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Tom Coughlin became the CEO of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP) in 2014. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. Third, we'll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.
How Does Tom Coughlin's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing our data says that BCB Bancorp, Inc. has a market cap of US$194m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$1.7m. (This number is for the twelve months until December 2018). We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$455k. We examined companies with market caps from US$100m to US$400m, and discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was US$1.2m.
As you can see, Tom Coughlin is paid more than the median CEO pay at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this does not necessarily mean BCB Bancorp, Inc. is paying too much. We can get a better idea of how generous the pay is by looking at the performance of the underlying business.
You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at BCB Bancorp, below.
Is BCB Bancorp, Inc. Growing?
On average over the last three years, BCB Bancorp, Inc. has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 22% each year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 22%.
Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's also good to see decent revenue growth in the last year, suggesting the business is healthy and growing. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.
Has BCB Bancorp, Inc. Been A Good Investment?
With a total shareholder return of 23% over three years, BCB Bancorp, Inc. shareholders would, in general, be reasonably content. But they probably don't want to see the CEO paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.
We compared the total CEO remuneration paid by BCB Bancorp, Inc., and compared it to remuneration at a group of similar sized companies. As discussed above, we discovered that the company pays more than the median of that group.
However, the earnings per share growth over three years is certainly impressive. Looking at the same time period, we think that the shareholder returns are respectable. So, considering the EPS growth we do not wish to criticize the level of CEO compensation, though we'd recommend further research on management. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at BCB Bancorp.
Important note: BCB Bancorp may not be the best stock to buy. You might find something better in this list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.
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