Relative total shareholder return (TSR) remains the most popular performance metric for long-term incentive awards. We examine relative TSR design practices based on a survey of our clients’ plan provisions. It also presents an opportunity to evaluate how your company’s remuneration framework compares with others and whether any changes warrant consideration.
Stephen Zwicker, Bill Turner and Mark Daniels
Private companies may benefit from a new law that doubles the sales limit marking when additional financial disclosures are required if companies are making equity compensation grants.
William Kalten and Russ Hall
Strong 2017 performance drove incentive plan payouts that were comfortably above target, and significantly stronger than 2016 payouts, although CEOs receiving payouts below 50% of target also increased.
Alex Ha and Delphine Habarov
The utilities sector was stable and improving in 2017, and annual and long-term payout incentives reflected that performance, trending above target.
Morgan Meacham and Matt Meshberg
Strong 2017 financial and stock price performance affected annual and performance-based long-term incentive plans (LTIPs) that culminated in 2017, with the median bonus 115% of target.
Mitchell Bardoff and Jang Han
Mixed results in the restaurant industry in 2017 included a year-over-year improvement in earnings per share, but revenue growth that was slightly below analysts’ expectations may have impacted annual incentive payouts.
Chris Marques and Kate King
2017 was a great year for investors in the technology sector, which was reflected in annual incentive plan payouts which tended to be at the extremes of targets.
Rachel Christensen and Alex Ha
Bonus payouts climbed to their highest level in years, and investors enjoyed one of the best years in recent history. Our blog this quarter reports on how 2017 incentive plans paid out based upon our examination of disclosures by the S&P 1500 in spring 2018 proxy statements.
Paige Patton, Chris Kozlowski and Steve Kline
The banking industry performed modestly in 2017 compared with 2016, but annual incentive plan payouts increased substantially, although long-term incentive plan payouts were effectively flat.
Daniel Potter and Marko Piedmont
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