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Why Evercore Inc.'s (NYSE:EVR) CEO Pay Matters To You

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Ralph Schlosstein became the CEO of Evercore Inc. (NYSE:EVR) in 2009. 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. Third, we'll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

See our latest analysis for Evercore

How Does Ralph Schlosstein's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that Evercore Inc. has a market cap of US$4.0b, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$6.8m. (This is based on the year to December 2017). We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$500k. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of US$2.0b to US$6.4b. The median total CEO compensation was US$4.9m.

Thus we can conclude that Ralph Schlosstein receives more in total compensation than the median of a group of companies in the same market, and of similar size to Evercore Inc.. However, this doesn't necessarily mean the pay is too high. A closer look at the performance of the underlying business will give us a better idea about whether the pay is particularly generous.

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

NYSE:EVR CEO Compensation, April 5th 2019

Is Evercore Inc. Growing?

On average over the last three years, Evercore Inc. has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 51% each year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 26% over the last year.

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. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Evercore Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 115% over three years, Evercore Inc. has done well by shareholders. As a result, some may believe the CEO should be paid more than is normal for companies of similar size.

In Summary...

We compared the total CEO remuneration paid by Evercore Inc., and compared it to remuneration at a group of similar sized companies. We found that it pays well over the median amount paid in the benchmark group.

Importantly, though, the company has impressed with its earnings per share growth, over three years. In addition, shareholders have done well over the same time period. Considering this fine result for shareholders, we daresay the CEO compensation might be apt. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Evercore shares with their own money (free access).

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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