Stcok based compensation and earnings

Barron’s does the piece below on compensation and earnings, reproduced below. Recall our class discussion on option-based compensation and what was skulking about in financial statements.

 

Barron’s Feature

 | SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013

Beware the Hidden Costs in Tech

Stock-based compensation is often overlooked on Wall Street, leading to understated price/earnings ratios for companies like Google, Amazon.com and Facebook.

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