NOTE 8 - ACCOUNTING FOR STOCK BASED COMPENSATION
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2012
|Disclosure of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table Text Block]||
NOTE 8 - STOCK BASED COMPENSATION.
The Company applies FASB ASC 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation (FASB ASC 718) and FASB ASC 505, Equity (FASB ASC 505), using the modified prospective method of implementation, whereby the prospective method records the compensation expense from the implementation date forward, however, it leaves prior periods unchanged in accounting for its stock options. At December 31, 2011, the Company has implemented five shareholder approved stock option plans. These plans are intended to comply with Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The plans collectively provide for the total issuance of 3,600,000 common shares over ten years from the date of each plan’s approval. In addition, the plans allow for additional increases of 15% of the then outstanding shares. Effective January 1, 2012, the plans were increased by an additional 3,600,000 common shares over ten years allowing for additional increases of 15% of the then outstanding shares by unanimous approval of the Board of Directors.
Transactions under the stock option plans are summarized below. At March 31, 2012, a total of 3,534,910 options were outstanding under these plans.
The fair value of options granted during the three month period ended March 31, 2012, was approximately $488,588; with 12,500 options vested upon grant and 1,500,000 vesting over a five year period.
The aggregate intrinsic value represents the value of the Company’s closing stock price of $0.31 on the last trading day of the period in excess of the exercise price multiplied by the number of options outstanding or exercisable. The total intrinsic value of options exercised during 2012 was $0, as no options were exercised. Total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to non-vested stock options was approximately $650,000 as of March 31, 2012, related to approximately 1,844,000 shares with a per share weighted average fair value of $0.35. We anticipate this expense to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 4.4 years.
The following table summarizes information about options outstanding at March 31, 2012, under the Employee Stock Plans:
The weighted average remaining contractual life of options exercisable as of March 31, 2012, was 2.4 years.
Tabular disclosure of components of a stock option or other award plan under which equity-based compensation is awarded to employees, typically comprised of the amount of unearned compensation (deferred compensation cost), compensation expense, and changes in the quantity and fair value of the shares (or other type of equity) granted, exercised, forfeited, and issued and outstanding pertaining to that plan. Disclosure may also include nature and general terms of such arrangements that existed during the period and potential effects of those arrangements on shareholders, effect of compensation cost arising from equity-based payment arrangements on the income statement, method of estimating the fair value of the goods or services received, or the fair value of the equity instruments granted, during the period, cash flow effects resulting from equity-based payment arrangements and, for registrants that accelerate vesting of out of the money share options, reasons for the decision to accelerate.
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