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Should You Worry About Fidelity D & D Bancorp Inc’s (NASDAQ:FDBC) CEO Pay?

In 2010 Dan Santaniello was appointed CEO of Fidelity D & D Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FDBC). First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Next, we’ll consider growth that the business demonstrates. Third, we’ll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

See our latest analysis for Fidelity D & D Bancorp

How Does Dan Santaniello’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Fidelity D & D Bancorp Inc has a market capitalization of US$229m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$790k. We note that’s an increase of 87% above last year. 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$930k.

That means Dan Santaniello receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. 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, below, how CEO compensation at Fidelity D & D Bancorp has changed over time.

NasdaqGM:FDBC CEO Compensation November 15th 18

Is Fidelity D & D Bancorp Inc Growing?

Over the last three years Fidelity D & D Bancorp Inc has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 12% per year. It achieved revenue growth of 6.1% 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.

Although we don’t have analyst forecasts, shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Fidelity D & D Bancorp Inc Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Fidelity D & D Bancorp Inc for providing a total return of 189% over three years. 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 Dan Santaniello is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

Shareholders would surely be happy to see that shareholder returns have been great, and the earnings per share are up. Although the pay is a normal amount, some shareholders probably consider it fair or modest, given the good performance of the stock. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Fidelity D & D Bancorp Inc shares with their own money (free access).

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.