|12 Months Ended|
Apr. 01, 2012
|Share-Based Compensation [Abstract]|
Note 7 — Share-Based Compensation
Stock Option Awards. Our Board of Directors has approved a long-term incentive equity compensation arrangement for our executive officers. This long-term incentive arrangement provides for the grant of nonqualified stock options that vest at the end of a three-year period and expire no later than 10 years after the grant date. We used the Black-Scholes valuation model to estimate the fair value of the options at grant date based on the following assumptions:
Volatility was calculated using the past four years of historical stock prices of our common stock. The expected life is estimated based on expected future trends and the terms and vesting periods of the options granted. The risk-free interest rate is an interpolation of the relevant U.S. Treasury Bond Rate as of the grant date.
The following table represents the stock option activity for fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011:
The weighted average grant date fair value of options was estimated to be $4.33 and $2.95 for options granted in fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2009, respectively. The weighted average remaining life of all outstanding and exercisable options is 6.1 years.
Annual expense related to the value of stock options was $0.1 million for fiscal 2012, $0.2 million for fiscal 2011 and $0.1 million for fiscal 2010, substantially all of which was recorded in SG&A expense in the Consolidated Statements of Income. Options awarded to John Hawkins, former Chief Executive Officer, became fully vested and exercisable upon his death in March 2011, resulting in the acceleration of expense of $0.1 million. The total fair value of options vested during fiscal 2012 was $0.1 million compared to $0.2 million during fiscal 2011. Unrecognized compensation expense related to outstanding stock options as of April 1, 2012 was not material and is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 0.2 years.
Performance-Based Restricted Stock Units. Our Board of Directors has approved a performance-based equity compensation arrangement for our executive officers. This performance-based arrangement provides for the grant of performance-based restricted stock units that represent a possible future issuance of restricted shares of our common stock based on our pre-tax income target for the applicable fiscal year. The actual number of restricted shares to be issued to each executive officer will be determined when our final financial information becomes available after the applicable fiscal year and will be between zero shares and 43,022 shares in the aggregate for fiscal 2012. The restricted shares issued will fully vest two years after the last day of the fiscal year on which the performance is based. We are recording the compensation expense for the outstanding performance share units and then-converted restricted stock over the life of the awards.
Performance-based restricted stock units were awarded to our executive officers on June 8, 2011, June 2, 2010 and June 10, 2009 under this arrangement. The following table represents the restricted stock activity for fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011:
We recorded compensation expense related to the shares issued for fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2011 and the potential issuance of shares for fiscal 2012 of approximately $0.8 million for fiscal 2012, $1.6 million for fiscal 2011 and $0.4 million for fiscal 2010, substantially all of which was recorded in SG&A expense in the Consolidated Statements of Income. The performance-based restricted stock units previously awarded to John Hawkins, totaling 39,820 shares, became fully vested and payable upon his death in March 2011, resulting in the acceleration of compensation expense of $0.4 million. The total fair value of performance-based restricted stock units vested in fiscal 2012 was $0.3 million compared to $1.4 million in fiscal 2011.
Until the performance-based restricted stock units result in the issuance of restricted stock, the amount of expense recorded each period is dependent upon our estimate of the number of shares that will ultimately be issued and our then current common stock price. Upon issuance of restricted stock, we record compensation expense over the remaining vesting period using the award date closing price, which was $25.81 per share on June 2, 2010 and $35.39 per share on June 8, 2011. Unrecognized compensation expense related to non-vested restricted share units as of April 1, 2012 was $1.1 million and is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.4 years.
In conjunction with the vesting of restricted stock held by certain of our executive officers, 3,980 shares were forfeited during fiscal 2012 to cover the executive officers statutory minimum income tax withholding.
The benefits of tax deductions in excess of recognized compensation costs (excess tax benefits) are recorded as a change in additional paid in capital rather than a deduction of taxes paid. The amount of excess tax benefit recognized and recorded in additional paid in capital resulting from share-based compensation cost was $0.7 million in fiscal 2012 and $0.3 million during fiscal 2011.
Restricted Stock Awards. As part of their retainer, the Board of Directors receives restricted stock for their Board services. The restricted stock awards are expensed over the requisite vesting period, which begins on the date of issuance and ends on the date of the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders, based on the market value on the date of grant. The following table represents the Board’s restricted stock activity for fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011:
Annual expense related to the value of restricted stock was $0.2 million for fiscal 2012 and $0.2 million for fiscal 2011 and $0.1 million for fiscal 2010, all of which was recorded in SG&A expense in the Consolidated Statements of Income. Unrecognized compensation expense related to non-vested restricted stock awards as of April 1, 2012 was $0.1 million and is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 0.3 years.
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