Tag: Corporate Governance

CEO Behavior & Opportunity Cost

CEO Behavior & Opportunity Cost

CEOs ought to operate their companies in such a manner that their integrity and work ethic may not be questioned. Take the example of Unity (ticker: U) CEO John Riccitiello who is named in this lawsuit. If the allegations are true, it speaks to horrible behavior on Mr. Riccitiello's part. Setting the allegations aside for … Continue reading CEO Behavior & Opportunity Cost

The SEC Plans to Further Regulate 10b5-1 Plans

The SEC Plans to Further Regulate 10b5-1 Plans

This is a win for investors and could potentially be a "Big" win if new 10b5-1 regulations are tough. Too frequently CEOs and named executives skirt around insider trading rules by way of 10b5-1 plans - especially the modification of existing 10b5-1 plans. Last year we called out Moderna (MRNA) CEO St├ęphane Bancel for this … Continue reading The SEC Plans to Further Regulate 10b5-1 Plans

“G” Is Where The Value Is In ESG

“G” Is Where The Value Is In ESG

I've yet to be convinced of the value proposition of incorporating ESG into the investment decision-making process. What are the definitions of the "Environmental" and "Social" elements of ESG and how are each directly correlated to alpha generation? You are preaching to the choir as it relates to "Corporate Governance" - the "G" in ESG. … Continue reading “G” Is Where The Value Is In ESG

CEO Quality Matters. Warren Buffett Agrees.

CEO Quality Matters. Warren Buffett Agrees.

Over the weekend Warren Buffett stated that poor leadership is the greatest risk facing companies. Mr. Buffett is preaching to the choir and knows a thing or two about bad leadership having lived through scandal and CEO turnover at Wells Fargo while Berkshire was a large holder. Coca Cola - another Berkshire holding - hasn't … Continue reading CEO Quality Matters. Warren Buffett Agrees.

Infrastructure Tech and CyberSecurity Will Benefit From Consumer Spending

Infrastructure Tech and CyberSecurity Will Benefit From Consumer Spending

Infrastructure Technology and CyberSecurity are among the Tech sectors that will benefit from increased consumer spending in the coming months. We recently wrote about elevated Personal Income levels due to multiple rounds of fiscal handouts. Consumers will spend this money now that the warm weather is here. Technology companies outside of "Consumer Tech" will benefit … Continue reading Infrastructure Tech and CyberSecurity Will Benefit From Consumer Spending

PLM Software CEO Compensation Comparison

PLM Software CEO Compensation Comparison

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

CEO Compensation Ought To Tightly Align With Company Performance

CEO Compensation Ought To Tightly Align With Company Performance

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

Investors Will Be Left Holding The Bag When The SPAC Party Ends

Investors Will Be Left Holding The Bag When The SPAC Party Ends

SPACs simply are not investor-friendly. Never mind that SPAC sponsors collect a 20% fee. Most of the 2020-2021 SPAC class consists of CEOs that are not public market-ready nor are their companies. Most SPAC companies are venture-stage companies masquerading as seasoned public companies. Many are pre-revenue or at the early stages of revenue generation (profits … Continue reading Investors Will Be Left Holding The Bag When The SPAC Party Ends

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CEORater CEO Risk ReportPremium 

We are introducing CEORater's initial CEO Risk Report ("CRR") which may be accessed at the end of this note. (Readers who access this note via email will be required to click the "read more" button in order to access the report). CEORater's CRR details companies and CEOs that CEORater believes carry elevated risk, primarily within … Continue reading CEORater CEO Risk ReportPremium 

Corporate Value Transparency Paves The Way For High Performance Companies

Corporate Value Transparency Paves The Way For High Performance Companies

We believe that when company's explicitly state their values it becomes easier to attract talent that is aligned with the company. Ambiguity around employee performance expectations is minimized when corporate values are clearly stated. This transparency is necessary in order for a company to achieve its full operating potential. Below we provide several example of … Continue reading Corporate Value Transparency Paves The Way For High Performance Companies