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Black Scholes Model

A model for mathematically pricing options. The model takes into account the strike price, the time until the expiration date, the price of the underlying asset, and the standard deviation of the underlying asset's return. The model assumes that the option can only be exercised on the expiration date, that it will provide a risk-free return, and that the volatility of the underlying asset will remain constant throughout the life of the contract. The calculation is slightly different for calls and puts. See also: Option Adjusted Spread, Option Pricing Curve.
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In its raw form, the Black Scholes model is only applicable to non dividend paying European options.
The table contains pricing errors for the Black Scholes and Student models.
Kryzanowski, 1986, "Alternative Specifications of the Errors in the Black Scholes Option-Pricing Model and Various Implied-Variance Formulas", Economics Letters, 21:61-65
Option pricing formulas, such as Black Scholes Merton or the binomial lattice, combine the values associated with the above factors to calculate fair value, using sophisticated mathematics.
The theoretical market value of the share options granted is DKK20.1m, (calculated using the Black Scholes model.