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Should You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At Parke Bancorp, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:PKBK)

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Vito Pantilione has been the CEO of Parke Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PKBK) since 2005. 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. Third, we'll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Vito Pantilione's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Parke Bancorp, Inc. is worth US$258m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$1.3m. (This figure is for the year to December 2018). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$739k. We examined companies with market caps from US$100m to US$400m, and discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was US$1.2m.

That means Vito Pantilione 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.

The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Parke Bancorp has changed from year to year.

NasdaqCM:PKBK CEO Compensation, July 9th 2019

Is Parke Bancorp, Inc. Growing?

Over the last three years Parke Bancorp, Inc. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 9.8% per year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 24%.

I would argue that the modest growth in revenue is a notable positive. And the modest growth in earnings per share isn't bad, either. So while performance isn't amazing, we think it really does seem quite respectable. We don't have analyst forecasts, but you could get a better understanding of its growth by checking out this more detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Parke Bancorp, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

I think that the total shareholder return of 137%, over three years, would leave most Parke Bancorp, Inc. shareholders smiling. As a result, some may believe the CEO should be paid more than is normal for companies of similar size.

In Summary...

Vito Pantilione is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size companies.

While we would like to see improved growth metrics, there is no doubt that the total returns have been great, over the last three years. So considering most shareholders would be happy, we'd say the CEO pay is appropriate. Shareholders may want to check for free if Parke Bancorp insiders are buying or selling shares.

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