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Should You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At Triton International Limited's (NYSE:TRTN)

Simply Wall St

Brian Sondey became the CEO of Triton International Limited (NYSE:TRTN) in 2016. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Then we'll look at a snap shot of the business growth. 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 Triton International

How Does Brian Sondey's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Triton International Limited is worth US$2.5b, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as US$4.5m for the year to December 2018. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$900k. We note that more than half of the total compensation is not the salary; and performance requirements may apply to this non-salary portion. 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$5.1m.

That means Brian Sondey receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. 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 Triton International, below.

NYSE:TRTN CEO Compensation, September 23rd 2019
NYSE:TRTN CEO Compensation, September 23rd 2019

Is Triton International Limited Growing?

Over the last three years Triton International Limited has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 69% per year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 9.5%.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It's nice to see a little revenue growth, as this is consistent with healthy business conditions. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Triton International Limited Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Triton International Limited for providing a total return of 226% 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...

Brian Sondey is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size companies.

Few would be critical of the leadership, since returns have been juicy and earnings per share are moving in the right direction. So one could argue the CEO compensation is quite modest, if you consider company performance! So you may want to check if insiders are buying Triton International 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.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned. Thank you for reading.