Patrik De Haes became the CEO of Oxurion NV (EBR:OXUR) in 2008. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. 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.
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How Does Patrik De Haes's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
Our data indicates that Oxurion NV is worth €127m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as €549k for the year to December 2018. While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at €459k. We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below €183m, and calculated the median CEO total compensation to be €422k.
Thus we can conclude that Patrik De Haes receives more in total compensation than the median of a group of companies in the same market, and of similar size to Oxurion NV. However, this doesn't necessarily mean the pay is too high. We can get a better idea of how generous the pay is by looking at the performance of the underlying business.
You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Oxurion has changed over time.
Is Oxurion NV Growing?
Oxurion NV has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 21% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). It saw its revenue drop 50% over the last year.
This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. The lack of revenue growth isn't ideal, but it is the bottom line that counts most in business. We don't have analyst forecasts, but you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has Oxurion NV Been A Good Investment?
With a three year total loss of 5.1%, Oxurion NV would certainly have some dissatisfied shareholders. This suggests it would be unwise for the company to pay the CEO too generously.
We examined the amount Oxurion NV 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 we must not forget that the EPS growth has been very strong over three years. On the other hand returns to investors over the same period have probably disappointed many. One might thus conclude that it would be better if the company waited until growth is reflected in the share price, before increasing CEO compensation. CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling Oxurion (free visualization of insider trades).
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