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While it is nice that Coke has decided to expense stock options, it would have been nicer if they had chosen to do it the same way everyone else thought it should be done.

I read the article on Wednesday (its now Friday and I can't lay my hand on the article - a procrastinator's dilemma) and it said that there is a "standard method" for the accounting of options (can't for the life of me remember the name) and that Coke had decided to do it a different way, which of course reduces their impact.

Anyone have any insight or further information into the "proper" accounting of stock options? Is there a standard method under GAAP?

Simon

PS: Oh, this is rich:

"We still believe there is no way to financially expense stock options without distorting earnings," said Chuck Mulloy, a spokesman for microchip maker Intel Corp. Duh!
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