Abc expenses stock options as required by gaap. on january 1, 2015,
ABC expenses stock options as required by GAAP. On January 1, 2015, ABC granted 50 key executives 100 options each. Each option entitled the option holder to purchase 1 share of ABC common stock at $60 per share. The options will vest on January 1st 2018.
On the grant date, January 1st, 2015, the stock was quoted on the stock exchange at $63 per share. The fair value of the options on the grant date was estimated at $15 per option. The amounts of compensation expense ABC should recognize with respect to the options during 2015, 2016, and 2017 are: