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Athenahealth, Inc. (ATHN) Message Board

  • georgespelvin May 23, 2013 9:05 PM Flag

    Proper accounting for stock based compensation

    This is how you are supposed to report stock based compensation. This paragraph comes from Ultra Petroleum's 10Q. It is an expense. It is a non cash expense but an expense. You don't remove the expense and report non GAAP earnings. There is no such thing. It is a ridiculous charade designed to hoodwink the naive and the careless. It is shocking to me that the outfits like Cheat Sheet and even Zacks state EPS = and then they use the imaginary number.

    Half these stock touting organizations are not even curated. They are just programs that scrape reporting company PR's.

    "Share-Based Payment Arrangements. The Company applies FASB ASC Topic 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation (“FASB ASC 718”), which requires the measurement and recognition of compensation expense for all share-based payment awards made to employees and directors, including employee stock options,
    based on estimated fair values. Share-based compensation expense recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 was $3.0 million and $2.5 million, respectively. See Note 4 for additional information."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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