One thing that stands out when reviewing our banks is the value of the options outstanding for bank CEOs. There was also a recent article in CanTech about this very subject pointing out lots of options for some tech companies.
I looked at the stocks I have recently reviewed and there is no doubt that banks CEO's are big winners. In order of the value of their options, Toronto Dominion (TSX-TD) CEO was at the top with options worth $228,494,787 and Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX-BNS) CEO was close behind with options worth $224,649,146.
The other two banks I looked at had lower options with Bank of Montreal (TSX-BMO) CEO having stock options worth $102,005,447 and Royal Bank of Canada (TSX-RY) CEO having stock options worth $94,307,850. This is a snap shot taken when I reviewed these banks.
Some of the big energy company's CEO did well also with Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX-SU) CEO's stock options worth $84,022,602 and EnCana Corp (TSX- EXA) CEO's stock options worth $63,925,060.
There was a sort of mid-range in options in Real Estate with the H & R Real Estate (TSX-HR.UN) CEO having stock options with $27,675,000 and the First Capital Realty (TSX-FCR) CEO having stock options worth $38,695,960.
I also found some small tech companies with little in the way of CEO options. They included Hammond Power Sol. (TSX-HPS.A) who's CEO has options worth $1,060,605; Calian Technologies Ltd (TSX-TXY) who's CEO has options worth $935,100 and Exco Technologies Ltd. (TSX-XTO) who's CEO has options worth $560,000.
See my spreadsheet at options.htm.
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