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Should You Worry About Tambla Limited's (ASX:TBL) CEO Salary Level?

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Chris Fydler has been the CEO of Tambla Limited (ASX:TBL) since 2017. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. Third, we'll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

See our latest analysis for Tambla

How Does Chris Fydler's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing, our data says that Tambla Limited has a market cap of AU$8.3m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of AU$401k for the year to December 2018. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at AU$335k. We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below AU$290m, and calculated the median CEO total compensation to be AU$380k.

So Chris Fydler receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. While this data point isn't particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Tambla has changed over time.

ASX:TBL CEO Compensation, December 24th 2019

Is Tambla Limited Growing?

Tambla Limited has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 42% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 2.3% 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 could get a better understanding of its growth by checking out this more detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Tambla Limited Been A Good Investment?

Given the total loss of 40% over three years, many shareholders in Tambla Limited are probably rather dissatisfied, to say the least. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.

In Summary...

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

We like that the company is growing EPS, but we find the returns over the last three years to be lacking. We'd be surprised if shareholders want to see a pay rise for the CEO, but we'd stop short of calling their pay too generous. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling Tambla shares (free trial).

Important note: Tambla 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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