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Company & Commercial

December 04 2017
Do performance metrics based on relative total shareholder return transform an equity award into a lottery ticket?

USA - Cooley LLP

According to a recent report, relative total shareholder return (rTSR) is still the most common performance measure used in long-term incentive plans for chief executive officers among S&P 500 companies. However, it has been suggested that rTSR does not adequately reflect individual or company performance, but rather frequently reflected market or industry trends as a whole. The report advocates a different approach based on operating performance measures, such as revenue growth.

Author: Cydney Posner
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