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Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOP) - FAQs

 

What is stock compensation?

 

Stock-based compensation allows employees to share the added value and ownership of the company. This type of incentive can take many forms, including B. ESOP, RSU, SAR, Phantom, and ESPS. 

 

What is the purpose of providing stock-based compensation to employees?  

 

Companies offer employees stock-based payments or stock options. This creates a personal sense of responsibility for the company in the employees' minds, and in this sense, the company receives monetary compensation from stock ownership. 

 

What is an ESOP? 

 

ESOP is an abbreviation for employee stock option plan. As the name implies, it represents an employee's right (not obligatory) to purchase company stock at a price set on the grant date, also known as the stock-based compensation system. It will be an employee's shareholder or company owner to the extent of the options he holds.

 

Is the ESOP the only stock-based compensation available to motivate and retain employees?

 

Absolutely not. There are many equity-based reward (EC) payments out there, and it is the company's responsibility to choose the right tool that best suits its strategic goals, objectives, and constraints.  

 

What is a RU?

 

Restricted stock units (PSUs) are stock options that are typically granted to employees at a significant discount on the fair market or par value. 

 

What is SAR? 

 

The right to raise the stock price (SAR) gives the holder the right to profit from the rise in the stock price of the underlying asset over a specific period of time. Here, participants receive an increase in the company's value offsets with capital. 

 

What is the Phantom?

 

The Phantom is a pseudo ESOP, which gives holders the right to benefit from an increase in the stock price value or other selected parameters over a particular period of time. This allows participants to receive an increase in value and the company to pay in cash.  

 

What is ESPS?

 

The Employee Holding Program (ESPS) is a broad participation plan that allows employees of all levels to participate in stock, with the opportunity for employees to participate from salaries, including employers, and make time-based donations. There is. Contributions and the funds collected will be used to purchase shares in the company and will be shared with employees in connection with their contributions to the plan. 

 

Are our stock-based compensation schemes valid and implemented only by listed companies? 

 

Stock compensation is an incentive. Both listed and unlisted companies can carry it out. In fact, more and more unlisted companies are demanding equity ownership plans because they can attract and retain better talent. 

 

When is the ideal time to implement the plan? 

 

If you want to grow, it's perfect for your business. Growth can take the form of: before implementing the expansion plan. Before raising funds through venture capital / PE, etc. Before listing shares, Expected stock price increases (increased market share, good market conditions, etc.) 

 

How will compensation based on shares help individual employees? 

 

Employees who choose stock-based compensation are much more likely to have a greater sense of responsibility. They enjoy the advantage of owning the company's stock in the form of dividends and rising market prices, thereby increasing their wealth. 

 

Which law provides for the implementation of the stock-based compensation plan?

 

  • Each country has its own regulatory agency and framework for guiding stock-based compensation plans. 
  • SEBI (Equity-Based Employee Benefits) Regulation, 2014 
  • 2013 Companies Act  
  • Company Regulations (Stock Capital and Liability Securities), 2014 
  • Forex Control Regulations (Transfer or Issuance of Securities by Residents Outside India), 2017 

 

What are the benefits of introducing stock-based compensation? 

 

Benefits 

The company gains the goodwill, loyalty, and commitment of its employees. Reduce wear rate. Thanks to tax cuts, it can be used cost-effectively to raise money for growth. Equity-based compensation can cause cash flow problems for businesses. 

 

When a company borrows money to fund stock-based compensation, it must spend a significant amount of future income on repaying it. Boneless properties. Lacking other hygiene factors-communication, transparency, objectivity. Design Defects-Exercise Conditions, Exercise Process.

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