The Stock Option Valuator

This experimental page gives you some idea of the value you receive from exercising a stock option today as opposed to waiting until later. The output is a number between 0 and 100% that is the ratio of the value you would receive were you to exercise your option today and an estimate of the market value of a similar tradable option. When the value is near zero, you are giving up a lot to exercise today. When the value is near 100%, it is probably a good idea to exercise.

Typically, people exercise when the value is about 75%.

This page is experimental. The response you get is only guidance. You might exercise and then watch the value of your company's stock skyrocket. You might not exercise and then see the value of your company's stock plummet. Caveat actor.

Please fill in the fields below, then click the "Submit Form" button. The analysis will appear in about 15 seconds.

Please input your option information below.