|Low-Cost Materials |
Compared with those of other industries, CEOs in the materials sector come cheap: Only DuPont and Freeport-McMoran's chiefs turned up on the Top 100 richest list. This group also isn't known for offering stellar return on equity, either. Only 11 of 34 had five-year average ROE above 15%. Du Pont, Ecolab and IFF come out on top compared with peers. When 2002 compensation figures weren't available, previous-year figures were used, indicated by (2001) in the compensation column.
|Company (Ticker Symbol)||5-yr ROE||1-yr ROE||Chief Executive Compensation* Rank in 500 Richest CEOs in 2002||Stock Return in 2002|
|Du Pont (DD)||26.9%||-9.66%||Charles Holliday $17,726,625 Top 100||-0.3%|
|Ecolab (ECL)||25.3||21.19||Allan Schuman $10,580,068 #100-200 (2001)||23|
|International Flavor & Fragrances (IFF)||21.5||32.02||Richard Goldstein $9,702,079 #200-300||18.1|
|*Compensation figures were not available from eComp, so Yahoo! figures were used. |
Source: TheStreet.com, Bloomberg, eComp Online, Yahoo!