Refer to the company’s financial statements and the accompanying notes to answer the following questions. (Related to Investments, if they have no investments, pick another company) What investments does the company report in the current year, and how are these investments accounted for in its financial statements? How are the company’s investments valued? How does the company determine fair value? How does the company use derivative financial statements?
Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Reference: Note to consolidated financial statements
a. Under the stock option note, the number of options, under the plan, disclosed were 5 million during the year. The options were exercisable at a weighted average price of $30.31.
b. The number of options exercisable at the end of 2016 fiscal year were 14.8 million at a weighted average exercise price of $40.47.
c. During the year, 900 000 options were exercised at a weighted average exercise price of $15.23.
d. The options expire after 4 years from the the date they are granted, thus have a required service period of 4 years. The options have a weighted average remaining life of 4.17 years.
e. As at the end of 2016, 26.3 million options are outstanding and are exercisable at a weighted average exercise price of $39.35.