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Does Mei Ah Entertainment Group Limited's (HKG:391) CEO Salary Compare Well With Others?

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The CEO of Mei Ah Entertainment Group Limited (HKG:391) is Hing Chi Tong. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. And finally - as a second measure of performance - we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

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How Does Hing Chi Tong's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing, our data says that Mei Ah Entertainment Group Limited has a market cap of HK$894m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of HK$2.1m for the year to March 2019. Notably, the salary of HK$2.1m is the vast majority of the CEO compensation. We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below HK$1.6b, and calculated the median CEO total compensation to be HK$1.8m.

So Hing Chi Tong receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. While this data point isn't particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Mei Ah Entertainment Group, below.

SEHK:391 CEO Compensation, February 8th 2020

Is Mei Ah Entertainment Group Limited Growing?

Over the last three years, Mei Ah Entertainment Group Limited has not seen its earnings per share change much, though they have deteriorated slightly, according to a line of best fit. Its revenue is down 3.5% over last year.

The lack of earnings per share growth in the last three years is unimpressive. 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. We don't have analyst forecasts, but you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Mei Ah Entertainment Group Limited Been A Good Investment?

Given the total loss of 68% over three years, many shareholders in Mei Ah Entertainment Group Limited are probably rather dissatisfied, to say the least. This suggests it would be unwise for the company to pay the CEO too generously.

In Summary...

Remuneration for Hing Chi Tong is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

The company isn't growing EPS, and shareholder returns have been disappointing. Suffice it to say, we don't think the CEO is underpaid! If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Mei Ah Entertainment Group.

Arguably, business quality is much more important than CEO compensation levels. So check out this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.

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