L'exercice 2017 fût marqué par un changement dans la gouvernance de la société s'agissant du Président du Conseil : Olivier Legrain a succédé à Hervé Couffin dans l'exercice de ses fonctions.
S'agissant de la rémunération des dirigeants, Proxinvest soutiendra la rémunération 2017 des dirigeants (Résolutions 6, 7 et 8), notamment en raison du caractère modéré des montants attribués et de la bonne communication de la société. Toutefois, Proxinvest s'opposera à la politique de rémunération pour 2018 (Résolutions 9 et 10) en raison du manque de transparence sur les montants attribuables (montant du fixe non communiqué) et de critères de performance trop généreux pour le bonus attribuable en 2018 au Directeur Général.
Toutefois, l'attribution potentielle d'actions de préférence pose problème pour le Directeur Général qui pourrait se voir attribuer à lui seul 20% de l'augmentation (0,63% du capital social) proposée dans le cadre de la Résolution 24. En conséquence nous ne soutenons pas cette résolution.
Mersen produces materials and electrical components intended for alternative energies, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, rail transportation, electronics and process industries. Co. divides its operations into two segments: Advanced Materials and Technologies (AMT - Materials), and Electrical Components and Technologies (ECT - Electrical). In addition, Co. produces four types of products: Electrical Applications, Electrical Protection, High-Temperature Applications, and Anticorrosion Equipment. Co. also caters to the process industries, supporting their transition towards greater energy efficiency and boasts an efficient manufacturing base with plants employing the very latest technologies.
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While we were expecting a slowdown in the IT services market, the Q1 earnings releases were reassuring, with growth maintained at +4.0% year-on-year. Moreover, the leading indicators improved significantly in recent quarters, which reassures us about the outlook. The sector’s valuation levels have eased, which offers an attractive entry point and is conducive to M&A. Our preference goes to Devoteam, in addition to Atos and Capgemini for which we have revised up our target prices. - Cf. ...
>Acquisition of assets in graphite in the US - Mersen announced the acquisition of graphite assets at the former Graftech site in Columbia, Tennessee.In an environment that remains firmly buoyant, Mersen is preparing for the future by acquiring new graphite production capacities.This investment will: i/ increase the group’s graphite isostatic production capacities for a limited investment relative to the cost of building a new site. The investment amounts to...
Tandis que nous nous attendions à un ralentissement du marché des Services IT, les publications du T1 ont été rassurantes, avec une croissance qui s’est maintenue à +4.0% yoy. De plus, les indicateurs avancés se sont améliorés au cours des derniers trimestres, ce qui nous rassure sur les perspectives, alors que les niveaux de valorisation du secteur se sont détendus, ce qui offre un point d’entrée attractif et favorise le M&A. Nous privilégions Devoteam ainsi qu'Atos et Capgemini sur ...
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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