CEO’s Pay Can Be Great Indicator $BHI $HAL $NOV $SLB $WFT
There are many aspects to look at when choosing your investments. We present a few that tend to help narrow the choices while showing which ones would be great investments or be losers in the long run. Although we only cover a couple here these points can be applied to most public companies.
I will look at 5 oil service companies: Baker Hughes, Inc. (NYSE: BHI), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV), Schlumberger NV (NYSE: SLB) and Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE: WFT) and show that those with CEO compensation practices more attuned with investors delivered higher returns over the previous 3-year period and also YTD.
Total Shareholder Return during 2009-2011 and Year-To-Date (YTD)
Total Shareholder Return (TSR) includes both price appreciation and dividends received. Of these five companies, four pay dividends, only Weatherford does not. Of the four dividend payers, two—National Oilwell-Varco and Schlumberger–increased their dividends between 2009-2011. The chart below compares the 3-year TSR with total CEO compensation.
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