2018 Radford Long-Term Incentive Practices Report for Technology  Companies

A deep-dive into the current state of long-term incentive plan design and strategy


Report Overview

Developing a competitive long-term incentive program with the capacity to evolve and scale with your business is no easy task. This is particularly true in the technology sector, where almost every company is pursuing rapid headcount growth while simultaneously dealing with increased market volatility. To support technology companies in dealing with these challenges, our new report provides an unparalleled data-driven view of the current equity compensation landscape across all employee levels and company types within the sector.

The cost to purchase this ground-breaking study, including comprehensive data from 177 software and 184 hardware companies, is $2,500.

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What's covered in this study?

The 2018 Radford Long-Term Incentive Practices Report for Technology Companies provides critical insights into topics like equity eligibility and participation rates, equity vehicle prevalence and mix by employee level, vesting schedules, aggregate equity spend and more. The table of contents includes:

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Summary of Key Findings

Section 3: Study Overview

  • Participant Financials

Section 4: Equity Practices

  • Eligibility/Participation/Receipt Rates for Ongoing Awards 
  • Vehicle Prevalence for New-Hire/Ongoing Awards
  • Vehicle Mix for Employees Receiving a Mix
  • New Hire Awards as a Multiple of Ongoing Awards
  • Ongoing Award Values/Differentiation
  • Global LTI Discounts
  • Vesting Practices
  • Aggregate Equity Spend/Share Allocation

Section 5: Tips on Equity Strategy

  • Closing Thoughts

Images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may not reflect actual data.

Which companies are included in the study?

This report includes data from 177 software and 184 hardware technology companies, including:

Software Companies

  • Aci Worldwide
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Acxiom
  • Adobe Systems
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Alarm.Com
  • Allscripts
  • Altium
  • Amazon.Com
  • Ansys
  • Appfolio
  • Apptio
  • Aspen Technology
  • Athenahealth
  • Autodesk
  • Avid Technology
  • Bankrate
  • Barracuda Networks
  • Bazaarvoice
  • Benefitfocus.Com
  • Blackbaud
  • Blackhawk Network
  • Box
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions
  • Ca Technologies
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • Cafepress.Com
  • Calix
  • Calliduscloud
  • Capella Education Company
  • Carbonite
  • Care.Com
  • Cargurus
  • Castlight Health
  • Cboe Holdings
  • Cdk Global
  • Cerner
  • Channeladvisor
  • Chegg
  • Choice Hotels
  • Citrix Systems
  • Commvault Systems
  • Control4
  • Corelogic
  • Cornerstone Ondemand
  • Costar Group
  • Coupa Software
  • Csg International
  • Datawatch
  • Dhi Group
  • Digimarc
  • Dst Systems
  • Ebay
  • Ehealth
  • Electronic Arts
  • Ellie Mae
  • Endurance International Group
  • Envestnet
  • Equifax
  • Equinix
  • Etsy
  • Everbridge
  • Expedia
  • Facebook Inc.
  • Fair Isaac
  • Fidelity National Information Services
  • Financial Engines
  • Fire Eye
  • Fiserv
  • Five 9
  • Ftd
  • Gannett
  • Global Eagle Entertainment
  • Glu Mobile
  • Godaddy.Com
  • Google/Alphabet
  • Groupon
  • Grubhub Holdings
  • Guidance Software
  • Guidewire Software
  • Hortonworks
  • Hubspot
  • Imperva
  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • Intuit
  • Jack Henry And Associates
  • Jive Software
  • Lending Club
  • Lendingtree
  • Liquidity Services
  • Live Nation Entertainment
  • Liveperson
  • Logmein
  • Manhattan Associates
  • Marin Software
  • Medidata Solutions
  • Microsoft
  • Mindbody
  • Mitek Systems
  • Mobileiron
  • Model N
  • Moneygram
  • Moodys
  • Morningstar
  • Nasdaq
  • National Instruments
  • Netscout Systems
  • New Relic
  • Nuance Communications
  • Nutanix
  • Oracle
  • Pandora Media
  • Paylocity
  • Paypal
  • Pdf Solutions
  • Progress
  • Proofpoint
  • Pros
  • Ptc - Parametric Technology
  • Q2Ebanking
  • Qad
  • Qsi Nextgen
  • Qualys
  • Qumu Corporation
  • Quotient Technology
  • Rapid7
  • Realnetworks
  • Realpage
  • Red Hat
  • Retailmenot
  • Ringcentral
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Rubicon Project
  • Sabre Corporation
  • Salesforce.Com
  • Scientific Games Corporation
  • Servicenow
  • Servicesource
  • Shutterfly
  • Shutterstock
  • Splunk
  • Sps Commerce
  • Square
  • Symantec
  • Synacor
  • Synchronoss Technologies
  • Synopsys
  • Tableau Software
  • Take-Two Interactive Software
  • Talend
  • Tegna
  • Teradata
  • The Trade Desk
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Tivo
  • Tribune Media
  • Tripadvisor
  • Tsys
  • Twitter
  • Us Auto Parts Network
  • Vantiv
  • Verifone
  • Verint Systems
  • Verisign
  • Vmware
  • Wandisco
  • Wayfair
  • Wex
  • Workday
  • Workiva
  • Yelp
  • Yext
  • Zendesk
  • Zillow
  • Zix Corporation
  • Zynga Game Network

