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Is Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN) Excessively Paying Its CEO?

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Todd Adams has been the CEO of Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN) since 2009. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. 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. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Todd Adams's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Rexnord Corporation has a market capitalization of US$2.8b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$6.1m. (This is based on the year to March 2018). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$930k. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from US$2.0b to US$6.4b, we found the median CEO total compensation was US$5.3m.

So Todd Adams 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 Rexnord, below.

NYSE:RXN CEO Compensation, May 30th 2019

Is Rexnord Corporation Growing?

Over the last three years Rexnord Corporation has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 19% per year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 11% over last year.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It's a real positive to see this sort of growth in a single year. That suggests a healthy and growing business. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has Rexnord Corporation Been A Good Investment?

Rexnord Corporation has served shareholders reasonably well, with a total return of 30% over three years. But they would probably prefer not to see CEO compensation far in excess of the median.

In Summary...

Remuneration for Todd Adams is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

Shareholder returns could be better but shareholders would be pleased with the positive EPS growth. So considering these factors, we think the CEO pay is probably quite reasonable. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling Rexnord shares (free trial).

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