How Much is Hi Sun Technology (China)'s (HKG:818) CEO Getting Paid?

Simply Wall St
December 01, 2020

Man Chun Kui is the CEO of Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited (HKG:818), and in this article, we analyze the executive's compensation package with respect to the overall performance of the company. This analysis will also assess whether Hi Sun Technology (China) pays its CEO appropriately, considering recent earnings growth and total shareholder returns.

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Comparing Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited's CEO Compensation With the industry

According to our data, Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited has a market capitalization of HK$2.4b, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth HK$8.7m over the year to December 2019. That's mostly flat as compared to the prior year's compensation. We think total compensation is more important but our data shows that the CEO salary is lower, at HK$2.5m.

For comparison, other companies in the same industry with market capitalizations ranging between HK$1.6b and HK$6.2b had a median total CEO compensation of HK$4.2m. This suggests that Man Chun Kui is paid more than the median for the industry. What's more, Man Chun Kui holds HK$613m worth of shares in the company in their own name, indicating that they have a lot of skin in the game.

Component20192018Proportion (2019)
Salary HK$2.5m HK$2.3m 28%
Other HK$6.2m HK$6.2m 72%
Total CompensationHK$8.7m HK$8.5m100%

On an industry level, around 60% of total compensation represents salary and 40% is other remuneration. It's interesting to note that Hi Sun Technology (China) allocates a smaller portion of compensation to salary in comparison to the broader industry. It's important to note that a slant towards non-salary compensation suggests that total pay is tied to the company's performance.

SEHK:818 CEO Compensation December 2nd 2020

Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited's Growth

Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited has seen its earnings per share (EPS) increase by 2.7% a year over the past three years. Its revenue is down 20% over the previous year.

We generally like to see a little revenue growth, but the modest EPSgrowth gives us some relief. It's hard to reach a conclusion about business performance right now. This may be one to watch. 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 Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited Been A Good Investment?

With a three year total loss of 38% for the shareholders, Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited would certainly have some dissatisfied shareholders. So shareholders would probably want the company to be lessto generous with CEO compensation.

To Conclude...

As we touched on above, Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited is currently paying its CEO higher than the median pay for CEOs of companies belonging to the same industry and with similar market capitalizations. The growth in the business has been uninspiring, but the shareholder returns for Hi Sun Technology (China) have arguably been worse, over the last three years. And the situation doesn't look all that good when you see Man Chun is remunerated higher than the industry average. With such poor returns, we would understand if shareholders had concerns related to the CEO's pay.

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