The CEO of Hopscotch Global PR Group (EPA:HOP) is Frédéric Bedin. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.
How Does Frédéric Bedin's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing our data says that Hopscotch Global PR Group has a market cap of €22m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of €226k. (This number is for the twelve months until December 2018). Notably, the salary of €222k is the vast majority of the CEO compensation. We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below €181m, and calculated the median CEO total compensation to be €153k.
Thus we can conclude that Frédéric Bedin receives more in total compensation than the median of a group of companies in the same market, and of similar size to Hopscotch Global PR Group. However, this doesn't necessarily mean the pay is too high. A closer look at the performance of the underlying business will give us a better idea about whether the pay is particularly generous.
The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Hopscotch Global PR Group has changed from year to year.
Is Hopscotch Global PR Group Growing?
Hopscotch Global PR Group has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 44% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is down -2.3% over last year.
Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. While it would be good to see revenue growth, profits matter more in the end. It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.
Has Hopscotch Global PR Group Been A Good Investment?
With a total shareholder return of 30% over three years, Hopscotch Global PR Group shareholders would, in general, be reasonably content. But they would probably prefer not to see CEO compensation far in excess of the median.
We examined the amount Hopscotch Global PR Group pays its CEO, and compared it to the amount paid by similar sized companies. Our data suggests that it pays above the median CEO pay within that group.
However, the earnings per share growth over three years is certainly impressive. We also think investors are doing ok, over the same time period. So, considering the EPS growth we do not wish to criticize the level of CEO compensation, though we'd recommend further research on management. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Hopscotch Global PR Group shares with their own money (free access).
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