EX-10.7 3 a15-6174_1ex10d7.htm EX-10.7

Exhibit 10.7

 

Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Annual Bonus Plan for Executive Officers

 

Overview

 

Annual bonus awards are available to certain executive officers to recognize and reward desired performance.  Each year the Human Resources Committee (the “Committee”) reviews and makes any desired changes to the participants, the performance measures, and the specific financial and strategic objectives.  An executive officer’s bonus award opportunity is determined primarily by the individual’s position and level of responsibility.

 

Participation

 

The participants in the Plan are H&P’s executive management team, which includes

 

·                  John Lindsay

·                  Juan Pablo Tardio

·                  John Bell

·                  Gordon Helm

·                  Cara Hair

 

Bonus Award Opportunity

 

Participants are assigned target bonus awards expressed as percentages of base salary.  These bonus awards are earned when performance objectives are achieved.  The award percentages are as follows:

 

 

 

Threshold

 

Target

 

Reach

 

John Lindsay

 

40

%

100

%

130

%

Juan Pablo Tardio

 

25

%

75

%

100

%

John Bell

 

20

%

60

%

100

%

Gordon Helm

 

20

%

60

%

100

%

Cara Hair

 

20

%

60

%

100

%

 

Financial Performance Objectives

 

The financial performance objectives selected align management with shareholders.  When these objectives are met, shareholders will realize greater value in their Company ownership.  A participant’s bonus award will be based upon three disproportionately weighted financial measures being:

 

Financial Measure

 

Weighting

 

Earnings Per Share

 

35

%

Return on Invested Capital

 

35

%

Operating EBITDA

 

30

%

 

The Board of Directors, at its September quarterly meeting, annually approves an operating and capital budget for the following fiscal year.  Each financial measure is then assigned threshold, target and reach objectives based upon this approved budget.  The target objectives are set according to the approved operating budget, with threshold and reach objectives adjusted 30% below and 30% above the target objectives.  After the end of the fiscal year, actual financial results are then compared to the predetermined objectives for each of the financial measures to determine the amount of any bonus.  In the event actual financial results fall between the threshold and target or the target and reach objectives, then the bonus shall be proportionately increased as a result of the threshold or target objectives being exceeded.

 



 

Strategic Performance Objectives

 

The bonus, if any, derived from the Company’s financial performance may then be increased or decreased by a maximum of 100% as determined by the Committee (“adjustment factor”).  Eighty percent of this adjustment factor is based upon the Committee’s subjective evaluation of the Company’s total shareholder return relative to an industry peer group.  The remaining 20% of this adjustment factor is based upon the Committee’s subjective evaluation of the Company’s goals of continued industry leading safety performance and attaining higher than industry average utilization and premium day rates.

 

Negative Discretion

 

Notwithstanding the provisions of this Annual Bonus Plan for Executive Officers, the Committee shall have the right to reduce or eliminate any bonus otherwise due under this Plan based upon its subjective determination of individual performance.

 

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