The section under ASC 718 calculates the fair market value of the stock options. When determining the fair market value of stock options offered over a given time, comparable companies’ volatility is taken into consideration.
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Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Double-click the file to open the ASC 718 report in Excel format that was downloaded. At the bottom of the page, you will see the different sections of the report. Here, click the tab “Fair Value Calculation”.
Step 2: The Black Scholes stop option pricing model is used to calculate the fair market value of the options.
Note: The volatility calculated in the previous section is used as an input to calculate fair value. Check out the support article to learn how to calculate volatility.
For the Fair Value Calculation, the Black Scholes Formula is as follows:
The underlying fair market value price of common stock is the price the stock would sell for on the open market when certain conditions are met. The price at which you buy or sell an option when it is exercised is known as the Exercise price.
The risk-free rate is the rate of return on an entirely risk-free investment over a particular time.