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Brian Young has been the CEO of United Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBOH) since 2012. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Then we'll look at a snap shot of the business growth. And finally - as a second measure of performance - we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.
How Does Brian Young's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing our data says that United Bancshares, Inc. has a market cap of US$75m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$458k. (This number is for the twelve months until December 2018). That's a modest increase of 6.3% on the prior year year. We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$326k. We examined a group of similar sized companies, with market capitalizations of below US$200m. The median CEO total compensation in that group is US$452k.
That means Brian Young 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.
The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at United Bancshares has changed from year to year.
Is United Bancshares, Inc. Growing?
United Bancshares, Inc. has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 11% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 21% over the last year.
This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It's also good to see decent revenue growth in the last year, suggesting the business is healthy and growing. We don't have analyst forecasts, but shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has United Bancshares, Inc. Been A Good Investment?
United Bancshares, Inc. has served shareholders reasonably well, with a total return of 21% over three years. But they probably don't want to see the CEO paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.
Brian Young is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.
The company is growing EPS but shareholder returns have been sound but not amazing. So considering these factors, we think the CEO pay is probably quite reasonable. So you may want to check if insiders are buying United Bancshares shares with their own money (free access).
Important note: United Bancshares 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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