Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

COMMON AND PREFERRED STOCK

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COMMON AND PREFERRED STOCK
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Equity [Abstract]  
COMMON AND PREFERRED STOCK COMMON AND PREFERRED STOCK
Common Stock

The Company is authorized to issue up to 675,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had 436,439,915 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

Preferred Stock

The Company is authorized to issue up to 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had 2,294,702 shares of preferred stock issued and outstanding, respectively, all of which were shares of 6.500% Series A Perpetual Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series A Preferred Stock”).

The terms of the Series A Preferred Stock are set forth in the Certificate of Designations for the Series A Preferred Stock (the “Certificate of Designations”), as originally filed with the Delaware Secretary of State on November 22, 2019, and as amended thereafter. The Series A Preferred Stock ranks senior to the Company’s common stock with respect to the payment of dividends and distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding-up. Holders of the Series A Preferred Stock are entitled to receive, when, as and if declared by the board of directors of the Company, cumulative dividends in cash, at a rate of 6.500% per annum on the sum of (i) the $100 liquidation preference per share of Series A Preferred Stock (the “Liquidation Preference”) and (ii) all accumulated and unpaid dividends (if any), payable semi-annually in arrears on May 15 and November 15 of each year, commencing on May 15, 2020. As of June 30, 2020, no dividends had been declared or paid, and there were $9.1 million of accumulated dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock.

The Series A Preferred Stock is convertible at the holders’ option (an “Optional Conversion”) into common stock at a conversion rate set forth in the Certificate of Designations, subject to customary adjustments as provided for therein. As of June 30, 2020, the conversion rate was 43.63 shares of common stock for each share of Series A Preferred Stock (which is equivalent to a conversion price of approximately $2.292 per share of Common Stock). Holders may be entitled to additional shares of common stock or cash in connection with a conversion that occurs in connection with a Fundamental Change (as defined in the Certificate of Designations). The Series A Preferred Stock is convertible at the Company’s option (a “Mandatory Conversion”) if the closing sale price of the Company’s common stock equals or exceeds 145% of the conversion price for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) in a period of 30 consecutive trading days. A Mandatory Conversion would also entitle the holder to a cash payment equal to eight semi-annual dividend payments, less an amount equal to all cash dividend payments made in respect of such holder’s shares of Series A Preferred Stock prior to such Mandatory Conversion. The occurrence of any Optional Conversion or Mandatory Conversion is subject to various terms and limitations set forth in the Certificate of Designations.
The Certificate of Designations also sets forth additional information relating to the payment of dividends, voting, conversion rights, consent rights, liquidation rights, the ranking of the Series A Preferred Stock in comparison with the Company’s other securities, and other matters.

2020 Activity

Common Stock

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, 0.3 million shares of common stock were surrendered by certain employees of the Company to cover tax obligations in connection with their restricted stock awards.  The total value of these shares was approximately $0.4 million, which is based on the market prices on the dates the shares were surrendered.

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company issued 28.5 million shares of common stock as part of separate exchange transactions pursuant to which the Company retired $30.2 million in aggregate principal amount of Second Lien Notes (see Note 4).

Preferred Stock

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company issued 794,702 shares of Series A Preferred Stock as part of separate transactions pursuant to which the Company retired $76.7 million in aggregate principal amount of Second Lien Notes (see Note 4).

Stock Repurchase Program

In May 2011, the Company’s board of directors approved a stock repurchase program to acquire up to $150.0 million of the Company’s outstanding common stock.  The stock repurchase program allows the Company to repurchase its shares from time to time in the open market, block transactions and in negotiated transactions.

During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company did not repurchase shares of its common stock under the stock repurchase program. During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company repurchased 5.6 million shares of its common stock under the stock repurchase program at a total cost of $16.3 million, of which $1.2 million was recorded as a settlement of contingent consideration liabilities. The Company’s accounting policy upon the repurchase of shares is to deduct its par value from common stock and to reflect any excess of cost over par value as a deduction from Additional Paid-in Capital. All repurchased shares are now included in the Company’s pool of authorized but unissued shares.