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Should You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At Anxian Yuan China Holdings Limited’s (HKG:922)

Jun Shi has been the CEO of Anxian Yuan China Holdings Limited (HKG:922) since 2014. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. And finally – as a second measure of performance – we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

View our latest analysis for Anxian Yuan China Holdings

How Does Jun Shi’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that Anxian Yuan China Holdings Limited has a market cap of HK$285m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of HK$1.4m. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under HK$1.6b, and the median CEO compensation was HK$1.7m.

So Jun Shi is paid around the average of the companies we looked at. While this data point isn’t particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.

The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Anxian Yuan China Holdings has changed from year to year.

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Is Anxian Yuan China Holdings Limited Growing?

On average over the last three years, Anxian Yuan China Holdings Limited has shrunk earnings per share by 62% each year. It achieved revenue growth of 28% over the last year.

As investors, we do are a bit wary of companies that have lower earnings per share, over three years. On the other hand, the strong revenue growth suggests the business is growing. These two metric are moving in different directions, so while it’s hard to be confident judging performance, we think the stock is worth watching.

We don’t have analyst forecasts, but you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Anxian Yuan China Holdings Limited Been A Good Investment?

Given the total loss of 77% over three years, many shareholders in Anxian Yuan China Holdings Limited are probably rather dissatisfied, to say the least. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.

In Summary…

Remuneration for Jun Shi is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

We would like to see somewhat stronger per share growth. And we think the shareholder returns – over three years – have been underwhelming. So many would argue that the CEO is certainly not underpaid. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Anxian Yuan China Holdings Limited.

Or you might prefer this data-rich interactive visualization of historic revenue and earnings.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.