Research Report | October 17, 2019
2019 Annual Incentive Plan Report
By Thomas Kohn, Joe Sorrentino, Patrick W. May, Jacob Poarch, Alex Swan


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FW Cook’s 2019 Annual Incentive Plan Report focuses on annual incentive plan design practices among the largest 250 companies in the S&P 500 by market capitalization.  Topics covered include:

  • Annual incentive measure features, including the number of measures, types of measures, weighting of measures, and use of performance modifiers;
  • Annual incentive goal-setting, including setting threshold, target, and maximum performance levels relative to prior year actual performance, and the range from threshold to target and target to maximum performance goals; and
  • Maximum payout opportunities and actual CEO annual incentive payouts for the latest fiscal year.

This report was authored by Thomas Kohn, with oversight from Joe Sorrentino and assistance from Patrick May, Jacob Poarch and Alex Swan.