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Allos Therapeutics Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K/A)

September 01, 2010 | About:
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Allos Therapeutics Inc. (ALTH) filed Amended Annual Report for the period ended 2009-12-31.

Allos Therapeutics Inc. has a market cap of $382 million; its shares were traded at around $3.63 with and P/S ratio of 106.5. ALTH is in the portfolios of Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, Stanley Druckenmiller of Duquesne Capital Management, LLC, Columbia Wanger of Columbia Wanger Asset Management.

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The aggregate market value of common stock held by nonaffiliates of the registrant (based upon the closing sale price of such shares on the NASDAQ Global Market on June 30, 2009) was $517,871,691. Shares of the registrants common stock held by each current executive officer and director and by each stockholder who is known by the registrant to own 10% or more of the outstanding common stock have been excluded from this computation in that such persons may be deemed to be affiliates of the registrant. Share ownership information of certain persons known by the registrant to own greater than 10% of the outstanding common stock for purposes of the preceding calculation is based solely on information on Schedules 13D and 13G, if any, filed with the Commission. This determination of affiliate status is not necessarily a conclusive determination for other purposes.

The Compensation Committee believes that these four components are the most effective combination in motivating and retaining talented executive officers at this stage in our development. The Compensation Committee does not have any specific targets for the percentage of compensation represented by each component, although it seeks to maintain an appropriate balance between fixed and performance-based compensation, with a significant percentage of total compensation allocated to long-term equity incentives. Cash bonuses and equity incentives are considered performance-based compensation, while base salary is considered fixed, although performance is considered when determining annual increases. For 2009, the named executive officers average compensation was approximately 30% fixed and 70% performance based, with approximately 55% of total compensation allocated to long-term equity incentives. As a general matter, subject only to limited exceptions relating to the relocation of executive officers, we do not provide perquisites or benefits for our named executive officers on a basis that is different from other eligible employees.

At the beginning of each year, we establish annual performance objectives for the corporation as a whole and for each executive officer (other than our Chief Executive Officer, whose bonus is tied entirely to the achievement of corporate objectives). The corporate objectives generally target the achievement of specific sales and marketing, manufacturing, research and development and corporate development milestones that are considered to be critical to the achievement of our long-term strategic goals. Each category of corporate objectives is assigned a weighted number so that the sum of all the weighted objectives equals 100%. The individual objectives for each executive officer focus on contributions that are consistent with and support the corporate objectives or are otherwise intended to contribute to the success of the Company. As with the corporate objectives, each category of individual objectives is assigned a weighted number so that the sum of all the weighted objectives equals 100%. The annual corporate and individual performance objectives are proposed by management and reviewed and approved by the Compensation Committee, typically during the first quarter of the year. The corporate objectives are also subject to review and approval by the full Board. At this time, the Compensation Committee also approves each executive officers bonus target for the year based on its analysis of relevant market data, and determines the relative weighting of each executives bonus between corporate and individual objectives.

The Compensation Committee typically performs an interim assessment of the annual performance objectives in the middle of each year to review corporate and individual progress, and may, on occasion, make certain adjustments to the objectives that the Committee deems appropriate based on changing circumstances. At the conclusion of each year, the Chief Executive Officer evaluates the degree of achievement of each category of corporate and individual performance objectives and assigns a performance multiplier which may range from 0% to 150%. The performance multipliers are then applied to the weighting assigned to each category of objectives to determine the categorys contribution to the overall corporate or individual bonus percentages, as applicable. For example, for 2009, the corporate research and development objectives were assigned a 30% weighting and a 116% performance multiplier, resulting in a 34.75% contribution to the overall corporate bonus percentage. Then, all the contributions to the overall corporate and individual bonus percentages are added together to determine the final corporate bonus percentage, which applies to all employees including the executive officers, and each executive officers individual bonus percentage. The final bonus percentages are then applied to the relative weighting between corporate and individual objectives for each executive officer and multiplied by the executives bonus target to determine his or her final bonus recommendation. For illustration purposes, the following table demonstrates the 2009 bonus award calculation for Mr. Bennett based on the following assumptions: $234,865 in actual base salary earned; 25% bonus target weighted 60% to the achievement of corporate objectives and 40% to the achievement of individual objectives; and corporate and individual performance multipliers of 113.50% and 115.00%, respectively.

must generally achieve at least 75% of its weighed corporate objectives for the year in order for any bonuses to be paid, although the Compensation Committee may determine to grant a bonus even though certain corporate or individual performance objectives are not met. If the Compensation Committee determines that corporate or individual performance for the year exceeded objectives or was excellent in view of prevailing conditions, the Compensation Committee may approve corporate or individual performance multipliers, as the case may be, up to 150%. The Compensation Committee also retains the authority

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