Stock Incentive Plans
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2020
|Stock Incentive Plans|
|Stock Incentive Plan||
At the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on August 14, 2019, the shareholders approved the Axogen 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “New Axogen Plan”), which allows for issuance of incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, performance stock units (“PSUs”) and restricted stock units (“RSUs”) to employees, directors and consultants at exercise prices not less than the fair market value at the date of grant. The number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the New Axogen Plan is (A) 3,385,482 shares, comprised of (i) 3,000,000 new authorized shares and (ii) 385,482 unallocated shares of common stock available for issuance as of August 14, 2019 pursuant to the Company’s 2010 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended and restated (the “Prior Axogen Plan”), that were not then subject to outstanding awards; plus (B) shares under the Prior Axogen Plan and the New Axogen Plan that are cancelled, forfeited, expired, unearned or settled in cash, in any such case that does not result in the issuance of common stock. Following shareholder approval of the New Axogen Plan, no future awards will be made under the Prior Axogen Plan. As of June 30, 2020, 1,974,649 shares of common stock were available for issuance under the New Axogen Plan.
The options granted to employees prior to July 1, 2017 typically vest 25% one year after the grant date and 12.5% every six months thereafter for the remaining three-year period until fully vested after four years. The options granted to employees after July 1, 2017 typically vest 50% two years after the grant date and 12.5% every six months thereafter for the remaining two-year period until fully vested after four years. The options granted to directors and certain options granted from time to time to certain executive officers have vested ratably over three years, 25% per quarter over one year or had no vesting period. Options typically have terms ranging fromto ten years.
Performance stock units generally have a requisite service period of three years and are subject to graded vesting conditions based on revenue goals of the Company. The Company expenses their fair value over the requisite service period. Restricted stock units have a requisite service period of four years. The Company expenses the fair value of restricted stock awards on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period.
In February 2020, the Company issued PSUs relating to a 2017 grant with performance metrics tied to 2019 revenue. The award was issued at 72.3% of achievement and therefore, 27.7% of the stock compensation, or $536 relating to this grant was forfeited or reversed in the first quarter 2020. In addition, as a result of COVID-19 and the expected decline in revenue for 2020, it was determined that the 2018 PSU grant with performance metrics tied to 2020 revenue would not be awarded and therefore stock compensation related to these grants of $1,161 was forfeited. In June 2020, the Company concluded that the performance metrics relating to the 2020 PSU grant with performance metrics tied to 2021 revenue were no longer probable and therefore stock compensation related to these grants of $340 was also forfeited.
The New Axogen plan allows an immediate share repurchase feature for tax withholding. The Company has a statutory obligation to withhold taxes on the employee’s behalf and the tax withholding is limited to the maximum statutory tax rates in the employees’ applicable jurisdictions. In the six months ended June 30, 2020, employees surrendered 38,736 shares of RSU and PSU to the Company. As a result, the Company paid $658 of tax withholdings for the employees.
The Company also maintains the Axogen 2017 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “2017 ESPP”), which allows eligible employees to acquire shares of the Company’s common stock through payroll deductions at a discount to market price. A total of 600,000 shares of the Company’s common stock are authorized for issuance under the 2017 ESPP, and, as of June 30, 2020, 373,066 shares remained available for issuance. In June 2020, the employees purchased 77,239 shares at $7.85 through the 2017 ESPP plan.
The Company recognized stock-based compensation expense, which consisted of compensation expense related to employee stock options, PSUs, RSUs and the 2017 ESPP based on the value of share-based payment awards that are ultimately expected to vest during the period, as well as the adjustment mention above, of approximately $2,222 and $2,674 for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively and approximately 2,778 and $4,989 for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
The Company estimates the fair value of each option award issued under such plans on the date of grant using a Multiple Point Black-Scholes option-pricing model which uses a weighted average of historical volatility and peer company volatility. The Company determines the expected life of each award giving consideration to the contractual terms, vesting schedules and post-vesting forfeitures. The Company uses the risk-free interest rate on the implied yield currently available on U.S. Treasury issues with an equivalent remaining term approximately equal to the expected life of the award.
A summary of the stock option activity is as follows:
The Company used the following weighted-average assumptions for options granted during the periods indicated:
A summary of the status of non-vested RSUs/PSUs as of June 30, 2020 and the changes during the six months then ended are presented below:
At June 30, 2020, the total future stock compensation expense related to non-vested awards is expected to be approximately $19,118.
The entire disclosure for share-based payment arrangement.
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