What Can We Conclude About Threat Protect Australia's (ASX:TPS) CEO Pay?

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This article will reflect on the compensation paid to Demetrios Pynes who has served as CEO of Threat Protect Australia Limited (ASX:TPS) since 2015. This analysis will also look to assess whether the CEO is appropriately paid, considering recent earnings growth and investor returns for Threat Protect Australia.

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Comparing Threat Protect Australia Limited's CEO Compensation With the industry

According to our data, Threat Protect Australia Limited has a market capitalization of AU$14m, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth AU$302k over the year to June 2020. That's a fairly small increase of 7.7% over the previous year. We note that the salary portion, which stands at AU$262.4k constitutes the majority of total compensation received by the CEO.

For comparison, other companies in the industry with market capitalizations below AU$285m, reported a median total CEO compensation of AU$404k. This suggests that Threat Protect Australia remunerates its CEO largely in line with the industry average. Moreover, Demetrios Pynes also holds AU$287k worth of Threat Protect Australia stock directly under their own name.

Component

2020

2019

Proportion (2020)

Salary

AU$262k

AU$236k

87%

Other

AU$40k

AU$45k

13%

Total Compensation

AU$302k

AU$281k

100%

On an industry level, roughly 64% of total compensation represents salary and 36% is other remuneration. It's interesting to note that Threat Protect Australia pays out a greater portion of remuneration through salary, compared to the industry. If salary dominates total compensation, it suggests that CEO compensation is leaning less towards the variable component, which is usually linked with performance.

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Threat Protect Australia Limited's Growth

Over the last three years, Threat Protect Australia Limited has shrunk its earnings per share by 93% per year. In the last year, its revenue is up 40%.

The decrease in EPS could be a concern for some investors. But on the other hand, revenue growth is strong, suggesting a brighter future. In conclusion we can't form a strong opinion about business performance yet; but it's one worth watching. Although we don't have analyst forecasts, you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Threat Protect Australia Limited Been A Good Investment?

Given the total shareholder loss of 75% over three years, many shareholders in Threat Protect Australia Limited are probably rather dissatisfied, to say the least. So shareholders would probably want the company to be lessto generous with CEO compensation.

To Conclude...

As previously discussed, Demetrios is compensated close to the median for companies of its size, and which belong to the same industry. Still, the company is logging healthy revenue growth over the last year. On the other hand, shareholder returns for Demetrios are negative over the same period. EPS growth is bleak as well, adding fuel to the fire. Overall, we wouldn't say CEO is highly paid, but shareholders might not go for a raise before business metrics start to improve precipitously.

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 Threat Protect Australia (of which 3 are significant!) that you should know about in order to have a holistic understanding of the stock.

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