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Should You Worry About Standard AVB Financial Corp.'s (NASDAQ:STND) CEO Pay?

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Tim Zimmerman became the CEO of Standard AVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:STND) in 2010. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. 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 Tim Zimmerman's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Standard AVB Financial Corp. is worth US$138m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as US$574k for the year to December 2018. We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$350k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under US$200m, and the median CEO total compensation was US$519k.

So Tim Zimmerman 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.

The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Standard AVB Financial has changed from year to year.

NasdaqCM:STND CEO Compensation, January 16th 2020

Is Standard AVB Financial Corp. Growing?

Over the last three years Standard AVB Financial Corp. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 25% per year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is down 1.9% over last year.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. The lack of revenue growth isn't ideal, but it is the bottom line that counts most in business. Although we don't have analyst forecasts you could get a better understanding of its growth by checking out this more detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Standard AVB Financial Corp. Been A Good Investment?

Standard AVB Financial Corp. has generated a total shareholder return of 29% over three years, so most shareholders would be reasonably content. But they probably wouldn't be so happy as to think the CEO should be paid more than is normal, for companies around this size.

In Summary...

Remuneration for Tim Zimmerman is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

Shareholder returns could be better but shareholders would be pleased with the positive EPS growth. As a result of these considerations, I would suggest the CEO pay is reasonable. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Standard AVB Financial shares with their own money (free access).

Important note: Standard AVB Financial may not be the best stock to buy. You might find something better in this list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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