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Is StatPro Group plc's (LON:SOG) CEO Paid At A Competitive Rate?

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Justin M. B. Wheatley is the CEO of StatPro Group plc (LON:SOG). This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. Then we'll look at a snap shot of the business growth. 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 Justin M. B. Wheatley's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that StatPro Group plc has a market cap of UK£81m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of UK£743k. (This is based on the year to December 2017). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at UK£403k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under UK£154m, and the median CEO total compensation was UK£238k.

Thus we can conclude that Justin M. B. Wheatley receives more in total compensation than the median of a group of companies in the same market, and of similar size to StatPro Group plc. However, this doesn't necessarily mean the pay is too high. We can better assess whether the pay is overly generous by looking into the underlying business performance.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at StatPro Group, below.

AIM:SOG CEO Compensation, May 15th 2019

Is StatPro Group plc Growing?

StatPro Group plc has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 5.7% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 11%.

I think the revenue growth is good. And the improvement in earnings per share is modest but respectable. So while we'd stop just short of calling this a top performer, but we think it is well worth watching. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has StatPro Group plc Been A Good Investment?

I think that the total shareholder return of 78%, over three years, would leave most StatPro Group plc shareholders smiling. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary...

We compared total CEO remuneration at StatPro Group plc with the amount paid at companies with a similar market capitalization. Our data suggests that it pays above the median CEO pay within that group.

Over the last three years returns to investors have been great, though we might have liked stronger business growth. Considering this fine result for investors, we daresay the CEO compensation might be apt. Shareholders may want to check for free if StatPro Group insiders are buying or selling shares.

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