The charts below detail the level of support FOR say on pay (SOP) votes at S&P 900 companies and voting statistics regarding such support for SOP votes as of May 27, 2011 (click on the charts to enlarge):

 

The chart below looks at the say on pay frequency (SWOP) recommendations made by the S&P 900 companies compared to the actual SWOP that the companies announced they would adopt as of May 27, 2011 (click on the chart to enlarge):

 

Below are the say on pay (SOP) frequency recommendations from the S&P 900 companies (all the S&P 500 and S&P 400 companies) as of May 27, 2011 (click on the chart to enlarge):

 

As of May 27, 2011, the following eleven (11) S&P 900 companies had say on pay (SOP) votes that failed to garner 50% or greater “FOR” votes (bolded names indicate new companies to the list):

  • Constellation Energy Group (S&P 500)
  • Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (S&P 400)
  • Hewlett-Packard Company (S&P 500)
  • Intersil Corporation (S&P 400)
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. (S&P 500)
  • Janus Capital Group, Inc. (S&P 500)
  • Masco Corporation (S&P 500)
  • M.D.C. Holdings Inc. (S&P 400)
  • NVR Inc. (S&P 400)
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (S&P 500)
  • Superior Energy Services Inc. (S&P 400)

Note on Methodology: % of vote For/in support of SOP was calculated by determining the votes in support of the proposal as a percent of votes For, Against, and Abstain.

 

Please click on the graphic below to bring up a chart showing the companies that have received less than 50% FOR support on their Say on Pay (SOP) votes or that disclosed that their SOP proposals did not pass so far in 2011. Note that some of these companies have reported that their SOP votes passed (most likely because abstentions were not counted).

 

The charts below detail the level of support FOR say on pay (SOP) votes at S&P 900 companies and voting statistics regarding such support for SOP votes as of May 20, 2011 (click on the charts to enlarge):

Note on Methodology: % of vote was calculated as a percent of votes cast For, Against, and Abstain.

 

The chart below looks at the say on pay frequency (SWOP) recommendations made by the S&P 900 companies compared to the actual SWOP that the companies announced they would adopt as of May 20, 2011 (click on the chart to enlarge):

 

Below are the say on pay (SOP) frequency recommendations from the S&P 900 companies (all the S&P 500 and S&P 400 companies) as of May 20, 2011 (click on the chart to enlarge):

 

S&P 900 SOP Failures – May 20, 2011

On May 22, 2011, in Say on Pay, by Ed Hauder

As of May 20, 2011, the following nine (9) S&P 900 companies had say on pay (SOP) votes that failed to garner 50% or greater “FOR” votes (bolded names indicate new companies to the list):

  • Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (S&P 400)
  • Hewlett-Packard Company (S&P 500)
  • Intersil Corporation (S&P 400)
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. (S&P 500)
  • Janus Capital Group, Inc. (S&P 500)
  • Masco Corporation (S&P 500)
  • MDC Holdings Inc. (S&P 400)
  • NVR Inc. (S&P 400)
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (S&P 500)

Note on Methodology: % of vote For/in support of SOP was calculated by determining the votes in support of the proposal as a percent of votes For, Against, and Abstain.

 

Please click on the graphic below to bring up a chart showing the companies that have received less than 50% FOR support on their Say on Pay (SOP) votes so far in 2011. Note that some of these companies have reported that their SOP votes passed (most likely because abstentions were not counted).