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Should You Worry About PetMed Express Inc’s (NASDAQ:PETS) CEO Pay?

Menderes Akdag has been the CEO of PetMed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) since 2001. 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. And finally – as a second measure of performance – we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

Check out our latest analysis for PetMed Express

How Does Menderes Akdag’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, PetMed Express Inc has a market capitalization of US$552m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$1.2m. Notably, that’s an increase of 34% over the year before. We examined companies with market caps from US$200m to US$800m, and discovered that the median CEO compensation of that group was US$1.6m.

So Menderes Akdag 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 PetMed Express, below.

NasdaqGS:PETS CEO Compensation November 17th 18

Is PetMed Express Inc Growing?

Over the last three years PetMed Express Inc has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 28% per year. In the last year, its revenue is up 9.1%.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It’s nice to see a little revenue growth, as this is consistent with healthy business conditions.

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

Has PetMed Express Inc Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 83% over three years, PetMed Express Inc has done well by shareholders. 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…

Menderes Akdag is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.

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. Shareholders may want to check for free if PetMed Express Inc insiders are buying or selling shares.

Or you might prefer gaze upon this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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.