Derek Zen became the CEO of Build King Holdings Limited (HKG:240) in 2012. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Next, we’ll consider growth that the business demonstrates. Third, we’ll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.
How Does Derek Zen’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
Our data indicates that Build King Holdings Limited is worth HK$1.1b, and total annual CEO compensation is HK$18m. (This is based on the year to December 2018). It is worth noting that the CEO compensation consists almost entirely of the salary, worth HK$18m. We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below HK$1.6b, and calculated the median CEO total compensation to be HK$1.9m.
Thus we can conclude that Derek Zen receives more in total compensation than the median of a group of companies in the same market, and of similar size to Build King Holdings Limited. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the pay is too high. We can better assess whether the pay is overly generous by looking into the underlying business performance.
You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Build King Holdings has changed over time.
Is Build King Holdings Limited Growing?
Build King Holdings Limited has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 42% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 5.6%.
This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It’s nice to see a little revenue growth, as this is consistent with healthy business conditions.
Has Build King Holdings Limited Been A Good Investment?
Boasting a total shareholder return of 175% over three years, Build King Holdings Limited has done well by shareholders. As a result, some may believe the CEO should be paid more than is normal for companies of similar size.
We compared total CEO remuneration at Build King Holdings Limited with the amount paid at companies with a similar market capitalization. As discussed above, we discovered that the company pays more than the median of that group.
However, the earnings per share growth over three years is certainly impressive. In addition, shareholders have done well over the same time period. Considering this fine result for shareholders, we daresay the CEO compensation might be apt. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling Build King Holdings shares (free trial).
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