Ram Krishnan has been the CEO of NTN Buzztime Inc (NYSEMKT:NTN) since 2014. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. 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.
How Does Ram Krishnan’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
According to our data, NTN Buzztime Inc has a market capitalization of US$7.7m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$350k. (This number is for the twelve months until 2017). Notably, the salary of US$350k is the vast majority of the CEO compensation. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under US$200m, and the median CEO compensation was US$296k.
So Ram Krishnan receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst 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 NTN Buzztime, below.
Is NTN Buzztime Inc Growing?
NTN Buzztime Inc has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 83% a year, over the last three years It achieved revenue growth of 3.4% over the last year.
This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. 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 NTN Buzztime Inc Been A Good Investment?
Since shareholders would have lost about 69% over three years, some NTN Buzztime Inc shareholders would surely be feeling negative emotions. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.
Remuneration for Ram Krishnan is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .
We think that the EPS growth is very pleasing, but we find the returns over the last three years to be lacking. We’d be surprised if shareholders want to see a pay rise for the CEO, but we’d stop short of calling their pay too generous. CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling NTN Buzztime (free visualization of insider trades).
Or you might prefer gaze upon this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .
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