Long-Term Incentive Plan - LTIP

Definition of 'Long-Term Incentive Plan - LTIP'


A reward system designed to improve employees' long-term performance by providing rewards that may not be tied to the company's share price. In a typical LTIP, the employee (usually an executive) must fulfill various conditions and/or requirements that prove that he or she has contributed to increasing shareholder value. The incentives for doing this are usually conditional company shares, which are distributed in two parts. The first part represents an immediate distribution of half of the shares, while the remaining half of the shares will only be presented to the executive if he or she stays with the company for a predefined number of years.

Investopedia explains 'Long-Term Incentive Plan - LTIP'


Some businesses have replaced pure options-based incentives in favor of LTIPs. One criticism about how some firms have been using LTIPs is that executives still receive the second half of the reward even if their performance has not been exceptional in the subsequent years. This is because in order to receive the second portion of the shares, the executive must only succeed in not being terminated in the designated time span.

In some forms of LTIP, recipients receive special capped options in addition to stock.


Filed Under: ,

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an investor has bought securities on margin, the minimum required level of margin is 25% of the total market value of the securities in the margin account.
  2. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
  3. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

    A ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, as a result of changes in its capital structure. Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
  4. Jeff Bezos

    Self-made billionaire Jeff Bezos is famous for founding online retail giant Amazon.com.
  5. Re-fracking

    Re-fracking is the practice of returning to older wells that had been fracked in the recent past to capitalize on newer, more effective extraction technology. Re-fracking can be effective on especially tight oil deposits – where the shale products low yields – to extend their productivity.
  6. TIMP (acronym)

    'TIMP' is an acronym that stands for 'Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and Philippines.' Similar to BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the acronym was coined by and investor/economist to group fast-growing emerging market economies in similar states of economic development.
Trading Center