Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

STOCK OPTIONS/STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION AND WARRANTS

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STOCK OPTIONS/STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION AND WARRANTS
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]  
STOCK OPTIONS/STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION AND WARRANTS
STOCK OPTIONS/STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION AND WARRANTS

The Company maintains its 2013 Incentive Plan (the “2013 Plan”) to provide a means whereby the Company may be able, by granting equity and other types of awards, to attract, retain and motivate capable and loyal employees, non-employee directors, consultants and advisors of the Company, for the benefit of the Company and its shareholders.  As of March 31, 2016, there were 1,006,011 shares available for future awards under the 2013 Plan.

Restricted Stock Awards

During the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company issued 913,736 restricted shares of common stock under the 2013 Plan as compensation to officers, employees and directors of the Company.  Unvested restricted shares vest over various terms with all restricted shares vesting no later than March 2019.  As of March 31, 2016, there was approximately $11.2 million of total unrecognized compensation expense related to unvested restricted stock that will be recognized over a weighted-average period of approximately 2.4 years.  The Company has assumed a zero percent forfeiture rate for restricted stock due to the small number of officers, employees and directors that have received restricted stock awards.

The following table reflects the outstanding restricted stock awards and activity related thereto for the three months ended March 31, 2016:

 
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016
 
Number of
Shares
 
Weighted-Average
Price
Restricted Stock Awards:
 
 
 
Restricted Shares Outstanding at Beginning of Period
2,365,396

 
$
7.15

Shares Granted
913,736

 
4.02

Lapse of Restrictions
(659,112
)
 
10.66

Restricted Shares Outstanding at End of Period
2,620,020

 
$
6.08



Stock Option Awards

On February 12, 2016, the board of directors granted options to purchase 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock under the Company’s 2013 Plan.  The Company granted options to purchase 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to one of its board members in connection with his appointment as chairman of the board of directors in January 2016.  These options were granted with an exercise price of $2.79 per share and were fully vested on the grant date.  As a result of the options being fully vested on the grant date, the Company recorded share-based compensation expense of $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

 
Stock Option Awards
 
Weighted-Average Exercise Price
 
Weighted Average Contractual Term
Outstanding as of December 31, 2015
141,872

 
$
5.18

 
1.6
  Granted
250,000

 
2.79

 
 
  Exercised

 

 
 
  Expired or canceled

 

 
 
  Forfeited

 

 
 
Outstanding as of March 31, 2016(1)
391,872

 
$
3.66

 
3.7
____________
(1) All of the stock options outstanding were vested and exercisable at the end of the period.

The Company used the Black-Scholes option valuation model to calculate stock-based compensation at the date of grant.  Option pricing models require the input of highly subjective assumptions, including the expected price volatility.  The Company used the simplified method to determine the expected term of the options due to the lack of sufficient historical data.  Changes in these assumptions can materially affect the fair value estimate.  The total fair value of the options is recognized as compensation over the vesting period. The assumptions used to estimate the fair value of stock option awards granted are as follows:

 
February 12, 2016
Risk-free interest rate
1.15
%
Expected term
5.0

Expected volatility
61.89
%
Fair value per option
$
1.47