Most Shareholders Will Probably Find That The CEO Compensation For SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. (HKG:1686) Is Reasonable

Simply Wall St
October 22, 2021
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CEO Raymond Tong has done a decent job of delivering relatively good performance at SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. (HKG:1686) recently. This is something shareholders will keep in mind as they cast their votes on company resolutions such as executive remuneration in the upcoming AGM on 29 October 2021. Here is our take on why we think the CEO compensation looks appropriate.

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Comparing SUNeVision Holdings Ltd.'s CEO Compensation With the industry

According to our data, SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. has a market capitalization of HK$30b, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth HK$11m over the year to June 2021. This means that the compensation hasn't changed much from last year. We think total compensation is more important but our data shows that the CEO salary is lower, at HK$4.2m.

On examining similar-sized companies in the industry with market capitalizations between HK$16b and HK$50b, we discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was HK$11m. From this we gather that Raymond Tong is paid around the median for CEOs in the industry. Moreover, Raymond Tong also holds HK$1.5m worth of SUNeVision Holdings stock directly under their own name.

Component20212020Proportion (2021)
Salary HK$4.2m HK$4.4m 39%
Other HK$6.6m HK$6.2m 61%
Total CompensationHK$11m HK$11m100%

On an industry level, roughly 68% of total compensation represents salary and 32% is other remuneration. SUNeVision Holdings pays a modest slice of remuneration through salary, as compared to the broader industry. If non-salary compensation dominates total pay, it's an indicator that the executive's salary is tied to company performance.

SEHK:1686 CEO Compensation October 22nd 2021

A Look at SUNeVision Holdings Ltd.'s Growth Numbers

SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. saw earnings per share stay pretty flat over the last three years. In the last year, its revenue is up 9.3%.

We'd prefer higher revenue growth, but we're happy with the modest EPS growth. So there are some positives here, but not enough to earn high praise. Historical performance can sometimes be a good indicator on what's coming up next but if you want to peer into the company's future you might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. for providing a total return of 77% over three years. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary...

The company's decent performance might have made most shareholders happy, possibly making CEO remuneration the least of the concerns to be discussed in the upcoming AGM. Despite the pleasing results, we still think that any proposed increases to CEO compensation will be examined based on a case by case basis and linked to performance outcomes.

While it is important to pay attention to CEO remuneration, investors should also consider other elements of the business. That's why we did some digging and identified 2 warning signs for SUNeVision Holdings that investors should think about before committing capital to this stock.

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