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Why Huntington Bancshares Incorporated's (NASDAQ:HBAN) CEO Pay Matters To You

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Steve Steinour became the CEO of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) in 2009. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at other big companies. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. 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 Steve Steinour's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is worth US$14b, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as US$8.6m for the year to December 2018. While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$1.1m. We further remind readers that the CEO may face performance requirements to receive the non-salary part of the total compensation. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations over US$8.0b and the median CEO total compensation was US$11m. Once you start looking at very large companies, you need to take a broader range, because there simply aren't that many of them.

That means Steve Steinour receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a large company. 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 Huntington Bancshares, below.

NasdaqGS:HBAN CEO Compensation, October 7th 2019

Is Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Growing?

On average over the last three years, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 24% each year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 6.4% over the last year.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's good to see a bit of revenue growth, as this suggests the business is able to grow sustainably. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Huntington Bancshares Incorporated for providing a total return of 51% 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...

Steve Steinour is paid around the same as most CEOs of large companies.

Shareholders would surely be happy to see that shareholder returns have been great, and the earnings per share are up. Indeed, many might consider the pay rather modest, given the solid company performance! Shareholders may want to check for free if Huntington Bancshares 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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