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Is Performance Food Group Company's (NYSE:PFGC) CEO Paid Enough Relative To Peers?

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George Holm became the CEO of Performance Food Group Company (NYSE:PFGC) in 2002. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. 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.

See our latest analysis for Performance Food Group

How Does George Holm's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Performance Food Group Company has a market capitalization of US$4.3b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$5.2m. (This figure is for the year to June 2018). We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$1.0m. We examined companies with market caps from US$2.0b to US$6.4b, and discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was US$5.0m.

So George Holm receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. Although this fact alone doesn't tell us a great deal, it becomes more relevant when considered against the business performance.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Performance Food Group, below.

NYSE:PFGC CEO Compensation, April 22nd 2019

Is Performance Food Group Company Growing?

On average over the last three years, Performance Food Group Company has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 40% each year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 4.4%.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's also good to see modest revenue growth, suggesting the underlying business is healthy. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has Performance Food Group Company Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Performance Food Group Company for providing a total return of 61% over three years. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary...

George Holm is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.

Shareholders would surely be happy to see that shareholder returns have been great, and the earnings per share are up. Indeed, many might consider the pay rather modest, given the solid company performance! So you may want to check if insiders are buying Performance Food Group shares with their own money (free access).

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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