How Is Thiz Technology Group's (HKG:8119) CEO Compensated?

Simply Wall St
January 12, 2021

The CEO of Thiz Technology Group Limited (HKG:8119) is Albert Wong, and this article examines the executive's compensation against the backdrop of overall company performance. This analysis will also look to assess whether the CEO is appropriately paid, considering recent earnings growth and investor returns for Thiz Technology Group.

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Comparing Thiz Technology Group Limited's CEO Compensation With the industry

At the time of writing, our data shows that Thiz Technology Group Limited has a market capitalization of HK$35m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of HK$1.0m for the year to March 2020. This means that the compensation hasn't changed much from last year. We note that the salary portion, which stands at HK$1.03m constitutes the majority of total compensation received by the CEO.

On comparing similar-sized companies in the industry with market capitalizations below HK$1.6b, we found that the median total CEO compensation was HK$1.0m. From this we gather that Albert Wong is paid around the median for CEOs in the industry.

Component20202019Proportion (2020)
Salary HK$1.0m HK$1.0m 98%
Other HK$18k HK$18k 2%
Total CompensationHK$1.0m HK$1.1m100%

On an industry level, around 82% of total compensation represents salary and 18% is other remuneration. Thiz Technology Group pays a high salary, concentrating more on this aspect of compensation in comparison to non-salary pay. If salary is the major component in total compensation, it suggests that the CEO receives a higher fixed proportion of the total compensation, regardless of performance.

SEHK:8119 CEO Compensation January 13th 2021

A Look at Thiz Technology Group Limited's Growth Numbers

Over the last three years, Thiz Technology Group Limited has shrunk its earnings per share by 15% per year. It achieved revenue growth of 53% over the last year.

The reduction in EPS, over three years, is arguably concerning. But on the other hand, revenue growth is strong, suggesting a brighter future. These two metrics are moving in different directions, so while it's hard to be confident judging performance, we think the stock is worth watching. We don't have analyst forecasts, but you could get a better understanding of its growth by checking out this more detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Thiz Technology Group Limited Been A Good Investment?

With a three year total loss of 84% for the shareholders, Thiz Technology Group Limited would certainly have some dissatisfied shareholders. This suggests it would be unwise for the company to pay the CEO too generously.

In Summary...

Thiz Technology Group pays its CEO a majority of compensation through a salary. As we touched on above, Thiz Technology Group 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. Still, the company is logging healthy revenue growth over the last year. On the other hand, shareholder returns for Albert are negative over the same period. EPS growth is also negative, adding insult to injury. It's tough for us to say Albert is overpaid but a mixed bag in terms of performance will surely irk shareholders and reduce chances of a raise.

It is always advisable to analyse CEO pay, along with performing a thorough analysis of the company's key performance areas. That's why we did our research, and identified 3 warning signs for Thiz Technology Group (of which 1 is concerning!) that you should know about in order to have a holistic understanding of the stock.

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