lacquer nails smiley  Stock options have never been good for the shareholders because it dilutes the Earning per Share when they exercise their right to execute their stock options. If they are so confident about the future of the company which I don't doubt, they should cancell their stock options and buy the common shares on the market, that way it won't increase the outstanding common shares on the market. But there are always some risks, that's why they prefer to use the stock options.