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Stock Option

A non-tradeable call option giving an employee at a publicly-traded company the right to buy shares in that company for a certain price. Stock options in this sense are often a part of compensation for major and mid-level executives in large publicly-traded companies. If the share price for the company increases, stock options can be very profitable for the employee. These stock options have certain rules governing when and how the option can be exercised.

employee stock option

Employee Stock Option

An option granted to an employee to purchase the employer's stock. Employee stock options to which special income tax treatment is accorded are known as statutory options.
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Even though most employee stock options are granted at-the-money and so have zero intrinsic value (that is, market price minus exercise price), they have positive value at the grant date because of the volatility value of the option.
Because there is no reference market for employee stock options, SFAS 123 offers companies two ways of presenting their financial reports under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP):
Unlike stock options that are traded on an exchange, employee stock options
Kathleen Pender, a San Francisco Chronicle columnist, analyzed 2001 reported net income of the Bay Area's largest 25 companies along with what those companies would have reported if they had deducted the fair market value of employee stock options.
For Smallco, exhibit 1 shows that the accounting treatment of employee stock options under the proposed guidelines results in drops of approximately 18% (from $1.
Surprisingly, the answer might be accounting for employee stock options.
The FASB discussed employee stock option accounting from 1985 to 1988 without reaching a consensus.

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