Mark Shashoua has been the CEO of Hyve Group Plc (LON:HYVE) since 2016. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Then we'll look at a snap shot of the business growth. And finally - as a second measure of performance - we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.
How Does Mark Shashoua's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing, our data says that Hyve Group Plc has a market cap of UK£595m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of UK£1.2m for the year to September 2018. We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at UK£464k. We note that more than half of the total compensation is not the salary; and performance requirements may apply to this non-salary portion. We examined companies with market caps from UK£327m to UK£1.3b, and discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was UK£932k.
So Mark Shashoua is paid around the average of the companies we looked at. This doesn't tell us a whole lot on its own, but looking at the performance of the actual business will give us useful context.
You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Hyve Group, below.
Is Hyve Group Plc Growing?
On average over the last three years, Hyve Group Plc has shrunk earnings per share by 38% each year (measured with a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 31%.
As investors, we are a bit wary of companies that have lower earnings per share, over three years. But on the other hand, revenue growth is strong, suggesting a brighter future. In conclusion we can't form a strong opinion about business performance yet; but it's one worth watching. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.
Has Hyve Group Plc Been A Good Investment?
Since shareholders would have lost about 7.5% over three years, some Hyve Group Plc shareholders would surely be feeling negative emotions. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.
Mark Shashoua is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.
The per share growth could be better, in our view. And we think the shareholder returns - over three years - have been underwhelming. So suffice it to say we don't think the compensation is modest. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Hyve Group.
Arguably, business quality is much more important than CEO compensation levels. So check out this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.
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