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Is NMI Holdings Inc’s (NASDAQ:NMIH) CEO Pay Fair?

In 2012 Brad Shuster was appointed CEO of NMI Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:NMIH). 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 process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

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How Does Brad Shuster’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that NMI Holdings Inc is worth US$1.4b, and total annual CEO compensation is US$4.6m. That’s a notable increase of 47% on last year. We examined companies with market caps from US$1.0b to US$3.2b, and discovered that the median CEO compensation of that group was US$3.5m.

It would therefore appear that NMI Holdings Inc pays Brad Shuster more than the median CEO remuneration at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this fact alone doesn’t mean the remuneration is too high. We can get a better idea of how generous the pay is by looking at the performance of the underlying business.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at NMI Holdings, below.

NasdaqGM:NMIH CEO Compensation November 16th 18

Is NMI Holdings Inc Growing?

NMI Holdings Inc has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 76% a year, over the last three years Its revenue is up 54% over last year.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. Most shareholders would be pleased to see strong revenue growth combined with EPS growth. This combo suggests a fast growing business.

Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts. .

Has NMI Holdings Inc Been A Good Investment?

I think that the total shareholder return of 183%, over three years, would leave most NMI Holdings Inc shareholders smiling. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don’t mind if the CEO is paid more than is normal for a company of its size.

In Summary…

We compared the total CEO remuneration paid by NMI Holdings Inc, and compared it to remuneration at a group of similar sized companies. Our data suggests that it pays above the median CEO pay within that group.

Importantly, though, the company has impressed with its earnings per share growth, over three years. On top of that, in the same period, returns to shareholders have been great. So, considering this good performance, the CEO compensation may be quite appropriate. So you may want to check if insiders are buying NMI Holdings Inc shares with their own money (free access).

Or you might prefer examine intently this intuitive graph showing past earnings and revenue.

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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.