Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc.

NasdaqGS:KLIC Stock Report

Market Cap: US$2.5b

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Management

Management criteria checks 3/4

Kulicke and Soffa Industries' CEO is Fusen Ernie Chen, appointed in Oct 2016, has a tenure of 7.67 years. total yearly compensation is $6.88M, comprised of 12.8% salary and 87.2% bonuses, including company stock and options. directly owns 1.97% of the company’s shares, worth $49.88M. The average tenure of the management team and the board of directors is 7 years and 9 years respectively.

Key information

Fusen Ernie Chen

Chief executive officer

US$6.9m

Total compensation

CEO salary percentage12.8%
CEO tenure7.7yrs
CEO ownership2.0%
Management average tenure7yrs
Board average tenure9yrs

Recent management updates

Recent updates

Analysts Are More Bearish On Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) Than They Used To Be

Aug 16
Analysts Are More Bearish On Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) Than They Used To Be

What Does Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:KLIC) Share Price Indicate?

Jul 29
What Does Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:KLIC) Share Price Indicate?

Return Trends At Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Aren't Appealing

Jul 14
Return Trends At Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Aren't Appealing

Calculating The Fair Value Of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC)

Jun 06
Calculating The Fair Value Of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC)

Returns on Capital Paint A Bright Future For Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC)

Apr 06
Returns on Capital Paint A Bright Future For Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC)

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Is Increasing Its Dividend To $0.19

Mar 05
Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Is Increasing Its Dividend To $0.19

Why Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) Could Be Worth Watching

Feb 22
Why Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) Could Be Worth Watching

Should You Be Adding Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) To Your Watchlist Today?

Jan 08
Should You Be Adding Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) To Your Watchlist Today?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Is Increasing Its Dividend To $0.19

Nov 29
Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Is Increasing Its Dividend To $0.19

Downgrade: Here's How Analysts See Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) Performing In The Near Term

Nov 22
Downgrade: Here's How Analysts See Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) Performing In The Near Term

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Is Investing Its Capital With Increasing Efficiency

Oct 31
Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Is Investing Its Capital With Increasing Efficiency

Should You Be Adding Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) To Your Watchlist Today?

Oct 01
Should You Be Adding Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) To Your Watchlist Today?

Kulicke and Soffa Can Go The Distance

Sep 28

Kulicke And Soffa Industries: Strong Growth Prospect Despite The Economic Headwinds

Sep 15

Kulicke & Soffa to expand competencies and market presence

Sep 08

Should You Investigate Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) At US$43.10?

Aug 31
Should You Investigate Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) At US$43.10?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries declares $0.17 dividend

Aug 30

News Flash: 5 Analysts Think Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) Earnings Are Under Threat

Aug 10
News Flash: 5 Analysts Think Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) Earnings Are Under Threat

Why The 43% Return On Capital At Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Should Have Your Attention

Jul 20
Why The 43% Return On Capital At Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) Should Have Your Attention

Kulicke And Soffa Industries: Patience Will Be Rewarded

Jul 03

Is Now The Time To Put Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) On Your Watchlist?

Jun 20
Is Now The Time To Put Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) On Your Watchlist?

Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC)?

Jun 02
Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC)?

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Sitting On Its Hands While The Semiconductor Market Is Expanding

May 31

Shareholders Would Enjoy A Repeat Of Kulicke and Soffa Industries' (NASDAQ:KLIC) Recent Growth In Returns

Apr 17
Shareholders Would Enjoy A Repeat Of Kulicke and Soffa Industries' (NASDAQ:KLIC) Recent Growth In Returns

Kulicke and Soffa Industries: Things Have Certainly Changed

Mar 28

CEO Compensation Analysis

How has Fusen Ernie Chen's remuneration changed compared to Kulicke and Soffa Industries's earnings?
DateTotal CompensationSalaryCompany Earnings
Mar 30 2024n/an/a

-US$66m

Dec 30 2023n/an/a

US$52m

Sep 30 2023US$7mUS$881k

US$57m

Jul 01 2023n/an/a

US$99m

Apr 01 2023n/an/a

US$214m

Dec 31 2022n/an/a

US$315m

Oct 01 2022US$6mUS$814k

US$434m

Jul 02 2022n/an/a

US$502m

Apr 02 2022n/an/a

US$497m

Jan 01 2022n/an/a

US$452m

Oct 02 2021US$6mUS$769k

US$367m

Jul 03 2021n/an/a

US$249m

Apr 03 2021n/an/a

US$147m

Jan 02 2021n/an/a

US$87m

Oct 03 2020US$5mUS$726k

US$52m

Jun 27 2020n/an/a

US$43m

Mar 28 2020n/an/a

US$33m

Dec 28 2019n/an/a

US$18m

Sep 28 2019US$4mUS$689k

US$12m

Jun 29 2019n/an/a

US$35m

Mar 30 2019n/an/a

US$94m

Dec 29 2018n/an/a

US$134m

Sep 29 2018US$5mUS$650k

US$57m

Jun 30 2018n/an/a

US$68m

Mar 31 2018n/an/a

US$43m

Dec 30 2017n/an/a

US$39m

Sep 30 2017US$7mUS$585k

US$126m

Compensation vs Market: Fusen Ernie's total compensation ($USD6.88M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.82M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Fusen Ernie's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


CEO

Fusen Ernie Chen (65 yo)

7.7yrs

Tenure

US$6,877,217

Compensation

Dr. Fusen Ernie Chen, Ph D., has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. since October 31, 2016. Dr. Chen served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Fusen Ernie Chen
President7.7yrsUS$6.88m1.97%
$ 49.9m
Lester A. Wong
Executive VP of Finance & IT and CFO6.6yrsUS$1.66m0.32%
$ 8.1m
Robert Nestor Chylak
Senior VP of Central Engineering & CTO4.5yrsUS$1.06m0.044%
$ 1.1m
Mun Pun Wong
Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Supply Chain4.6yrsUS$1.26m0.35%
$ 8.9m
Chan Pin Chong
Executive VP and GM of K&S Products & Solutions7.4yrsUS$1.29m0.14%
$ 3.6m
Joseph Elgindy
Senior Director of Investor Relations & Strategic Planning14.3yrsno datano data
Zi Yao Lim
Director of Legal Affairsless than a yearno data0.0076%
$ 191.6k
Lisa Lim
Vice President of Global Human Resources12.4yrsno datano data

7.0yrs

Average Tenure

60.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: KLIC's management team is seasoned and experienced (7 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Fusen Ernie Chen
President7.7yrsUS$6.88m1.97%
$ 49.9m
Gregory F. Milzcik
Independent Director10.7yrsUS$245.96k0.14%
$ 3.4m
Mui Sung Yeo
Independent Director11.7yrsUS$245.63k0.16%
$ 4.1m
Chin-Hu Lim
Independent Director12.5yrsUS$231.56k0.16%
$ 4.0m
Peter T. Kong
Independent Chairman of the Board10.3yrsUS$318.46k0.17%
$ 4.2m
Jon A. Olson
Independent Non-Executive Director3.3yrsUS$258.46k0.024%
$ 601.9k
David Jeffrey Richardson
Independent Director4.1yrsUS$250.96k0.037%
$ 932.6k
Denise M. Dignam
Independent Directorless than a yearUS$19.29k0.0055%
$ 139.3k

9.0yrs

Average Tenure

64.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: KLIC's board of directors are considered experienced (9 years average tenure).


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