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In 2010 Dan Santaniello was appointed CEO of Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FDBC). First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.
How Does Dan Santaniello's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing our data says that Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. has a market cap of US$242m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$667k. (This is based on the year to December 2018). That's less than last year. While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$281k. 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$1.1m.
Most shareholders would consider it a positive that Dan Santaniello takes less total compensation than the CEOs of most similar size companies, leaving more for shareholders. While this is a good thing, you'll need to understand the business better before you can form an opinion.
You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Fidelity D & D Bancorp, below.
Is Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. Growing?
On average over the last three years, Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 15% each year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 9.9% over last year.
This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It's also good to see modest revenue growth, suggesting the underlying business is healthy. We don't have analyst forecasts, but you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. Been A Good Investment?
I think that the total shareholder return of 231%, over three years, would leave most Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. shareholders smiling. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.
It appears that Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. remunerates its CEO below most similar sized companies. Many would consider this to indicate that the pay is modest since the business is growing. The pleasing shareholder returns are the cherry on top; you might even consider that Dan Santaniello deserves a raise!
It's not often we see shareholders do so well, and yet the CEO is paid modestly. It would be even more positive if company insiders are buying shares. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Fidelity D & D Bancorp.
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