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Is Wall Financial Corporation (TSE:WFC) Excessively Paying Its CEO?

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Bruno Wall is the CEO of Wall Financial Corporation (TSE:WFC). First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. 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.

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How Does Bruno Wall's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Wall Financial Corporation has a market capitalization of CA$781m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth CA$1.0m. (This number is for the twelve months until January 2019). It is worth noting that the CEO compensation consists almost entirely of the salary, worth CA$1.0m. We examined companies with market caps from CA$266m to CA$1.1b, and discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was CA$1.4m.

That means Bruno Wall receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. This doesn't tell us a whole lot on its own, but looking at the performance of the actual business will give us useful context.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Wall Financial has changed over time.

TSX:WFC CEO Compensation, August 18th 2019

Is Wall Financial Corporation Growing?

Wall Financial Corporation has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 44% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 230%.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. The combination of strong revenue growth with medium-term earnings per share improvement certainly points to the kind of growth I like to see. We don't have analyst forecasts, but you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Wall Financial Corporation Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 91% over three years, Wall Financial Corporation has done well by shareholders. 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...

Remuneration for Bruno Wall is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

Shareholders would surely be happy to see that shareholder returns have been great, and the earnings per share are up. Although the pay is a normal amount, some shareholders probably consider it fair or modest, given the good performance of the stock. Shareholders may want to check for free if Wall Financial insiders are buying or selling shares.

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.

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