Burn Rate

Exequity’s 2018 Equity Usage Calculator Now Available!

Exequity’s Equity Usage Calculator has now been updated for 2018 to reflect the most-recent burn rate information from ISS applicable to shareholder meetings on and after February 1, 2018. The calculator is available at ECMinute.com at: http://www.ecminute.com/download/download-exequitys-2018-equity-usage-calculator/

If you are interested in a quick refresher on Run Rate and Burn Rate, or would like to learn more about Exequity’s Equity Value Rate (which can be useful when analyzing equity compensation at larger market cap labor peers), please see Episode 10 of The EC Minute, Measuring Equity Usage.


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Yule Logs and Burn Rates!

It is that time of year again when folks are either frantically trying to finish things up before the holidays hit or year-end.  To add to the pandemonium (or usual stress levels this time of year), ISS this morning released its Burn Rate Benchmarks for 2017.  These benchmark rates will apply to companies with meeting on or after February 1, 2017.

As in the past, below is a 2017 Burn Rate Calculator that I programmed to help folks figure out what their Burn Rate might be under these new benchmarks. You will have to have an estimate of your volatility and information about your equity grants (or, for performance-based awards, shares earned, assuming your disclosures are up to ISS-snuff – see ISS’ Equity Compensation Plan FAQs #19) over the past 3 years.


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ISS Burn Rate Caps: 2009 to 2015

This presentation details the ISS burn rate caps for the period 2009 to 2014 and the ISS burn rate industry benchmarks for 2015, and discusses the changes made to burn rate for 2015, including moving it firmly into the Equity Plan Scorecard Policy.


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ISS Burn Rate Caps: 2009-2014

This presentation explains the ISS Burn Rate methodology, the ISS 2014 Burn Rate Caps, and provides a historical perspective on the ISS Burn Rate Caps from 2009 through 2014:

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