Common Stock, Share-based Awards and Warrants
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2017
|Common Stock, Share-based Awards and Warrants||
Common Stock, Share-Based Awards and Warrants
Issuance of Common Stock
The Company issued approximately 5.5 million shares of its common stock to the EMC seller on July 27, 2016 in connection with the EMC Acquisition. On the first anniversary of the EMC Acquisition (which was July 27, 2017), the Company issued to the EMC seller an additional approximately 5.0 million shares of its common stock. Pursuant to the EMC purchase agreement, 50% of the newly issued shares was valued at$8.40 per share, and 50% was valued at the volume-weighted average price of a share of the Company’s common stock measured two days prior the first anniversary date.
Furthermore, in August 2016, the Company issued approximately 1.8 million shares of its common stock as partial consideration for the Sound-Recording Settlements. The Company is obligated to issue an additional 500,000 shares of its common stock to UMG in connection with the litigation when and if the share price of the Company’s common stock exceeds $10.00 per share and an additional 400,000 shares of its common stock when and if the closing price exceeds $12.00 per share (together, the “Supplemental Shares”) at any time in the future if the share price reaches these price thresholds. In lieu of issuing the Supplemental Shares of the Company’s common stock upon exceeding the respective share price thresholds, the Company may pay the equivalent in cash at its sole discretion. If the Company were to experience a liquidation event, as defined in the settlement documentation, and if the equivalent liquidation price per share at that time exceeds one or both of the share price thresholds, the Company is obligated to pay the equivalent liquidation price per share in cash in lieu of issuing the Supplemental Shares. See Note 9. Commitments and Contingencies for a further description of the Sound-Recording Settlements.
2013 Equity Plan
Under our 2013 Amended and Restated Equity Incentive Plan (as amended, the “2013 Equity Plan”), the Administrator of the Plan, which is the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors, was able to grant up to 11,000,000 shares (through stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units (“RSUs”)) (including both time-vesting and performance-based RSUs) and other incentive awards) to employees, officers, non-employee directors, and consultants. We ceased using the 2013 Equity Plan for new equity issuances in December 2017 upon receiving stockholder approval of our new 2017 Omnibus Long-Term Incentive Plan, although we continue to have outstanding previously granted equity awards issued under the 2013 Equity Plan. These previously granted awards represent the right to receive 7,070,298 shares of our common stock (as of January 18, 2018) if and when they later vest and/or are exercised. See “2017 Equity Plan” immediately below.
2017 Equity Plan
On December 21, 2017, our stockholders approved a new 2017 Omnibus Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “2017 Omnibus Plan”). We had 2,097,846 shares remaining shares available for issuance under the 2013 Equity Plan (as of that date) and those shares rolled into the 2017 Omnibus Plan and are now available for grant thereunder. The 2017 Omnibus Plan separately made available 6,500,000 shares of our common stock for new issuance thereunder, in addition to those rolled over from the 2013 Equity Plan. The Administrator of the 2017 Omnibus Plan, which is the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors, may grant share awards (through stock options, restricted stock, RSUs (including both time-vesting and performance-based RSUs) and other incentive awards) to employees, officers, non-employee directors, and consultants.
Stock Repurchase Program
In March 2016, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase up to $50.0 million of its common stock. Under the stock repurchase program, the Company may repurchase shares from time to time using a variety of methods, which may include open-market purchases and privately negotiated transactions. The extent to which the Company repurchases its shares, and the timing and manner of such repurchases, will depend upon a variety of factors, including market conditions, regulatory requirements and other corporate considerations, as determined by management. The Company measures all potential buybacks against other potential uses of capital that may arise from time to time. The repurchase program does not obligate the Company to repurchase any specific number of shares, and may be suspended or discontinued at any time. The Company expects to finance any purchases with existing cash on hand, cash from operations and potential additional borrowings. The Company did not repurchase any shares of its common stock during the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016. As of June 30, 2017 the remaining authorization under the stock repurchase plan was $44.8 million.
Stock-Based Compensation Expense
Stock-based compensation expense related to all employee and, where applicable, non-employee stock-based awards for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 was as follows (in thousands):
Legacy Row 44 Warrants
In conjunction with the business combination with Row 44 and Advanced Inflight Alliance AG in January 31, 2013, the Company converted 21,062,500 Row 44 warrants into warrants to purchase up to 721,897 shares of the Company’s common stock. We refer to these warrants (which became warrants to purchase our common stock) as “Legacy Row 44 Warrants”.
During the six months ended June 30, 2017 all remaining Legacy Row 44 Warrants expired.
Public SPAC Warrants
The following is a summary of Public SPAC Warrants outstanding and exercisable at June 30, 2017:
The Company accounted for its 6,173,228 Public SPAC Warrants as derivative liabilities as of June 30, 2017. During the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company recorded income of approximately $0.2 million and $10.9 million, respectively. During the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company recorded an expense of approximately $0.2 million and income of approximately $16.8 million, respectively. This is recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations as a result of the remeasurement of these warrants at the respective balance sheet dates. As of June 30, 2017, the fair value of Public SPAC Warrants issued by the Company was estimated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The Public SPAC Warrants have a five-year term that will expire on January 31, 2018. In the event the Company’s closing stock price is at or above $17.50 for twenty of thirty consecutive trading days, the Company can redeem the 6,173,228 Public SPAC Warrants for $0.01 per warrant following a 30-day notice period, during which period holders may exercise their warrants at $11.50 per share, with estimated proceeds of approximately $71.0 million, unless management decides, at its option, to make them exercisable on a cashless basis.
Warrant Repurchase Program
During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to repurchase Public SPAC Warrants for an aggregate purchase price, payable in cash and/or shares of common stock, of up to $25.0 million (inclusive of prior warrant purchases). In August 2015, the Board of Directors increased this amount by an additional $20.0 million. As of June 30, 2017, $16.7 million remained available for warrant repurchases under this Warrant Repurchase Program. The amount the Company spends (and the number of Public SPAC Warrants repurchased) varies based on a variety of factors, including the warrant price. The Company did not repurchase any warrants during the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
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