Hardware Companies

  • Abbvie
  • 2U
  • 8X8
  • A10 Networks
  • Acacia Communications
  • Adp
  • Adtran
  • Advanced Energy Industries
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • Aerohive Networks
  • Aerovironment
  • Alliance Data Systems
  • Alpha & Omega Semiconductor
  • Ambarella
  • American Tower
  • Analog Devices
  • Apple
  • Applied Materials
  • Arris
  • Arrow Electronics
  • At&T
  • Aviat Networks
  • Avnet
  • Axcelis Technologies
  • Benchmark Electronics
  • Broadcom
  • Broadsoft
  • Brooks Automation
  • Bruker
  • Cabot Microelectronics
  • Cavium
  • Cdw Corporation
  • Centurylink
  • Ciena
  • Cirrus Logic
  • Cisco Systems
  • Cognex
  • Coherent
  • Cohu
  • Comcast Cable Communications
  • Commscope
  • Coresite
  • Cray
  • Cree
  • Crown Castle
  • Cubic Corporation
  • Curtiss Wright Corporation
  • Cypress Semiconductor
  • Data I/O
  • Digi International
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • Digitalglobe
  • Dish Network
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Echostar Corporation
  • Electro Scientific Industries
  • Electronics For Imaging
  • Entegris
  • Extreme Networks
  • F5 Networks
  • Finisar
  • Fitbit
  • Flex Ltd
  • Flir Systems
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Formfactor
  • Fortinet
  • Fortive
  • Garmin
  • General Motors
  • Gogo
  • Gopro
  • Green Dot
  • Harmonic
  • Harris
  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
  • Hp Inc
  • Immersion
  • Infinera
  • Inphi
  • Integrated Device Technology
  • Intel
  • Intelsat
  • Interdigital
  • Intermolecular
  • Interpublic Group
  • Intevac
  • Ipg Photonics
  • Iridium Satellite
  • Irobot
  • Iteris
  • Itron
  • Ixia
  • Jabil
  • Juniper Networks
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Kla-Tencor
  • Knowles
  • Kvh Industries
  • Laird Technologies
  • Lam Research
  • Lattice Semiconductor
  • Liberty Media Corporation
  • Lightpath Technologies
  • Littelfuse
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Logitech
  • Lumentum
  • M/A-Com Technology Solutions
  • Marvell Semiconductor
  • Maxim Integrated Products
  • Maxlinear
  • Mckesson
  • Mellanox Technologies
  • Mercury Systems - Trusted Mission
  • Lutions
  • Microchip Technology
  • Micron Technology
  • Microsemi
  • Mks Instruments
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Nanometrics (Semi Test Equip)
  • Ncr
  • Neophotonics
  • Netapp
  • Netgear
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Nvidia
  • Oclaro
  • On Semiconductor
  • Osi Systems
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Pctel
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Plantronics
  • Plexus
  • Power Integrations
  • Pure Storage
  • Qorvo
  • Qualcomm
  • Quantum
  • Quicklogic
  • Radisys
  • Rambus
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Rogers
  • Rudolph Technologies
  • Sanmina
  • Seagate Technology
  • Semtech
  • Sensata Technologies
  • Shotspotter
  • Silicon Laboratories
  • Silver Spring Networks
  • Skyworks Solutions
  • Sonus Networks
  • Sprint
  • Synaptics
  • Synnex
  • T-Mobile
  • Te Connectivity
  • Telenav
  • Teradyne
  • Texas Instruments
  • Trimble Navigation
  • Ttm Technologies
  • Twilio
  • Ultra Clean Technology
  • Ultratech
  • United Technologies
  • Veeco Instruments
  • Verizon Communications
  • Viasat
  • Viavi Solutions
  • Vicor
  • Visteon
  • Vocera Communications
  • Vonage
  • West
  • Western Digital
  • Windstream Communications
  • Xilinx
  • Xperi
  • Zagg
  • Zebra Technologies

Report Pricing

The 2018 Radford Long-Term Incentive Practices Report for Technology Companies can be purchased via credit card for $2,500.