2016 Executive Compensation Report: Retail Industry Annual and Long-Term Incentive Practices
Annual and Long-Term Incentive Practices for Executives at the Top 30 Multiline and Specialty Retailers
The FTI Consulting, Inc. Retail Industry Annual and Long-Term Incentive report provides an overview of annual incentive plan (“AIP”) and long-term incentive (“LTI”) compensation practices at the top 30 multiline and specialty retailers. We believe that the top 30 multiline and specialty retailers provide the best insight into current and emerging compensation trends in the broader retail industry, and accordingly, our report concentrates on these companies. Any reference in this report to “retailer(s)” only denotes the top 30 multiline and specialty retailers included in the study, with “multiline” retailers defined as owners and operators of department stores and stores offering diversified general merchandise (excluding hypermarkets and large-scale super centers, which excludes Wal-Mart) and “specialty” retailers defined as owners and operators of apparel retail, computer & electronic retail, home improvement retail, automotive retail, specialty, and homefurnishing stores, which excludes online retailers. The top 30 multiline and specialty retailers were determined based on December 31, 2015 enterprise values.
The following information is based on our extensive review and analysis of compensation-related disclosure obtained through public documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. FTI Consulting has specifically analyzed annual and long-term incentive information disclosed within the most recently filed proxy statements. Our goal is to provide the most timely and accurate information available for a more in-depth understanding of the AIP and LTI vehicles used by retailers.