This excerpt taken from the ALL 10-Q filed Aug 3, 2005.
Pending accounting standard
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (revised 2004), Share-Based Payment (SFAS No. 123R)
In December 2004, the FASB issued SFAS No. 123R, which revises SFAS No. 123 and supersedes APB 25. SFAS No. 123R eliminates an entitys ability to account for share-based payments using APB 25 and requires all such transactions to be accounted for using a fair value based method. In addition, although it does not require use of a binomial lattice model, SFAS No. 123R indicates that a binomial lattice model may be more effective in valuing employee stock options than the Black-Scholes model, which was primarily developed to value publicly traded options. In the first quarter of 2005, the Company began using a binomial lattice model in place of the Black-Scholes model to determine the fair value of employee stock options. In April 2005, the Securities and Exchange Commission deferred the effective date of SFAS No. 123R from the first interim or annual period beginning after June 15, 2005 to the next fiscal year beginning after June 15, 2005. SFAS No. 123R is not expected to have a material impact on the Companys Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations or Financial Position.