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Stock Options Calculator for Employee Stock Option Valuation

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Employee Stock Options Calculator

This calculator will calculate the future value of employees stock options (ESO) based on the current market value, strike price, and anticipated growth rate of the underlying stock shares. Results include a year-to-year growth rate comparisons chart. The Learn tab includes brief answers to:

  • What are Employee Stock Options?
  • What does exercising options mean?
  • Important points to consider.
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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Mkt price:Market price:Current market price of stock:Current market price of stock:

Current market price of stock:

Enter the current market price per share of your company stock, without the dollar sign or any commas.

# options:Number of options:Number of options:Number of options:

Number of options:

Enter the number of options you were granted.

# years:Number of years:Number of years:Number of years:

Number of years:

Enter the number of whole years you would like to calculate future value for.

Strike price:Strike price:Option strike price:Option strike price:

Option strike price:

Enter the strike price of the company stock options you were granted, without the dollar sign or any commas. The strike price is usually the price per share you will pay if you exercise your options. In order to be in the money, the strike price must be lower than the market price.

Grow rate:Growth rate:Stock growth rate:Stock growth rate:

Stock growth rate:

Enter the expected growth rate of the company stock, but without the percent sign (for .06 or 6%, enter 6). If you would like to base the growth rate on the historical growth of the company, you can use the Growth Rate Calculator (opens in a new window) on this site.

Opt rate #1:Optional rate #1:Optional stock growth rate #1:Optional stock growth rate #1:

Optional stock growth rate #1:

Enter a second growth rate for comparison purposes. Enter as a percentage but without the percent sign (for .06 or 6%, enter 6).

Opt rate #2:Optional rate #2:Optional stock growth rate #2:Optional stock growth rate #2:

Optional stock growth rate #2:

Enter a third growth rate for comparison purposes. Enter as a percentage but without the percent sign (for .06 or 6%, enter 6).

Mkt value:End market value:End market value of exercised options:Market value of exercised options at end of term:

Market value of exercised options at end of term:

Based on your entries, this is how much you could sell your shares for if you exercised all of your options at the end of the entered number of years.

Cash need:End cash needed:End cash needed to exercise options:Cash needed to exercise options at end of term:

Cash needed to exercise options at end of term:

Based on your entries, this is how much cash you would need to exercise all of your options.

End value:End option value:Stock option value at end of term:Stock option value (spread) at end of term:

Stock option value (spread) at end of term:

Based on your entries, this will be the value of your stock options after the entered number of years. In order to realize this value, you must be fully vested, exercise the options at the end of the entered number of years, and sell the shares at the calculated ending market price.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

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Show/Hide Popup Keypads:

Select Show or Hide to show or hide the popup keypad icons located next to numeric entry fields. These are generally only needed for mobile devices that don't have decimal points in their numeric keypads. So if you are on a desktop, you may find the calculator to be more user-friendly and less cluttered without them.

Stick/Unstick Tools:

Select Stick or Unstick to stick or unstick the help and tools panel. Selecting "Stick" will keep the panel in view while scrolling the calculator vertically. If you find that annoying, select "Unstick" to keep the panel in a stationary position.

If the tools panel becomes "Unstuck" on its own, try clicking "Unstick" and then "Stick" to re-stick the panel.