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It had previously said a preliminary review suggested no intentional backdating occurred and any charges were likely to be minor. (Headlines) (Options chart) The maker of gene-testing devices said on Aug 1 that an internal probe has uncovered "certain documentation lapses" in its stock options grant processes from 1997 through 1999, including one instance when the option grant date should have been recorded differently.
Options backdating is the practice of altering the date a stock option was granted, to a usually earlier (but sometimes later) date at which the underlying stock price was lower.
This is a way of repricing options to make them valuable or more valuable when the option "strike price" (the fixed price at which the owner of the option can purchase stock) is fixed to the stock price at the date the option was granted.
As a result, it is possible that Activision will be required to record additional stock-based compensation expense related to stock-option grants.
On June 7, 2007, the company said the SEC issued a formal probe order related to its stock-options grants.
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In 1972, a new revision (APB 25) in accounting rules resulted in the ability of any company to avoid having to report executive incomes as an expense to their shareholders if the income resulted from an issuance of “at the money” stock options.
In essence, the revision enabled companies to increase executive compensation without informing their shareholders if the compensation was in the form of stock options contracts that would only become valuable if the underlying stock price were to increase at a later time.