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Hi kelbon,

Further they would have to be subtracted from the total—Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities)—not added.

If I'm following what you are saying, I don't think this is correct. The stock based compensation is expensed on the income statement using Black-Scholes under the expense category appropriate for whoever they were awarded to. Since they are non-cash in nature, they are added back as a positive amount on the cash-flow statement to keep the cash usage correct. If I've missed your point, I apologize.

Regards,
Stan
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