In general, Electrolux is in compliance with the Swedish regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Annual General Meeting.
Under ITEM 15, the board of directors seeks approval of the Company's executive remuneration guidelines. Although no (material) changes are proposed, ECGS is missing an actual LT component (with a performance measurement period of at least 3 years) under the guidelines. ECGS therefore recommends to vote OPPOSE.
Under ITEM 16, the board of directors seeks approval of a LT incentive plan. In light of an insufficiently long performance period (of only 1 year), ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE. There are no further peculiarities.
AB Electrolux sells home appliance for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances under brands such as Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine. Co. has six segments: Major Appliances Europe, Middle East and Africa; Major Appliances North America; Major Appliances Latin America; Major Appliances Asia/Pacific; and Small Appliances, which comprise the products for consumer durables market; and Professional products. Co.'s professional products include food-service equipment for hotels, restaurants and institutions, as well as laundry equipment.
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We keep our HOLD recommendation and SEK245 target price as our 2020 estimates are left relatively unchanged and we have made no changes to our SOTP valuation methodology. However, we believe consensus for H2e earnings, most notably Q3, are too high and we see potential downside risk to near-term earnings.
The general evaluation of ELECTROLUX AB (SE), a company active in the Durable Household Products industry, has been upgraded by the independent financial analyst theScreener with the addition of a star. Its fundamental valuation now shows 4 out of 4 possible stars while its market behaviour can be considered as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the additional star(s) merits the upgrade of its general evaluation to Slightly Positive. As of the analysis date July 16, 2019, the closing price was SEK 238.40 and its potential was estimated at SEK 265.78.
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is satisfactory, though accelerated vesting is possible. Potential and actual total variable remuneration exceed guidelines, but not very much. They are moderate in comparison with UK market practice. Overall, the quantum during the year was not excessive. We recommend shareholders vote in favor.
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration Report The structure is weighted more heavily towards short-term performance. One of the performance metrics for the LTI is the payment of sustainable dividends, which is not considered appropriate as executives can potentially influence the payout level. The LTI also includes relative TSR as a performance metric. Nevertheless, the quantum is not excessive and even maximum potential amounts are moderate. On balance, we recommend shareholders vote in favor. Item 4: Approve the Remuneration PolicyThe main concern with the Company's remuneration policy is that pa...
Item 2: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is unsatisfactory. The main concern at the Company is that the potential maximum incentive pay including the bonus, matching shares on the deferred portion of the bonus and the LTI amounts to 1000% of base salary, which is considered grossly excessive. Actual incentive pay during the year was1.6 times the ECGS limit. Furthermore, variable remuneration is overly reliant on a single performance metric, benchmark profit before tax. A second performance criteria will be used in the coming year. We note that the Company has adjusted ...
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