Enter all but one of the total shares, employee shares, and total employees into the calculator to determine the value of an employee’s equity in the company. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Employee Equity Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the value of an employee’s equity in a company:

 Equity = (Total Shares * Employee Shares) /Employees

Variables:

• Equity is the value of the employee’s equity in the company
• Total Shares is the total number of shares in the company
• Employee Shares is the number of shares allocated to the employee
• Total Employees is the total number of employees in the company

To calculate the value of an employee’s equity, multiply the total number of shares in the company by the number of shares allocated to the employee. Then, divide the result by the total number of employees in the company.

What is an Employee Equity?

Employee equity refers to the ownership interest that employees hold in their company, often granted as part of their compensation package. This can take the form of stock options, restricted stock, or other types of equity incentives. The purpose of employee equity is to align the interests of employees with those of the company and its shareholders, as it gives employees a direct stake in the company’s success. When the company performs well and its value increases, the value of the employees’ equity also increases. This can serve as a powerful motivator and retention tool, as employees stand to benefit financially if they help the company succeed. However, it also means that employees bear some risk, as their equity could lose value if the company performs poorly.

How to Calculate Employee Equity?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Employee Equity.

1. First, determine the total number of shares available for distribution.
2. Next, determine the number of shares allocated to employees.
3. Next, calculate the percentage of shares allocated to employees by dividing the number of shares allocated to employees by the total number of shares available for distribution.
4. Finally, multiply the percentage of shares allocated to employees by 100 to get the Employee Equity percentage.
5. After calculating the Employee Equity percentage, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem :

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Total number of shares available for distribution = 1000

Number of shares allocated to employees = 500