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Should You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At Hydratec Industries NV's (AMS:HYDRA)

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Bart Aangenendt became the CEO of Hydratec Industries NV (AMS:HYDRA) in 2015. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. 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. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

Check out our latest analysis for Hydratec Industries

How Does Bart Aangenendt's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Hydratec Industries NV is worth €89m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as €392k for the year to December 2018. We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at €260k. We examined a group of similar sized companies, with market capitalizations of below €184m. The median CEO total compensation in that group is €402k.

So Bart Aangenendt receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. This doesn't tell us a whole lot on its own, but looking at the performance of the actual business will give us useful context.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Hydratec Industries, below.

ENXTAM:HYDRA CEO Compensation, February 25th 2020

Is Hydratec Industries NV Growing?

On average over the last three years, Hydratec Industries NV has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 6.4% each year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 22% over the last year.

This revenue growth could really point to a brighter future. And the modest growth in earnings per share isn't bad, either. So while we'd stop just short of calling this a top performer, but we think it is well worth watching. Although we don't have analyst forecasts you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Hydratec Industries NV Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 54% over three years, Hydratec Industries NV has done well by shareholders. As a result, some may believe the CEO should be paid more than is normal for companies of similar size.

In Summary...

Remuneration for Bart Aangenendt is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

The company isn't showing particularly great growth, but shareholder returns have been pleasing. So considering most shareholders would be happy, we'd say the CEO pay is appropriate. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Hydratec Industries shares with their own money (free access).

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