Stock Compensation Plan
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2015
|Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]|
|Stock Compensation Plan||
9. Stock Compensation Plan
The Company originally adopted the Oragenics, Inc. 2002 Stock Option and Incentive Plan (the “Stock Incentive Plan”) on September 17, 2002. The Stock Incentive Plan was amended to increase the available shares in May 2004, May 2006, April 2008, October 2009, and on August 29, 2011. On October 23, 2012, the Stock Incentive plan was amended and restated as our 2012 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2012 Incentive Plan”). The 2012 Incentive Plan, as amended and restated has authorized 4,000,000 shares for issuance. To date, 1,877,462 shares have been issued under the 2012 Incentive Plan. As a result of such issuances as of December 31, 2015 there is currently an aggregate of 2,122,538 shares available for issuance under the 2012 Incentive Plan, of which 1,471,031 shares are covered by outstanding option awards and 651,507 shares are available for future awards under the 2012 Incentive Plan.
The purpose of the 2012 Incentive Plan is to advance the interests of the Company by affording certain employees and directors of the Company and key consultants and advisors an opportunity to acquire or increase their proprietary interests in the Company. The 2012 Incentive Plan authorizes the grant of stock options (incentive and non-statutory), stock appreciation rights and restricted stock. Options are granted at the fair market value of the Company’s stock on the date of grant. Options generally vest over a period of two to three years from their respective grant dates and expire 10 years from the date of grant. As of December 31, 2015 and 2014, the Company had not awarded any stock appreciation rights under the 2012 Incentive Plan.
Recipients of stock awards under our 2012 Incentive Plan become the owner of record of the stock immediately upon grant, which may be subject to certain restrictions. The balance of unvested restricted stock will be forfeited and automatically transferred back to us at no cost upon the termination of the recipient’s employment. Upon vesting of restricted stock or in connection with our LTIP awards which vest immediately that are made to recipients who are employees, the recipient has the option to settle minimum withholding taxes by electing to have us withhold otherwise deliverable shares having a fair market value equal to the required tax obligations (“net-settlement”). The net-settlement shares are then immediately cancelled and retired and reduce the shares available for issuance under the Company’s 2012 Incentive Plan. There were no stock awards to employees in 2015 and 2014 and as such, no shares were withheld.
The Company uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model to estimate the fair value of stock-based awards on the date of grant. The assumptions employed in the calculation of the fair value of share-based compensation expense were calculated as follows for all years presented:
The following table summarizes the assumptions used to estimate the fair value of stock options granted during the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014:
Total compensation cost related to stock options was $770,704 and $184,532 for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. As of December 31, 2015, there was $563,222 of unrecognized compensation costs related to stock options, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.3 years.
The following table represents stock option activity as of and for the two years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively:
The total grant date fair value of options vested during the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 was $325,361 and $257,007, respectively.
Long-Term Performance-Based Incentive Programs
During 2011 the Compensation Committee and Board of Directors established long-term performance-based incentive programs for certain executive participants as well as non-employee directors as part of director compensation, each as part of, and under the Company’s 2012 Incentive Plan. These programs resulted in no shares of common stock being issued in aggregate to our executive officers and our non-employee directors during the year ended December 31, 2014. During 2013 the original program award performance goals were amended and the original termination date of the program extended for a year. These programs expired on December 31, 2014. The Board and Compensation Committee may determine to reinstate such performance–based incentives programs or establish new programs in the future.
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