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How Much Did Oritani Financial Corp.’s (NASDAQ:ORIT) CEO Pocket Last Year?

Sadie Atkinson

Kevin Lynch became the CEO of Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT) in 1998. 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 we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

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How Does Kevin Lynch’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Oritani Financial Corp. is worth US$767m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$1.7m. (This is based on the year to 2018). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$744k. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from US$400m to US$1.6b, we found the median CEO compensation was US$2.2m.

So Kevin Lynch 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.

The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Oritani Financial has changed from year to year.

NASDAQGS:ORIT CEO Compensation January 30th 19

Is Oritani Financial Corp. Growing?

On average over the last three years, Oritani Financial Corp. has shrunk earnings per share by 11% each year. It saw its revenue drop -14% over the last year.

Unfortunately, earnings per share have trended lower over the last three years. And the fact that revenue is down year on year arguably paints an ugly picture. It’s hard to argue the company is firing on all cylinders, so shareholders might be averse to high CEO remuneration.

Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts. .

Has Oritani Financial Corp. Been A Good Investment?

Oritani Financial Corp. has generated a total shareholder return of 30% over three years, so most shareholders would be reasonably content. But they probably wouldn’t be so happy as to think the CEO should be paid more than is normal, for companies around this size.

In Summary…

Kevin Lynch is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.

The company isn’t growing earnings per share, and nor have the total returns inspired us. We wouldn’t say the CEO pay is too high, but one might argue that the company should improve returns to shareholders before increasing it. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Oritani Financial shares with their own money (free access).

Or you might prefer this data-rich interactive visualization of historic revenue and earnings.

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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.