|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|Share-based Payment Arrangement [Abstract]|
Note 7—Share-Based Compensation
The 2015 Incentive Plan, our equity 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 our Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 16, 2015.
During the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the 2015 Incentive Plan, we awarded 34,650 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 $0.20 for a total grant date fair value of $7.0 thousand. We also granted 20,000 shares of restricted stock to Senior Management, which were fully vested at a grant date. The grant date price per share was $0.18 for a total grant date fair value of $3.6 thousand.
During the year ended December 31, 2018, pursuant to the 2015 Incentive Plan, we awarded 120,000 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 $0.22 for a total grant date fair value of $0.03 million.
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 $21,421 and $106,489 at December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. This cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 0.5 years.
Our stock-based compensation expense was approximately $0.1 million and 0.2 million in the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, 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 share-based payment arrangement.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef