What Did Resintech Berhad's (KLSE:RESINTC) CEO Take Home Last Year?

Simply Wall St
January 19, 2021

The CEO of Resintech Berhad (KLSE:RESINTC) is Kim Teh, 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 Resintech Berhad.

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How Does Total Compensation For Kim Teh Compare With Other Companies In The Industry?

At the time of writing, our data shows that Resintech Berhad has a market capitalization of RM51m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of RM782k for the year to March 2020. That's a notable increase of 31% on last year. We note that the salary portion, which stands at RM720.0k constitutes the majority of total compensation received by the CEO.

For comparison, other companies in the industry with market capitalizations below RM808m, reported a median total CEO compensation of RM340k. Hence, we can conclude that Kim Teh is remunerated higher than the industry median. Furthermore, Kim Teh directly owns RM25m worth of shares in the company, implying that they are deeply invested in the company's success.

Component20202019Proportion (2020)
Salary RM720k RM540k 92%
Other RM62k RM55k 8%
Total CompensationRM782k RM595k100%

Speaking on an industry level, nearly 71% of total compensation represents salary, while the remainder of 29% is other remuneration. According to our research, Resintech Berhad has allocated a higher percentage of pay to salary in comparison to the wider 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.

KLSE:RESINTC CEO Compensation January 19th 2021

A Look at Resintech Berhad's Growth Numbers

Over the last three years, Resintech Berhad has shrunk its earnings per share by 27% per year. In the last year, its revenue is down 19%.

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 Resintech Berhad Been A Good Investment?

With a total shareholder return of 20% over three years, Resintech Berhad shareholders would, in general, be reasonably content. But they would probably prefer not to see CEO compensation far in excess of the median.

To Conclude...

As previously discussed, Kim is compensated more than what is normal for CEOs of companies of similar size, and which belong to the same industry. Meanwhile, EPS has not been growing sufficiently to impress us, over the last three years. And shareholder returns are decent but not great. So you can understand why we do not think CEO compensation is particularly modest!

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 5 warning signs for Resintech Berhad (of which 1 is a bit concerning!) that you should know about in order to have a holistic understanding of the stock.

Important note: Resintech Berhad is an exciting stock, but we understand investors may be looking for an unencumbered balance sheet and blockbuster returns. You might find something better in this list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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