Michael Dell’s Paycheck Just Got a Little Smaller

by Marc Bastow | June 4, 2013 9:55 am

By any measure its been a rough year for Dell (DELL[1]) founder and CEO Michael Dell.

Not only is the man-made famous for starting his company in a dorm room at the University of Texas battling to maintain control over his brainchild, but he suffered a pay cut of around 14% as the company’s stock price — and financial performance — lagged.

Of course, Dell’s pay package was still valued at $13.9 million according to[2] the Associated Press, which combines salary, bonus, perks, above-market that a company pays on deferred compensation, and of course stock and options awarded.

By those measures, Dell’s compensation included his $950,000 salary, stock awards valued at $11.6 million, a $1.3 million bonus, and perks and other benefits of just under $20,000. Not included in the calculation was $2 million paid to an aircraft leasing agency for Dell’s travel.

All not so bad for a company that saw its stock price fall to as low as just over $8 per share in 2012. Dell and a group of investors have made an offer to shareholders to take the company private[3] with a $24 billion ($13.65 per share) price tag.

The bid drew the wrath of major shareholders, including Carl Icahn and Southwest Asset Management, and both are now working to crater the proposal, hoping for a better price elsewhere.

Dell’s proposal is scheduled for a shareholder vote on July 18.

Written by Marc Bastow, Assistant Editor at InvestorPlace.com. As of this writing he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

Endnotes:
  1. DELL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DELL
  2. according to: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DELL_EXECUTIVE_COMPENSATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-06-03-19-35-44
  3. take the company private: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/dell-to-go-private-in-24-billion-buyout/

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