22 August, 20:26

# On January 1, 2020, Swifty Corporation granted an employee an option to purchase 15000 shares of Swifty's \$5 par value common stock at \$18 per share. The Black-Scholes option pricing model determines total compensation expense to be \$341000. The option became exercisable on December 31, 2021, after the employee completed two years of service. The market prices of Swifty's stock were as follows: January 1, 2020 \$30 December 31, 2021 50 For 2021, should recognize compensation expense under the fair value method of

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For 2021, should recognize compensation expense under the fair value method of \$170,500

Explanation:

According to the given data we have the following:

option pricing model determines total compensation expense to be \$341,000

Also, The option became exercisable on December 31, 2021, after the employee completed two years of service.

Therefore, in order to calculate the amount should recognize compensation expense we would have to make the following calculation:

amount should recognize compensation expense=\$341,000/2

amount should recognize compensation expense=\$170,500

For 2021, should recognize compensation expense under the fair value method of \$170,500