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The government has proposed to limit the preferred tax treatment for stock options. Currently options are eligible for a deduction the effect of which is to tax them at one-half the ordinary income tax rate (similar to capital gains treatment).…
Given its strong alignment with shareholder value creation, earnings per share (EPS) is a common performance metric selected for short-term incentive and long-term incentive plans. A company’s generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)-based EPS is equal to its after-tax net income…