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Should You Worry About Hingham Institution for Savings’s (NASDAQ:HIFS) CEO Pay?

In 1993 Robert Gaughen was appointed CEO of Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS). First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. 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.

See our latest analysis for Hingham Institution for Savings

How Does Robert Gaughen’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Hingham Institution for Savings has a market capitalization of US$426m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$1.8m. That’s a fairly small increase of 4.6% on year before. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from US$200m to US$800m, and the median CEO compensation was US$1.6m.

So Robert Gaughen receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. 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 Hingham Institution for Savings, below.

NasdaqGM:HIFS CEO Compensation November 16th 18

Is Hingham Institution for Savings Growing?

Hingham Institution for Savings has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 17% a year, over the last three years It achieved revenue growth of 8.4% over the last year.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It’s also good to see modest revenue growth, suggesting the underlying business is healthy.

We don’t have analyst forecasts, but you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Hingham Institution for Savings Been A Good Investment?

I think that the total shareholder return of 60%, over three years, would leave most Hingham Institution for Savings shareholders smiling. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don’t mind if the CEO is paid more than is normal for a company of its size.

In Summary…

Robert Gaughen is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size 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 Hingham Institution for Savings insiders are buying or selling shares.

Or you could feast your eyes on this interactive graph depicting past earnings, cash flow and revenue.

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.