Note 11: Stock-based Compensation
|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2013
|Share-based Compensation [Abstract]|
|Note 11: Stock-based Compensation||
Restricted Stock Awards
The Company previously maintained the 2003 Amended and Restated 2003 Stock Plan (2003 Plan), which was approved by the Companys stockholders, for the issuance of stock-based compensation awards. As amended, the Company was permitted to issue an aggregate of 340,000 shares of common stock under the 2003 Plan. All Company personnel and contractors are eligible to participate in the 2003 Plan. By its terms, the 2003 Plan expired on July 21, 2013 (which was the tenth anniversary of the effective date of the 2003 Plan), and no new awards were made thereafter. The Company anticipates implementing a new equity incentive plan to replace the 2003 Plan.
In September 2011, in an effort to preserve cash, the Board, after consultation with the Compensation Committee, entered into an agreement to compensate the members of the Board for their monthly retainer and other services as directors and/or members of the Boards various standing committees through the award of shares of the Companys common stock under the 2003 Plan. Since inception an aggregate of 83,495 shares were issued to members of the Board of Directors. During the year ended September 30, 2013, 26,484 shares were issued to the Board of Directors.
As of September 30, 2013, there were 134,816 shares authorized under the 2003 Plan that were granted and remain outstanding and fully vested.
The following table sets forth the activity with respect to unvested restricted stock grants (results reported in post-split amounts):
Stock Option Awards
From time to time, the Company grants stock option awards to officers and employees. Such awards are valued based on the grant date fair value of the instruments, net of estimated forfeitures, using a Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:
The volatility used was based on historical volatility of the Companys common stock, which management considers to be the best indicator of expected future volatility. The risk free interest rate was determined based on treasury securities with maturities equal to the expected term of the underlying award. The expected term was determined based on the simplified method outlined in Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 110.
Stock option awards are expensed on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period. During the years ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, the Company recognized expense of $173,073 and $16,942, respectively, associated with stock option awards. At September 30, 2013, all stock compensation expense associated with issued awards has been recognized.
The following summarizes stock option activity for the year ended September 30, 2013:
The following table summarizes information about the Companys non-vested shares as of September 30, 2013:
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