State of the art presentation of Annual Report and Proxy information in 2018 (S&P 500 study)

EZOnlineDocuments has completed our annual study of the S&P 500 where we evaluate the online presentation of the S&P 500 companies’ Annual Reports and Proxy Statements.

Proxy Statement improvements continue

In 2018, 67% of companies in the S&P 500 used enhanced methods for their nominee presentation. This percentage is up from 60% in 2017 and 49% in 2016. This improvement to nominee presentation also mirrors the improvement companies have made by adding proxy summaries in the same time period.

Companies are still not embracing digital investors

Although S&P 500 companies have changed their websites (94%) and IR sites (96%) in ways to support digital and mobile investors, very few have presented their Annual Reports (25%) and Proxy Statements (13%) in a method better than PDF to further support digital and mobile investors.

Best of the S&P 500 in presentation of Annual Report and Proxy information in 2018

Out of all the S&P 500 companies, these thirty-four (7%) provided their Annual Report with an introduction, published their Proxy Statement with a proxy summary and an enhanced nominee presentation, and presented both documents in a format better than PDF:

Allstate Corporation
American Airlines Group Inc.
American Express Company
BlackRock, Inc.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Capital One Financial Corporation
Cisco Systems, Inc.
CVS Health Corporation
DowDuPont Inc.
Duke Energy Corporation
Eaton Corporation plc
General Electric Company
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
HP Inc.
Intel Corporation
The J.M. Smucker Company
Masco Corporation
Mastercard Incorporated
MetLife Inc.
Nielsen Holdings plc
Pfizer Inc.
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated
Simon Property Group, Inc.
Target Corporation
The Boeing Company
The Coca-Cola Company
Total System Services, Inc.
United Technologies Corporation
U.S. Bancorp
Verizon Communications Inc.
Western Digital Corporation
Xcel Energy Inc.

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