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Is LiveRamp Holdings Inc’s (NYSE:RAMP) CEO Pay Fair?

Scott Howe became the CEO of LiveRamp Holdings Inc ( NYSE:RAMP ) in 2011. 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. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Scott Howe’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that LiveRamp Holdings Inc is worth US$3.6b, and total annual CEO compensation is US$5.4m. (This is based on the year to 2018). We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$670k. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of US$2.0b to US$6.4b. The median total CEO compensation was US$4.9m.

So Scott Howe 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, below, how CEO compensation at LiveRamp Holdings has changed over time.

NYSE:RAMP CEO Compensation November 29th 18

Is LiveRamp Holdings Inc Growing?

LiveRamp Holdings Inc has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 20% a year, over the last three years In the last year, its revenue is up 72%.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. Most shareholders would be pleased to see strong revenue growth combined with EPS growth. This combo suggests a fast growing business.

You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings .

Has LiveRamp Holdings Inc Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 101% over three years, LiveRamp Holdings Inc has done well by shareholders. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don’t mind if the CEO is paid more than is normal for a company of its size.

In Summary…

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

Shareholders would surely be happy to see that shareholder returns have been great, and the earnings per share are up. So one could argue the CEO compensation is quite modest, if you consider company performance! Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling LiveRamp Holdings shares (free trial).

Or you might prefer examine intently this intuitive graph showing past earnings and revenue .

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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com .