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Our Take On United Security Bancshares’s (NASDAQ:UBFO) CEO Salary

Becky Mayes

Dennis Woods has been the CEO of United Security Bancshares (NASDAQ:UBFO) since 1993. 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. And finally – as a second measure of performance – we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

Check out our latest analysis for United Security Bancshares

How Does Dennis Woods’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that United Security Bancshares has a market cap of US$164m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$801k. (This is based on the year to 2017). We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$547k. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of US$100m to US$400m. The median total CEO compensation was US$952k.

That means Dennis Woods 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.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at United Security Bancshares, below.

NASDAQGS:UBFO CEO Compensation January 24th 19
NASDAQGS:UBFO CEO Compensation January 24th 19

Is United Security Bancshares Growing?

United Security Bancshares has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 18% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 13% over the last year.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It’s also good to see decent revenue growth in the last year, suggesting the business is healthy and growing.

Although we don’t have analyst forecasts, shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has United Security Bancshares Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with United Security Bancshares for providing a total return of 116% 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…

Dennis Woods 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. So one could argue the CEO compensation is quite modest, if you consider company performance! Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling United Security Bancshares shares (free trial).

Or you could feast your eyes on this interactive graph depicting past earnings, cash flow and revenue.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.