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Should You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At Nexus Real Estate Investment Trust's (CVE:NXR.UN)

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Kelly Hanczyk has been the CEO of Nexus Real Estate Investment Trust (CVE:NXR.UN) since 2014. 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. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Kelly Hanczyk's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Nexus Real Estate Investment Trust is worth CA$236m, and total annual CEO compensation is CA$612k. (This is based on the year to December 2018). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at CA$375k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from CA$133m to CA$531m, and the median CEO total compensation was CA$867k.

So Kelly Hanczyk is paid around the average of 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 Nexus Real Estate Investment Trust, below.

TSXV:NXR.UN CEO Compensation, September 16th 2019

Is Nexus Real Estate Investment Trust Growing?

On average over the last three years, Nexus Real Estate Investment Trust has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 29% each year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 6.3% 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 modest revenue growth, suggesting the underlying business is healthy. It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.

Has Nexus Real Estate Investment Trust Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Nexus Real Estate Investment Trust for providing a total return of 40% over three years. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don't mind if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for a company of its size.

In Summary...

Kelly Hanczyk is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size companies.

Shareholders would surely be happy to see that shareholder returns have been great, and the earnings per share are up. Although the pay is a normal amount, some shareholders probably consider it fair or modest, given the good performance of the stock. Shareholders may want to check for free if Nexus Real Estate Investment Trust insiders are buying or selling shares.

Important note: Nexus Real Estate Investment Trust may not be the best stock to buy. You might find something better in this list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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