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Should You Worry About Shore Bancshares Inc’s (NASDAQ:SHBI) CEO Pay?

Scott Beatty has been the CEO of Shore Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SHBI) since 2013. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Next, we’ll consider growth that the business demonstrates. And finally – as a second measure of performance – we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

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How Does Scott Beatty’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that Shore Bancshares Inc has a market cap of US$209m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$756k. That’s a notable increase of 41% on last year. We examined companies with market caps from US$100m to US$400m, and discovered that the median CEO compensation of that group was US$904k.

So Scott Beatty is paid around the average of 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 Shore Bancshares, below.

NasdaqGS:SHBI CEO Compensation November 9th 18

Is Shore Bancshares Inc Growing?

Over the last three years Shore Bancshares Inc has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 26% per year. In the last year, its revenue is up 15%.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. IThis sort of respectable year-on-year revenue growth is often seen at a healthy, growing business.

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

Has Shore Bancshares Inc Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 70% over three years, Shore Bancshares Inc has done well by shareholders. As a result, some may believe the CEO should be paid more than is normal for companies of similar size.

In Summary…

Remuneration for Scott Beatty 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. So one could argue the CEO compensation is quite modest, if you consider company performance! If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Shore Bancshares Inc.

Or you might prefer examine intently this intuitive graph showing past earnings and revenue.

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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.