The ESOP Association
ESOP Surveys, Economic Performance Survey, Revenue, Profits, Productivity, ESOPs Share the Wealth, Resource
The Economic Performance Survey has been the yardstick for measuring the success of The ESOP Association’s member companies since 2000.
ESOP Surveys, Resource, Benefits, Company Size, Diversification
This survey of ESOP Association corporate members, conducted every five years, offers unique insights—including aggregated data on company size, benefits, diversification, and industries—into the ESOP community.
ESOP Brief, Repurchase Obligation, Valuation, Resource
Understanding the repurchase obligation and its effect on an ESOP company’s valuation.
ESOP Brief, Repurchase Obligation, Opportunity Cost, New Present Value, Redeem, Recycle, Resource
Using opportunity cost to understand the true cost of the repurchase obligation on an ESOP company’s share price.
ESOP Brief, Synthetic Equity, Warrants, Options, Valuation, Resource
Written for ESOP fiduciaries and trustees, this Brief discusses the interplay of synthetic equity, warrants, and various valuation methods.
Resource, ESOP Brief, ESOP Benefits, Succession Planning, Tax Benefits, Financing, Leveraged ESOP, Diversification
A basic guide summarizing the unique benefits Employee Stock Ownership Plans offer to owners, employees, and communities. This ESOP Brief is available to the public as an informational resource.
ESOP Brief, Dividends, 404(k), Resource
There are various tax incentives to encourage companies to consider an ESOP. This Brief discusses an employer’s ability to use tax deductible funds to service ESOP debt and the advantages of deductible cash dividends.
ESOP Brief, Distributions, Put Option, Resource
A guide to the rules surrounding ESOP distributions including an overview of The Put Option.
ESOP Brief, Repurchase Obligation, Resource
Both S corporation and C corporation ESOP companies must be prepared to pay cash equal in value to stock in a participant’s account, per ERISA distributions rules.
ESOP Brief, Repurchase Obligation, Redeem, Recycle, Opportunity Cost, Resource
This ESOP Brief introduces the concept of opportunity cost and the implications for share price when private companies devote resources to fund repurchase obligations.