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Should You Worry About DMC Global Inc.'s (NASDAQ:BOOM) CEO Salary Level?

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Kevin Longe has been the CEO of DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ:BOOM) since 2013. 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. 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 Kevin Longe's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, DMC Global Inc. has a market capitalization of US$932m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$2.1m. (This figure is for the year to December 2018). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$510k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from US$400m to US$1.6b, and the median CEO total compensation was US$2.7m.

So Kevin Longe is paid around the average of the companies we looked at. While this data point isn't particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at DMC Global, below.

NasdaqGS:BOOM CEO Compensation, July 18th 2019

Is DMC Global Inc. Growing?

Over the last three years DMC Global Inc. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 95% per year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 62%.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's great to see that revenue growth is strong, too. These metrics suggest the business is growing strongly. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has DMC Global Inc. Been A Good Investment?

I think that the total shareholder return of 472%, over three years, would leave most DMC Global Inc. shareholders smiling. 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...

Kevin Longe is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size companies.

Few would be critical of the leadership, since returns have been juicy and earnings per share are moving in the right direction. Indeed, many might consider the pay rather modest, given the solid company performance! CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling DMC Global (free visualization of insider trades).

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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