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Why Croda International Plc's (LON:CRDA) CEO Pay Matters To You

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Steve Foots became the CEO of Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) in 2012. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

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How Does Steve Foots's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Croda International Plc has a market capitalization of UK£6.6b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth UK£3.2m. (This number is for the twelve months until December 2018). That's below the compensation, last year. We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at UK£643k. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of UK£3.1b to UK£9.2b. The median total CEO compensation was UK£2.5m.

So Steve Foots is paid around the average of the companies we looked at. 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 Croda International has changed over time.

LSE:CRDA CEO Compensation, May 2nd 2019

Is Croda International Plc Growing?

Over the last three years Croda International Plc has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 12% per year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 1.0% over 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 Croda International Plc Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 84% over three years, Croda International Plc has done well by shareholders. 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...

Steve Foots is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar 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 Croda International shares with their own money (free access).

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