Doug Hultquist became the CEO of QCR Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:QCRH) in 1993. 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. 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 Doug Hultquist’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
Our data indicates that QCR Holdings Inc is worth US$590m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$1m. That’s a modest increase of 1.3% on the prior year year. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from US$200m to US$800m, and the median CEO compensation was US$2m.
A first glance this seems like a real positive for shareholders, since Doug Hultquist is paid less than the average compensation paid by similar sized companies. 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 QCR Holdings, below.
Is QCR Holdings Inc Growing?
On average over the last three years, QCR Holdings Inc has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 20% each year. It achieved revenue growth of 19% over the last year.
Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It’s a real positive to see this sort of growth in a single year. That suggests a healthy and growing business.
You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.
Has QCR Holdings Inc Been A Good Investment?
Most shareholders would probably be pleased with QCR Holdings Inc for providing a total return of 59% over three years. As a result, some may believe the CEO should be paid more than is normal for companies of similar size.
QCR Holdings Inc is currently paying its CEO below what is normal for companies of its size. Many would consider this to indicate that the pay is modest since the business is growing. And given most shareholders are probably very happy with recent returns, you might even think that Doug Hultquist deserves a raise!
It is relatively rare to see a modestly paid CEO when performance is so impressive. The cherry on top would be if company insiders are buying shares with their own money. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at QCR Holdings Inc.
Of course, the past can be informative so you might be interested in considering this analytical visualization showing the company history of earnings and revenue.
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