What Can We Learn About TPC Consolidated's (ASX:TPC) CEO Compensation?

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Simply Wall St
Published
December 21, 2020
ASX:TPC

Charles Huang is the CEO of TPC Consolidated Limited (ASX:TPC), and in this article, we analyze the executive's compensation package with respect to the overall performance of the company. This analysis will also look to assess whether the CEO is appropriately paid, considering recent earnings growth and investor returns for TPC Consolidated.

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How Does Total Compensation For Charles Huang Compare With Other Companies In The Industry?

According to our data, TPC Consolidated Limited has a market capitalization of AU$15m, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth AU$415k over the year to June 2020. Notably, that's an increase of 23% over the year before. In particular, the salary of AU$317.2k, makes up a huge portion of the total compensation being paid to the CEO.

On comparing similar-sized companies in the industry with market capitalizations below AU$263m, we found that the median total CEO compensation was AU$415k. This suggests that TPC Consolidated remunerates its CEO largely in line with the industry average. Furthermore, Charles Huang directly owns AU$5.3m worth of shares in the company, implying that they are deeply invested in the company's success.

Component20202019Proportion (2020)
Salary AU$317k AU$305k 76%
Other AU$97k AU$32k 24%
Total CompensationAU$415k AU$337k100%

Speaking on an industry level, nearly 24% of total compensation represents salary, while the remainder of 76% is other remuneration. According to our research, TPC Consolidated has allocated a higher percentage of pay to salary in comparison to the wider industry. If total compensation veers towards salary, it suggests that the variable portion - which is generally tied to performance, is lower.

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ASX:TPC CEO Compensation December 22nd 2020

TPC Consolidated Limited's Growth

Over the past three years, TPC Consolidated Limited has seen its earnings per share (EPS) grow by 59% per year. It achieved revenue growth of 3.6% over the last year.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's also good to see modest revenue growth, suggesting the underlying business is healthy. Although we don't have analyst forecasts, you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has TPC Consolidated Limited Been A Good Investment?

TPC Consolidated Limited has generated a total shareholder return of 5.3% over three years, so most shareholders wouldn't be too disappointed. But they probably don't want to see the CEO paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary...

As we touched on above, TPC Consolidated Limited is currently paying a compensation that's close to the median pay for CEOs of companies belonging to the same industry and with similar market capitalizations. However, it's admirable that over the last three years, EPS growth for the company has been impressive, though the same can't be said for investor returns. As a result of these considerations, we would suggest the compensation is reasonable, but looking ahead shareholders will likely want to see healthier returns.

CEO compensation can have a massive impact on performance, but it's just one element. We did our research and spotted 1 warning sign for TPC Consolidated that investors should look into moving forward.

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