EY Stock Based Incentive Survey 2014: the results

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The first edition of the EY Stock Based Incentive Survey 2014 was recently launched by EY India. The survey results revealed the current trends and practices in stock-based compensation and ways of developing stock-based compensation policies.

Our survey results manifest interesting insight into today’s employer mindset. It shows how organizations view stock-based compensation as a tool to retain and attract talent as well as create wealth for the employees.

Our respondents

The survey was conducted online and through personal interviews between December 2013 and January 2014. It covered a representative panel of 110 senior level respondents, involved in the decision making of the affairs of the companies.

Highlights of the key findings

  • 71% of the respondents have stock-based incentive plans in place while 7% of the respondents propose to implement a stock-based incentive plan

    EY - Are companies offering stockbasedincentive plans?

  • 50% of the respondents state that both employer and employee factors are reasons for implementing stock-based incentive plan. 16% of the respondents have said that retention is the key objective for implementing stock-based incentive plan

    EY - Objective of introducing the stock-based incentive plan

  • 57% of the respondents prefer Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) over other stock-based incentive plans

    EY - What type of employee stock-based incentive plan do you have?

  • 71% of the companies that have a stock-based incentive plan use fair value method for accounting of stock expense

    EY - Accounting of stock based incentive plans

  • 77% companies have positive feedback on stock-based incentive plans from employees

    EY - Feedback of the employees on stock-based incentive plans

Top sectors for stock-based incentive plans

EY - Top sectors for stock-based incentive plans