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How Should Investors React To DMC Global Inc.'s (NASDAQ:BOOM) CEO Pay?

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Kevin Longe became the CEO of DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ:BOOM) in 2013. 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.

See our latest analysis for DMC Global

How Does Kevin Longe's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, DMC Global Inc. has a market capitalization of US$657m, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth US$2.1m over the year to December 2018. We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$510k. We further remind readers that the CEO may face performance requirements to receive the non-salary part of the total compensation. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of US$400m to US$1.6b. The median total CEO compensation was US$2.6m.

So Kevin Longe receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst 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, below, how CEO compensation at DMC Global has changed over time.

NasdaqGS:BOOM CEO Compensation, January 8th 2020

Is DMC Global Inc. Growing?

Over the last three years DMC Global Inc. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 111% per year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 38% over the last year.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's great to see that revenue growth is strong, too. These metrics suggest the business is growing strongly. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has DMC Global Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 192% over three years, DMC Global Inc. has done well by shareholders. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don't mind if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for a company of its size.

In Summary...

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

The company is growing earnings per share and total shareholder returns have been pleasing. Indeed, many might consider the pay rather modest, given the solid company performance! So you may want to check if insiders are buying DMC Global shares with their own money (free access).

Important note: DMC Global may not be the best stock to buy. You might find something better in this list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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