Great CEOs would already be running the company in a lean and mean fashion. Their first loyalty would be toward their employees, not the Street, not EPS guidance, not their variable compensation plan. If you have highly productive people (it's up to you as CEO to qualify your people - or at least to drive … Continue reading What Should CEOs Do Regarding Headcount During A Recession?
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This brief Korn Ferry article on CEO turnover is worth a read. Yes, I do believe that the Tech sector over-hired circa 2011 - 2021. My opinion is that San Francisco Bay Area companies are most guilty of over-hiring as frankly that's the Bay Area culture, at least as long as I started to visit … Continue reading CEO Turnover Up Approximately 18% Y-O-Y. Good.
"G" is the most important letter in "ESG" investing. "G" or "Governance" refers to the men and women who comprise corporate management teams and Boards. Management - the CEO in particular - matters a great deal as to the long-term success of any company. Too frequently CEOs and Boards put Executive Compensation ahead of corporate … Continue reading CEOs That Put Themselves First
As Technology companies prepare to report earnings we expect that a number of companies will curb share repurchase programs given the cost of debt has increased since the Q1 earnings reports of April and May. This will provide less downside protection for Technology names. Treasury yields for the 2-year, the 5-year and the 10-year are … Continue reading Less Downside Protection From Share Buybacks
CEORater has published a number of CEO compensation studies over the years. The truth is we probably do not allocate sufficient weighting to compensation in our CEOs of The Year awards. The Wall Street Journal published an insightful piece on Technology Founder/CEO compensation, which we have previously written about. Our view is that public company … Continue reading CEO Compensation: What Happened To “Pay For Performance”?
Capital Markets professionals ingest every tidbit of industry and company-specific data under the sun in an effort to gain an edge toward Alpha generation. Yet, one large data set remains virtually untapped. That dataset is corporate Management Teams. It encompasses variations of traditional performance metrics such as equity ownership, Return on Invested Capital (ROIC), cash … Continue reading Management Team Analytics – The Last Frontier
We compared CEO compensation for the PLM Software sector. PTC (ticker: PTC) CEO Jim Heppelmann is the group outlier as his compensation is 3x the group average and 4x that of the CEO of the largest company in the group (by market value), Autodesk (ticker: ADSK) CEO Andrew Anagnost. See below for additional detail. https://soundcloud.com/ceorater
When a company Founder & CEO whom owns 14% of the company's equity pays himself $211 million (the approximate equivalent of one quarter's revenue), it sends the wrong message to the management team and employees (not to mention shareholders). Perhaps if Paycom Software (ticker: PAYC) were doubling Revenues and EBITDA each year for five or … Continue reading CEO Compensation Ought To Tightly Align With Company Performance
Over the past year Moderna (ticker: MRNA) insiders have sold equity worth approximately $292 million as of July 27th 2020. This includes CEO Stéphane Bancel whom has sold equity worth approximately $33 million and Chief Medical Officer Tal Zaks whom has sold equity worth approximately $55 million over the same period. MRNA insider sales. Click … Continue reading Moderna Insider Sales Raise Corporate Governance Flags
CVS Health (ticker: CVS) provides an example of ineffective executive compensation management. Compensation should reward past performance and encourage behavior that drives desired future results. CEO total compensation growth should not outpace revenue growth nor operating cash flow growth over time. We prefer operating cash flow as a performance metric over Adjusted EBITDA as some … Continue reading CVS Health: An Example of Ineffective Executive Compensation Management