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Chris Koch has been the CEO of Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE:CSL) since 2016. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. 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 Chris Koch's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
According to our data, Carlisle Companies Incorporated has a market capitalization of US$7.4b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$7.5m. (This is based on the year to December 2018). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$1.1m. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from US$4.0b to US$12b, and the median CEO total compensation was US$6.9m.
That means Chris Koch 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.
You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Carlisle Companies has changed over time.
Is Carlisle Companies Incorporated Growing?
On average over the last three years, Carlisle Companies Incorporated has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 13% each year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 15% over last year.
This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It's also good to see decent revenue growth in the last year, suggesting the business is healthy and growing. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.
Has Carlisle Companies Incorporated Been A Good Investment?
Carlisle Companies Incorporated has served shareholders reasonably well, with a total return of 26% over three years. But they probably wouldn't be so happy as to think the CEO should be paid more than is normal, for companies around this size.
Chris Koch is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size companies.
The company is growing EPS but shareholder returns have been sound but not amazing. So upon reflection one could argue that the CEO pay is quite reasonable. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Carlisle Companies shares with their own money (free access).
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