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Why National Storage Affiliates Trust’s (NYSE:NSA) CEO Salary Matters To You

Arlen Nordhagen has been the CEO of National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA) since 2013. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. 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.

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How Does Arlen Nordhagen’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, National Storage Affiliates Trust has a market capitalization of US$2.3b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$3m. Notably, that’s an increase of 29% over the year before. We examined companies with market caps from US$1.0b to US$3.2b, and discovered that the median CEO compensation of that group was US$4m.

So Arlen Nordhagen receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst 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 a visual representation of the CEO compensation at National Storage Affiliates Trust, below.

NYSE:NSA CEO Compensation November 2nd 18

Is National Storage Affiliates Trust Growing?

National Storage Affiliates Trust has reduced its earnings per share by an average of 32% a year, over the last three years. In the last year, its revenue is up 27%.

Investors should note that, over three years, earnings per share are down. But on the other hand, revenue growth is strong, suggesting a brighter future. It’s hard to reach a conclusion about business performance right now. This may be one to watch.

Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts. .

Has National Storage Affiliates Trust Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 102% over three years, National Storage Affiliates Trust has done well by shareholders. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO is paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary…

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

The company isn’t showing particularly great growth, but shareholder returns have been pleasing. So we can conclude that on this analysis the CEO compensation seems pretty sound. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at National Storage Affiliates Trust.

Or you might prefer this data-rich interactive visualization of historic revenue and earnings.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.