Gleaning free compensation data from EDGAR

BVWireIssue #184-3
January 24, 2018

An article in NACVA’s QuickRead gives a step-by-step process for accessing compensation amounts for top officers at publicly traded companies using the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) database at no charge. The compensation amounts available through EDGAR can be helpful for benchmarking even though the nature of compensation can be very different between public and private companies, says Stephen D. Kirkland (Atlantic Executive Consulting), the article’s author who is a compensation consultant for privately owned companies and nonprofit organizations. NACVA is the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Kirkland recently conducted a BVR webinar on normalizing owner compensation.
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