2008 and 2013 Equity Incentive Plans
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2014
|2008 and 2013 Equity Incentive Plans|
|2008 and 2013 Equity Incentive Plans||
9. 2008 and 2013 Equity Incentive Plans
In January 2008, the Company adopted the 2008 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended on February 29, 2008, January 7, 2010, July 8, 2010, December 10, 2010, June 23, 2011 and June 17, 2013 (collectively, the “2008 Plan”) that authorized the Company to grant up to 3,310,990 shares of common stock to eligible employees, directors and consultants to the Company, in the form of restricted stock and stock options.
In 2013, the Company adopted the 2013 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended on May 14, 2014 (collectively, the “2013 Plan”), that reserves for issuance under the plan up to 1,711,290 shares of common stock. The 2013 Plan contains an "evergreen" provision, pursuant to which the number of shares of common stock available for issuance under the plan will automatically increase on January 1 of each year beginning in 2015. The 2013 plan became effective upon the January 2014 IPO and, as of such date, the Company may not make further grants under the 2008 plan. The 2013 plan provides for the grant of incentive stock options, or ISOs, nonstatutory stock options, or NSOs, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards, restricted stock unit awards, performance-based stock awards and other forms of equity compensation (collectively, stock awards), all of which may be granted to employees, including officers, non- employee directors and consultants of the Company. Additionally, the 2013 plan provides for the grant of cash and stock based performance awards.
Under both the 2008 and 2013 Plans, the amount, terms of grants and exercisability provisions are determined by the board of directors or its designee. The term of the options may be up to 10 years, and options are exercisable in cash or as otherwise determined by the board of directors. Vesting generally occurs over a period of not greater than four years.
The estimated grant-date fair value of the Company's share-based awards is amortized ratably over the awards' service periods. Share-based compensation expense recognized was as follows:
The intrinsic value of the options exercisable as of December 31, 2014 was $6.4 million, based on the Company's closing stock price of $5.98 per share and a weighted average exercise price of $2.26 per share.
The Company uses the Black-Scholes option-pricing model to estimate the fair value of stock options at the grant date. The Black-Scholes model requires the Company to make certain estimates and assumptions, including estimating the fair value of the Company's common stock, assumptions related to the expected price volatility of the Company's stock, the period during which the options will be outstanding, the rate of return on risk-free investments and the expected dividend yield for the Company's stock.
The per-share weighted-average grant date fair value of the options granted to employees and directors during the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 was estimated at $4.43 and $2.52 per share, respectively, on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted-average assumptions:
The weighted-average valuation assumptions were determined as follows:
The fair value of the Company's common stock, prior to the Company's initial public offering, was determined by its board of directors with assistance from its management. The board of directors and management considered numerous objective and subjective factors in the assessment of fair value, including the price for the Company's preferred stock that was sold to investors and the rights, preferences and privileges of the preferred stock and common stock, the Company's financial condition and results of operations during the relevant periods and the status of strategic initiatives. These estimates involved a significant level of judgment.
As of December 31, 2014, there was $6.1 million of total unrecognized compensation expense related to unvested options that will be recognized over the weighted average remaining period of 2.87 years.
Shares Reserved for Future Issuance
At December 31, 2014, the Company has reserved the following shares of common stock for issuance:
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