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In the space of only a few years, executive compensation has shifted from a well-known, but largely unpublicized, topic to a political and media whirlwind. If you need more data to support the fundamentals of your executives' compensation packages, Equilar can help. Get reports on salaries, bonuses, and equity awards for your firm's peer group, or see data on companies by revenue, S&P size, industry, and more.
CEO, CFO and COO Compensation Analysis
This executive analysis project contains summary statistics on total cash compensation, including base salary, actual cash bonus and total LTI, for the Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers and Chief Operating Officers in the S&P 500 and Russell 3000 companies. The analysis was compiled using public filings of companies matching the peer group information as described below.
The peer group consists of the S&P 500 and Russell 3000 companies that filed under the new SEC disclosure regulations during 2007 and 2006.
Benefit and perquisite packages for executives have drawn particular scrutiny in recent times. The best strategy for constructing a well–reasoned, thoughtful perquisite package is evaluating the packages of your peers. Whether you're interested in aircraft privileges, personal security, physicals, or tax gross–ups, our researchers can provide a picture of the current state of perquisite awards.
This project provides a thorough analysis of executive perquisites for 19 companies. The project breaks down each element of all other compensation for the CEO, CFO, and all other NEOs. Summary statistics and market prevalence are provided. The analysis was compiled using data from annual company filings. Companies were selected from the peer group information as described below.
The peer group consists of 19 client-provided companies. Here is the complete list of companies: ALLSTATE CORP AMERICAN EXPRESS CO BANK OF AMERICA CORP /DE/ Bank of New York Mellon CORP BlackRock Inc. CITIGROUP INC FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION FANNIE MAE HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC/ DE J P MORGAN CHASE & CO MASTERCARD INC METLIFE INC NORTHERN TRUST CORP PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC STATE STREET Corp SUNTRUST BANKS INC US BANCORP \DE\ VISA INC. WELLS FARGO & CO/MN
Over the past decade, clawback policies have gone from rarity to requirement, with the Dodd-Frank Act now requiring them for public companies. Make sure your clawback policy is airtight by reviewing the clawback segments of CD&As across your peer group. Need to write a clawback portion of your CD&A for the first time? Equilar offers a curated collection of best–practice clawback statements hand–selected by our researchers.
Clawback Policy Analysis
This clawback project provides examples of new or amended clawback policies disclosed during the 2008 and 2009 fiscal years for 44 Companies. The analysis includes summary information as well as details on the policy coverage. It aggregates thirteen data points from companies matching the peer group description as provided below.
The peer group consists of 44 client-provided companies. Here is the complete list of companies: ABBOTT LABORATORIES ALLERGAN INC AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORP AMGEN INC BARD C R INC /NJ/ BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC BECTON DICKINSON & CO BIOGEN IDEC INC. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO CARDINAL HEALTH INC CELGENE CORP /DE/ Covidien plc DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC /DE/ EXPRESS SCRIPTS INC FOREST LABORATORIES INC GENZYME CORP GILEAD SCIENCES INC HOSPIRA INC IMS HEALTH INC JOHNSON & JOHNSON KING PHARMACEUTICALS INC LABORATORY CORP OF AMERICA HOLDINGS LILLY ELI & CO Life Technologies Corp MEDCO HEALTH SOLUTIONS INC MEDTRONIC INC MERCK & CO INC MILLIPORE CORP /MA MYLAN INC. Merck & Co. Inc. PATTERSON COMPANIES, INC. PERKINELMER INC PFIZER INC QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INC ST JUDE MEDICAL INC STRYKER CORP TENET HEALTHCARE CORP THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC. VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC WATERS CORP /DE/ WATSON PHARMACEUTICALS INC WYETH ZIMMER HOLDINGS INC
Shareholders have exerted increasing pressure for director/executive interests to be aligned with their own. This pressure has led, in part, to the increased use of stock ownership guidelines and holding requirements for executives and board members. The ownership-guideline trend, in conjunction with improved transparency in corporate-governance disclosure, has generated a wealth of new information on the prevalence and design of stock ownership policies. Our reports delve into disclosure statements, determining the common trends in either executive or director stock ownership guidelines.
Executive and Director Ownership Guidelines
This project provides an analysis of executive and director ownership guideline policies at 10 companies. The project provides a detailed breakdown of the ownership targets per role, the definition of stock counted towards meeting the target value, as well as compliance status and restrictions on hedging. The project also provides details on whether or not the company has any holding requirements. The analysis was compiled using data disclosed in annual filings and from the Corporate Governance sections on company websites. It aggregates 58 data points for 10 companies matching the peer group information below.
The peer group consists of 10 client-provided companies: RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY, INC. (RVBD), SOLARWINDS, INC. (SWI), BLUE COAT SYSTEMS INC (BCSI), ACME PACKET INC (APKT), TIBCO SOFTWARE INC (TIBX), QUEST SOFTWARE INC (QSFT), IXIA (XXIA), TEKELEC (TKLC), OPNET TECHNOLOGIES INC (OPNT), RED HAT INC (RHT)
The current climate of compensation has proven that a company's board of directors can receive as much scrutiny as its executives. Whether you're benchmarking compensation for a chair, researching the pay for committee members, or addressing potential conflicts of interest, Equilar can provide answers to your board-related queries.
Special Director Fees
This Special Director and Committee Fees analysis provides disclosure examples of companies that have granted special fees to Board members. The analysis includes 20 examples consisting of 9 special director fees for extraordinary service and 11 special committee fees related to divestitures, mergers, or acquisitions. The analysis was compiled using data disclosed in annual filings. It aggregates 28 data points for 20 companies matching the peer group information below.
The peer group consists of 20 companies from the General Industry.
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- Consulting Agreements for Former CEOs
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