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Here's What We Think About 21st Century Technology plc's (LON:C21) CEO Pay

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Russ Singleton has been the CEO of 21st Century Technology plc (LON:C21) since 2013. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Russ Singleton's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, 21st Century Technology plc has a market capitalization of UK£2.9m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth UK£179k. (This is based on the year to December 2018). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at UK£150k. We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below UK£160m, and calculated the median CEO total compensation to be UK£253k.

So Russ Singleton is paid around the average of the companies we looked at. This doesn't tell us a whole lot on its own, but looking at the performance of the actual business will give us useful context.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at 21st Century Technology, below.

AIM:C21 CEO Compensation, July 19th 2019

Is 21st Century Technology plc Growing?

On average over the last three years, 21st Century Technology plc has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 97% each year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 7.1% over the last year.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It's also good to see modest revenue growth, suggesting the underlying business is healthy. Although we don't have analyst forecasts, you could get a better understanding of its growth by checking out this more detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has 21st Century Technology plc Been A Good Investment?

21st Century Technology plc has served shareholders reasonably well, with a total return of 26% over three years. But they would probably prefer not to see CEO compensation far in excess of the median.

In Summary...

Russ Singleton is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.

Shareholder returns could be better but shareholders would be pleased with the positive EPS growth. As a result of these considerations, I would suggest the CEO pay is reasonable. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at 21st Century Technology.

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