Tony Yuen is the CEO of Prime Intelligence Solutions Group Limited (HKG:8379), 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 Prime Intelligence Solutions Group pays its CEO appropriately, considering recent earnings growth and total shareholder returns.
Comparing Prime Intelligence Solutions Group Limited's CEO Compensation With the industry
Our data indicates that Prime Intelligence Solutions Group Limited has a market capitalization of HK$42m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as HK$2.5m for the year to March 2020. We note that's an increase of 19% above last year. We note that the salary portion, which stands at HK$1.61m constitutes the majority of total compensation received by the CEO.
In comparison with other companies in the industry with market capitalizations under HK$1.6b, the reported median total CEO compensation was HK$1.9m. This suggests that Tony Yuen is paid more than the median for the industry.
On an industry level, roughly 78% of total compensation represents salary and 22% is other remuneration. Prime Intelligence Solutions Group sets aside a smaller share of compensation for salary, in comparison to the overall industry. 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.
Prime Intelligence Solutions Group Limited's Growth
Over the last three years, Prime Intelligence Solutions Group Limited has shrunk its earnings per share by 102% per year. Its revenue is down 12% over the previous year.
Overall this is not a very positive result for shareholders. And the impression is worse when you consider revenue is down year-on-year. So given this relatively weak performance, shareholders would probably not want to see high compensation for the CEO. Although we don't have analyst forecasts, you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has Prime Intelligence Solutions Group Limited Been A Good Investment?
With a three year total loss of 86% for the shareholders, Prime Intelligence Solutions Group Limited would certainly have some dissatisfied shareholders. So shareholders would probably want the company to be lessto generous with CEO compensation.
As we noted earlier, Prime Intelligence Solutions Group pays its CEO higher than the norm for similar-sized companies belonging to the same industry. Disappointingly, share price gains over the last three years have failed to materialize. Arguably worse, we've been waiting for positive EPS growth for the last three years. Understandably, the company's shareholders might have some questions about the CEO's remuneration, given the disappointing performance.
It is always advisable to analyse CEO pay, along with performing a thorough analysis of the company's key performance areas. We did our research and identified 3 warning signs (and 2 which are a bit concerning) in Prime Intelligence Solutions Group we think you should know about.
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