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Why Invacare Corporation's (NYSE:IVC) CEO Pay Matters To You

Simply Wall St

Matt Monaghan became the CEO of Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC) in 2015. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. 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. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Matt Monaghan's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that Invacare Corporation has a market cap of US$226m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$5.3m. (This figure is for the year to December 2018). That's below the compensation, last year. While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$807k. 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$1.1m.

As you can see, Matt Monaghan is paid more than the median CEO pay at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this does not necessarily mean Invacare Corporation is paying too much. We can get a better idea of how generous the pay is by looking at the performance of the underlying business.

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

NYSE:IVC CEO Compensation, May 21st 2019

Is Invacare Corporation Growing?

On average over the last three years, Invacare Corporation has shrunk earnings per share by 17% each year (measured with a line of best fit). Its revenue is down -1.4% over last year.

Few shareholders would be pleased to read that earnings per share are lower over three years. And the impression is worse when you consider revenue is down year-on-year. So given this relatively weak performance, shareholders would probably not want to see high compensation for the CEO. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has Invacare Corporation Been A Good Investment?

Given the total loss of 35% over three years, many shareholders in Invacare Corporation are probably rather dissatisfied, to say the least. This suggests it would be unwise for the company to pay the CEO too generously.

In Summary...

We compared total CEO remuneration at Invacare Corporation with the amount paid at companies with a similar market capitalization. Our data suggests that it pays above the median CEO pay within that group.

Neither earnings per share nor revenue have been growing sufficiently fast to impress us, over the last three years.

Arguably worse, investors are without a positive return for the last three years. This analysis suggests to us that the CEO is paid too generously! Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling Invacare shares (free trial).

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