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How Much Did Wireless Telecom Group, Inc.'s (NYSEMKT:WTT) CEO Pocket Last Year?

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Tim Whelan became the CEO of Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. (NYSEMKT:WTT) in 2016. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. 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 process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

View our latest analysis for Wireless Telecom Group

How Does Tim Whelan's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing, our data says that Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. has a market cap of US$26m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of US$540k for the year to December 2018. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$325k. 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$493k.

So Tim Whelan receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. While this data point isn't particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Wireless Telecom Group, below.

AMEX:WTT CEO Compensation, October 17th 2019

Is Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. Growing?

Over the last three years Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 21% per year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 2.7% 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 could get a better understanding of its growth by checking out this more detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Given the total loss of 25% over three years, many shareholders in Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. are probably rather dissatisfied, to say the least. So shareholders would probably think the company shouldn't be too generous with CEO compensation.

In Summary...

Tim Whelan is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.

We'd say the company can boast of its EPS growth, but we find the returns over the last three years to be lacking. Considering the the positives we don't think the CEO pays is too high, but it's certainly hard to argue it is too low. CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling Wireless Telecom Group (free visualization of insider trades).

Arguably, business quality is much more important than CEO compensation levels. So check out this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.

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