|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
|Share-Based Compensation [Abstract]|
Note 6—Share-Based Compensation
The Company has one 2015 Equity Plan, the 2015 Incentive Plan. The financial activity pertaining to our employees and directors under the 2015 Incentive Plan is reflected in our consolidated financial statements, presented herein.
The 2015 Incentive Plan was approved by the stockholders at our annual meeting of stockholders on July 16, 2015. The 2015 Incentive Plan reserves 5,000,000 shares of our Common Stock for stock options, restricted stock, and a variety of other types of equity awards. We believe that long-term incentive compensation programs align the interests of management, employees and the stockholders to create long-term stockholder value. We believe that equity based incentive compensation plans, such as the Incentive Plan, increase our ability to achieve this objective, and, by allowing for several different forms of long-term equity based incentive awards, help us to recruit, reward, motivate and retain talented employees and other service providers. The text of the 2015 Incentive Plan is included in the attachment marked as Appendix B to the Company’s Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 16, 2015.
During the year ended December 31, 2016 pursuant to the 2015 Incentive Plan we awarded 695,000 shares of restricted stock to our employees, which are subject to a three-year cliff vesting and 90,000 shares of restricted stock to members of the Board of Directors, which are subject to a two-year cliff vesting. The grant date price per share was $0.21 for a total grant date fair value of $0.2 million.
During the year ended December 31, 2015 pursuant to the 2015 Incentive Plan we awarded 714,019 shares of restricted stock to our employees, which are subject to a three-year cliff vesting and 208,967 shares of restricted stock to members of the Board of Directors, which are subject to a two-year cliff vesting.
The following table reflects the activity of the restricted shares.
Compensation Expense and Related Valuation Techniques
We account for share-based awards under the provisions of ASC 718, “Share-Based Payment,” which established the accounting for share-based awards exchanged for employee services. Accordingly, share-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date based on the fair value of the award and we expense these costs using the straight-line method over the requisite service period. Unrecognized compensation expense associated with unvested share-based awards, consisting entirely of unvested restricted stock, was approximately $347,000 and $350,000 at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. That cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 1.9 years.
Our stock-based compensation expense was approximately $0.2 million and $0.1 million for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and is included in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss). There were no related income tax effects in either year.
The entire disclosure for compensation-related costs for equity-based compensation, which may include disclosure of policies, compensation plan details, allocation of equity compensation, incentive distributions, equity-based arrangements to obtain goods and services, deferred compensation arrangements, employee stock ownership plan details and employee stock purchase plan details.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef