10. STOCK BASED COMPENSATION
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2014
|Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]|
|10. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION||
The Company has two equity incentive compensation plans: a 2004 Stock Option Plan and a 2006 Stock Incentive Plan.
2004 Stock Option Plan The 2004 Stock Option Plan authorized the issuance of incentive stock options (ISOs) and non-qualified stock options (NQOs) to the Companys officers, directors or key employees or to consultants that do business with the Company for up to an aggregate of 23,810 shares of common stock. On September 7, 2006, the Company terminated the 2004 Stock Option Plan, except to the extent of issued and outstanding options then existing under the plan. The Company had options outstanding to purchase 762 shares of common stock under its 2004 Stock Option Plan at December 31, 2014 and 2013.
2006 Stock Incentive Plan The 2006 Stock Incentive Plan authorizes the issuance of ISOs, NQOs, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights, direct stock issuances and other stock-based awards to the Companys officers, directors or key employees or to consultants that do business with the Company for up to an aggregate of 1,715,000 shares of common stock.
Stock Options On August 1, 2011, August 25, 2011 and June 18, 2013, the Company granted options to purchase an aggregate of 12,900, 1,000 and 229,000 shares of the Companys common stock at exercise prices of $12.90, $5.25 and $3.74 per share, which were the respective closing prices per share of the Companys common stock on the dates of grant, with estimated fair values of $6.60, $2.70 and $1.68, respectively. The options granted in 2011 vested as to 33% on each of April 1, 2012 and 2013 and vest as to 34% on April 1, 2014. The options granted in 2013 vested as to 33% on April 1, 2014, vest as to 33% on April 1, 2015 and vest as to 34% on April 1, 2016. The options expire 10 years from the date of grant. Fair value was determined using the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model. For the August 1, 2011 grants, the inputs to estimating fair value were: exercise price of $12.90; estimated life of 5.0 years; expected volatility of 56.7%; and risk free interest rate of 2.50%. For the August 25, 2011 grants, the inputs to estimating fair value were: exercise price of $5.25; estimated life of 5.0 years; expected volatility of 56.7% and risk free interest rate of 2.50%. For the June 18, 2013 grants, the inputs to estimating fair value were: exercise price of $3.74; estimated life of 3.0 years; expected volatility of 68.0% and risk free interest rate of 0.57%. The Company estimates expected volatility using peer companies within its industry.
Summaries of the status of Companys stock option plans as of December 31, 2014 and 2013 and of changes in options outstanding under the Companys plans during those years are as follows (shares in thousands):
Stock options outstanding as of December 31, 2014 were as follows (number of shares in thousands):
The options outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 2013 had intrinsic values of $1,509,000 and $309,000, respectively.
Restricted Stock The Company granted to certain employees and directors shares of restricted stock under its 2006 Stock Incentive Plan pursuant to restricted stock agreements. A summary of unvested restricted stock activity is as follows (shares in thousands):
The fair value of the common stock at vesting aggregated $3,858,000 and $601,000 for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Stock-based compensation expense related to employee and non-employee restricted stock and option grants recognized in income were as follows (in thousands):
At December 31, 2014, the total compensation cost related to unvested awards which had not been recognized was $3,393,000 and the associated weighted-average period over which the compensation cost attributable to those unvested awards would be recognized is approximately 2 years.
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