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How Much Did Safestore Holdings plc's (LON:SAFE) CEO Pocket Last Year?

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Frederic Vecchioli became the CEO of Safestore Holdings plc (LON:SAFE) in 2013. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. 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.

View our latest analysis for Safestore Holdings

How Does Frederic Vecchioli's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Safestore Holdings plc is worth UK£1.7b, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as UK£1.6m for the year to October 2018. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at UK£404k. We further remind readers that the CEO may face performance requirements to receive the non-salary part of the total compensation. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of UK£762m to UK£2.4b. The median total CEO compensation was UK£1.4m.

That means Frederic Vecchioli receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. While this data point isn't particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Safestore Holdings has changed over time.

LSE:SAFE CEO Compensation, January 8th 2020
LSE:SAFE CEO Compensation, January 8th 2020

Is Safestore Holdings plc Growing?

Over the last three years Safestore Holdings plc has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 20% per year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 8.3%.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's nice to see a little revenue growth, as this is consistent with healthy business conditions. It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.

Has Safestore Holdings plc Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Safestore Holdings plc for providing a total return of 146% over three years. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don't mind if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for a company of its size.

In Summary...

Remuneration for Frederic Vecchioli is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

Few would be critical of the leadership, since returns have been juicy and earnings per share are moving in the right direction. Although the pay is a normal amount, some shareholders probably consider it fair or modest, given the good performance of the stock. CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling Safestore Holdings (free visualization of insider trades).

If you want to buy a stock that is better than Safestore Holdings, this free list of high return, low debt companies is a great place to look.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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