|6 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2013
|Stockholders' Equity [Abstract]|
Note 7. Stockholders' Equity
Effective November 1, 2008, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 350,000 shares of the Company's common stock through November 1, 2013 for the purpose of funding restricted stock grants under its 2008 Equity Incentive Plan (the "2008 Plan"). The 2008 Plan was approved by shareholders on February 20, 2009. The stock repurchases began in November 2008 and were made on a quarterly basis through open market transactions at times and in such amounts as the Company's broker determines subject to the provisions of SEC Rule 10b-18. Effective April 1, 2013, the Board of Directors adopted the 2013 Incentive Plan (the "2013 Plan") which supersedes the 2008 Plan. The 2013 Plan was approved by shareholders at the February 22, 2013 shareholders meeting. Under the terms of the 2013 Plan, 350,000 shares of the Company's common stock may be purchased and reserved for awards.
The following table provides information relating to purchases of the Company's common shares on the open market pursuant to the 2008 Plan for the six months ended March 31, 2013:
Through March 31, 2013, the Company had purchased 163,376 shares and had available to purchase an additional 186,654 shares in accordance with the 2008 Plan which was superseded by the 2013 Plan on April 1, 2013.
Stock-based compensation expense recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations in general and administrative expenses was $174,000 and $315,000 for the three and six months ended March 31, 2013, respectively, and $125,000 and $246,000 for the three and six months ended March 31, 2012, respectively. Stock-based compensation is recorded for the Board of Directors fees paid in treasury stock and the Long Term Incentive Compensation Plan restricted common stock awards.
Long Term Incentive Plan
On May 26, 2011, the Company's Board of Directors approved the adoption of the Long-Term Incentive Program (the "Program"), as part of the 2008 Plan. The Compensation Committee and the Board of Directors of the Company approved the contingent award of 152,403 shares of common stock to the Named Executive Officers (the "NEOs") of the Company. On May 26, 2011, 58,610 shares were granted to the NEOs other than the Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and on April 19, 2012, 93,793 shares were awarded to the CEO under restricted stock award agreements. The total value of the awards at the grant date were $321,000. The value was determined by application of a valuation model. In addition to the various criteria outlined herein, the model assumed annual volatility of 53.3% and a risk free interest rate of 2.80%.
Either the "Performance Criteria" or "Partial Performance" must be achieved during the five year period following the award date (the "Performance Period") as well as certain service conditions for the CEO and/or the NEOs to receive the awards. The performance criteria will have been achieved if, at any time during the Performance Period, the average of the closing prices of the common stock over the most recent 20 consecutive trading day period exceeds (i) $46.00 for the CEO and $50.40 for the NEOs (representing 200% of the 20 Day Average Closing Price determined as of the Award Date at any time during the three year period commencing on the award date, or the "base stock price"), or (ii) $49.22 for the CEO and $53.93 for the NEOs (representing 214% of the base stock price) at any time during the one year period commencing on the third anniversary of the award date and ending on the fourth anniversary of the award date, or (iii) $52.44 for CEO and $57.46 for other NEOs (representing 228% of the base stock price) at any time during the one year period commencing on the fourth anniversary of the award date and ending on the fifth anniversary of the award date. If the 20 Day Average Closing Price equals or exceeds 100% of the applicable target average stock price on any day during the Performance Period, the recipients will be awarded, subject to vesting, 100% of the shares. Participants must be must be employed in an executive position through the following dates to receive their stock awards: (i) Fifty Percent (50%) of the Award Level shall immediately vest upon achievement of the Target Average Stock Price (the "Achievement Date"), (ii) Twenty-Five Percent (25%) of the Award Level shall vest on the first anniversary of the Achievement Date, and (iii) Twenty-Five Percent (25%) of the Award Level shall vest on the second anniversary of the Achievement Date.
If the Performance Criteria is not achieved during the Performance Period, but at any time during the Performance Period the 20 Day Average Closing Price exceeds 90% of the applicable target average stock price, then fifty percent (50%) of the common shares will be awarded, subject to vesting, at the end of the Performance Period ("Partial Performance"). Participants must be employed in an executive position through the following dates to receive their stock awards: (i) Twenty-Five Percent (25%) of the Award Level shall vest on the last day of the Performance Period ("Partial Performance Achievement Date" in the case of Partial Performance), (ii) Twelve and One-Half Percent (12.5%) of the Award Level shall vest on the first anniversary of the Partial Performance Achievement Date and (iii) Twelve and One-Half Percent (12.5%) of the Award Level shall vest on the second anniversary of the Partial Performance Achievement Date.
No restricted common stock will be awarded under the Program unless the Performance Criteria or Partial Performance Criteria are achieved during the five year period following the Award Date as specified. Each participant signed an award agreement with the Company setting forth the terms of the award.
On February 8, 2013, the CEO's restricted common stock award under the Program exceeded 90% of the applicable Target Average Stock Price in accordance with the Partial Performance Criteria. Additionally, on April 3, 2013, the NEO's stock awards under the Program exceeded 90% of the applicable Target Average Stock Price.
The portion of stock-based compensation expense recorded in general and administrative expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the six months ended March 31, 2013 for these market-based awards was $27,000. The Company used a binomial model to calculate the fair value at the grant date.
In the event of a change in control, reorganization, liquidation or sale of the Company, all shares awarded but unvested will become fully vested provided the recipient remains employed by the Company through such event.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity, comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, if any, including other comprehensive income (as applicable). Including, but not limited to: (1) balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings; (2) accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and total amount of comprehensive income; (3) amount and nature of changes in separate accounts, including the number of shares authorized and outstanding, number of shares issued upon exercise and conversion, and for other comprehensive income, the adjustments for reclassifications to net income; (4) rights and privileges of each class of stock authorized; (5) basis of treasury stock, if other than cost, and amounts paid and accounting treatment for treasury stock purchased significantly in excess of market; (6) dividends paid or payable per share and in the aggregate for each class of stock for each period presented; (7) dividend restrictions and accumulated preferred dividends in arrears (in aggregate and per share amount); (8) retained earnings appropriations or restrictions, such as dividend restrictions; (9) impact of change in accounting principle, initial adoption of new accounting principle and correction of an error in previously issued financial statements; (10) shares held in trust for Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); (11) deferred compensation related to issuance of capital stock; (12) note received for issuance of stock; (13) unamortized discount on shares; (14) description, terms, and number of warrants or rights outstanding; (15) shares under subscription and subscription receivables, effective date of new retained earnings after quasi-reorganization and deficit eliminated by quasi-reorganization and, for a period of at least ten years after the effective date, the point in time from which the new retained dates; and (16) retroactive effective of subsequent change in capital structure.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef