Annual Report 2019

47 Share-Based Payment

Accounting Policies

The obligations arising from share-based payments are calculated using standard valuation methods based on option pricing models.

Equity-settled share-based payments are recognized at the grant date at the fair value of the equity instruments vested by that date. The fair value of the obligation is therefore recognized as personnel expenses proportionally over the vesting period and is offset directly against the capital reserves.

The cash-settled share-based payments are shown under other provisions and remeasured at fair value at each reporting date. The expenses are also recognized as personnel expenses over the vesting period (see chapter [E33] Provisions).

Management Board

As part of the new LTIP plan, the Management Board members are granted a fixed number of phantom stocks (performance share units or “PSU”) annually, which are paid out at the end of a four-year performance period based on the extent to which a pre-defined target achievement level has been reached. The level of target achievement that determines the payout amount under the new LTIP plan is calculated based on the following parameters: Relative Total Shareholder Return (RTSR), Performance of NAV per Share, Performance of FFO I per Share and the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI), which are all assigned an equal weighting of 25%. As a result, this new LTIP plan constitutes a form of cash-settled share-based payment pursuant to IFRS 2; in turn, the payout claim can be lost entirely if the defined target achievement level has not been reached.

The value of the total notional shares that had been granted but not paid out from the new LTIP plan as of December 31, 2019, was calculated by an external expert based on recognized actuarial principles. The obligation disclosed as of the reporting date breaks down as follows:

Tranche in €

End of vesting period

Rolf Buch

Arnd Fittkau

Helene von Roeder

Daniel Riedl

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016–2019

Dec. 31, 2019

2,868,367

 

 

 

2017–2020

Dec. 31, 2020

2,702,393

 

 

 

2018–2021

Dec. 31, 2021

1,335,978

 

327,825

327,825

2019–2022

Dec. 31, 2022

623,954

89,323

262,717

262,717

 

 

 

 

 

 

The LTIP plan program resulted in expenses pursuant to IFRS 2 totaling € 5.9 million in the 2019 reporting year (2018: € 5.9 million), with € 4.8 million attributable to Rolf Buch, € 0.5 million attributable in each case to Helene von Roeder and Daniel Riedl, and € 0.1 million attributable to Arnd Fittkau.

For further information, please refer to the remuneration report.

Executives Below Management Board Level

A new LTIP plan was launched for the first level of management in 2016. This LTIP plan is based largely on the LTIP launched for the Management Board in 2015, also regarding the identical performance objectives and the calculation of the objective values with regard to the minimum value, the “target achievement value,” and the maximum value.

The value of the total notional shares that had been granted but not paid out from the new LTIP plan as of December 31, 2019, was calculated by an external expert based on recognized actuarial principles. The obligation disclosed as of the reporting date breaks down as follows:

Tranche in €

End of Vesting Period

Dec. 31, 2019

 

 

 

2016

Dec. 31. 2019

2,662,269

2017

Dec. 31. 2020

2,013,126

2018

Dec. 31. 2021

948,076

2019

Dec. 31. 2022

592,437

 

 

 

The LTIP plan program results, in accordance with IFRS, in expenses of € 3.4 million in the 2019 reporting year (2018: € 1.5 million).

Employees

An employee share program was resolved on the basis of a works agreement in 2014. The program started in the first quarter of 2015 and the shares granted are subject to a vesting period of six months. The costs associated with the securities deposit account are borne by Vonovia. Shares with a value of between € 90.00 and € 360.00 at the most are granted to the eligible employees, depending on their gross annual salary, without the employees having to make any contribution of their own.

The new employee share program resulted in expenses totaling € 2.0 million in the 2019 reporting year (2018: € 1.8 million), which have been offset directly against the capital reserves.

Fair Value
Fair value is particularly relevant with regard to valuation in accordance with IAS 40 in conjunction with IFRS 13. The fair value is the amount for which an asset could be exchanged between knowledgeable, willing parties in an arm’s length transaction.
CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index)
The CSI is determined at regular intervals by means of systematic customer surveys and reflects how our services are perceived and accepted by our customers. The CSI is determined on the basis of points given by the customers for our properties and their neighborhood, customer service and commercial and technical support as well as maintenance and modernization management.