2016 Executive Compensation Report: Retail Industry Annual and Long-Term Incentive Practices
Annual and Long-Term Incentive Practices for Executives at the Top 30 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 retailers provide the best insight into current and emerging compensation trends, 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.
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 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 in the retailing industry.
The top 30 retailers were determined based on December 31, 2015 enterprise values. Enterprise value includes the value of common shares plus debt and the book value of any preferred shares less cash.