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Should You Worry About TESSCO Technologies Incorporated's (NASDAQ:TESS) CEO Pay Cheque?

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In 2016 Murray Wright was appointed CEO of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS). 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. 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.

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How Does Murray Wright's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, TESSCO Technologies Incorporated has a market capitalization of US$155m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$933k. (This is based on the year to March 2019). That's actually a decrease on the year before. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$550k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from US$100m to US$400m, and the median CEO total compensation was US$1.1m.

So Murray Wright 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 TESSCO Technologies, below.

NasdaqGS:TESS CEO Compensation, July 2nd 2019

Is TESSCO Technologies Incorporated Growing?

Over the last three years TESSCO Technologies Incorporated has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 29% per year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 4.6% over last year.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It's good to see a bit of revenue growth, as this suggests the business is able to grow sustainably. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has TESSCO Technologies Incorporated Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with TESSCO Technologies Incorporated for providing a total return of 51% over three years. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary...

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

The company is growing earnings per share and total shareholder returns have been pleasing. So one could argue the CEO compensation is quite modest, if you consider company performance! CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling TESSCO Technologies (free visualization of insider trades).

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