Employee Benefit Plans
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
|Employee Benefit Plans|
|Employee Benefit Plans||
Note 12 – Employee Benefit Plans
Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
The Company sponsors a qualified defined contribution retirement plan (the “401(k) Plan”) covering all eligible employees, as defined in the 401(k) Plan. The 401(k) Plan allows participating employees to defer the receipt of a portion of their compensation, on a pre-tax or post-tax basis, and contribute such amount to one or more investment options. Employer contributions to the plan are at the discretion of the Company. The Company did not accrue or make any employer contributions in 2021 and 2020.
Equity Incentive Plan
In October 2013, the Board approved the 2013 Employee, Director and Consultant Equity Incentive Plan (the “2013 Equity Plan”). The 2013 Equity Plan provides for the granting of stock options, warrants, restricted stock or other stock-based awards to directors, officers, key employees and other key individuals performing services for the Company. All awards are required to be approved by the Board or a designated committee of the Board. Options are generally granted with an exercise price equal to fair market value on the date of grant and expire after ten years. Vesting of options and restricted stock can either be based on the passage of time or on the achievement of performance goals.
The 2013 Equity Plan will terminate automatically in October 2023, unless terminated by the Board at an earlier date. The Board has the authority to amend, modify or terminate the 2013 Equity Plan, subject to any required approval by the Company’s stockholders under applicable law or upon advice of counsel. No such action would affect any options previously granted under the 2013 Equity Plan without the consent of the holders.
Effective June 4, 2019, the Company’s stockholders approved amendments to the 2013 Equity Plan (the “2019 Equity Plan”). Among other things, the amendments increased the number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the 2019 Equity Plan by 2,300,000 shares to a new maximum aggregate limit of 7,073,922 shares. As of December 31, 2021, the Company had 160,624 shares available for issuance under the 2019 Equity Plan.
Stock-based compensation cost for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 was $3.6 million and $1.8 million, respectively, and is included in general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income. Included in stock-based compensation cost was $0.5 million and $0.3 million of unrestricted stock granted to directors for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Such grants were awarded consistent with the Board’s compensation practices and included grants to two new board members appointed in September 2021. In addition, stock-based compensation expense for the year ended December 31, 2021 included $0.4 million of employer payroll taxes associated with stock option and restricted stock units (“RSU“) activity and $0.3 million of compensation costs for the vesting of market condition-based stock options and RSUs.
Stock Option Activity
Changes in outstanding stock options during the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:
There were no stock options granted in the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020
A summary of the status of the Company’s non-vested stock options as of December 31, 2021 and 2020 and changes during the years then ended, is presented below:
The fair value of options that vested in the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 were $0.1 million and $0.2 million, respectively. As of December 31, 2021, there is less than $0.1 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested awards, which will be recognized over a weighted-average period of less than 1 year.
Restricted Stock Unit Activity
The Company issues restricted stock units under the 2019 Equity Plan. The fair value of these RSUs is determined based upon the closing fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the grant date.
A summary of the status of RSUs and changes during the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 is presented below:
As of December 31, 2021, the Company had approximately $7.0 million of total unrecognized compensation costs related to restricted stock awards, which will be recognized over a weighted average period of 3.0 years.
The entire disclosure for retirement benefits.
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