|12 Months Ended|
Nov. 30, 2013
NOTE 7 - STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY.
Common Stock Issuances
During the year ended November 30, 2013, the Company issued 10,000 common shares to option holders who exercised options for $14,950. During the year ended November 30, 2012, there were 33,562 options exercised using the net exercise method included as part of the original terms of each award. Under the net exercise method, the option holders surrendered 26,749 options to cover the total cost of exercising the stock options resulting in 6,813 net common shares being issued. The result of a smaller number of shares being issued to the option holder caused less dilution and fewer shares used from the option plan.
Employee Stock Incentive Plan
The Company maintains the 2000 Stock Incentive Plan as amended (“the 2000 Plan”) that has reserved 2,250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock for issuance pursuant to stock options or restricted stock. Options issued under the Plan have a term ranging from five to seven years from the date of grant and have a vesting period ranging from immediately upon issuance to three years from the date of grant. The options are exercisable for a period of 90 days after termination. As of November 30, 2013 and November 30, 2012, there were 12,500 and 60,589 options outstanding under the 2000 Plan, respectively. No further options will be issued under the 2000 Plan.
The Company also maintains the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2006 Plan”) under which it has reserved 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock for issuance pursuant to stock options, restricted stock, stock-appreciation rights (commonly referred to as “SARs”) and stock awards (i.e. performance options to purchase shares and performance units). As of November 30, 2013 and November 30, 2012, there were 739,760 and 762,509 options issued, but not yet exercised, under the 2006 Plan, respectively. As of November 30, 2013, there were 157,427 shares available for future issuance under the 2006 Plan.
The Company also maintains the 2012 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2012 Plan”) which became effective December 1, 2011 as approved by the Board of Directors and approved by the stockholders at the 2012 Annual Meeting on July 10, 2012. The 2012 Plan originally reserved 1,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock for issuance pursuant to stock options, restricted stock, SARs, and other stock awards (i.e. performance shares and performance units). In May 2012, the Board of Directors approved an amendment to the 2012 Plan to increase the number of shares of the Company’s common stock reserved for issuance to 2,500,000 shares. As of November 30, 2013, there were 400,000 options issued, 400,000 performance-based and 200,000 market-based options to purchase shares granted under the 2012 plan and 1,500,000 shares available for future issuance.
Service-based vesting condition options
The fair value of each option award is estimated on the date of the grant using the Black-Scholes valuation model that uses the assumptions noted in the following table. Expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company’s stock over the most recent period commensurate with the expected life of the Company’s stock options. The Company uses historical data to estimate option exercise and employee termination within the valuation model. The risk-free rate for periods within the contractual life of the option is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant. The expected term of options granted to employees is calculated, in accordance with the “simplified method” for “plain vanilla” stock options allowed under GAAP. Expected dividends are based on the historical trend of the Company not issuing dividends.
Variables used to determine the fair value of the options granted for the years ended November 30, 2013 and November 30, 2012 are as follows:
Stock option activity for options with only service-based vesting conditions for the year ended November 30, 2013, was as follows:
The weighted average grant date fair value of options granted during the years ended November 30, 2013 and November 30, 2012 was $1.58 and $1.57, respectively.
The aggregate intrinsic value represents the total value of the difference between the Company’s closing stock price on the last trading day of the period and the exercise price of the options, multiplied by the number of in-the-money stock options that would have been received by the option holders had all option holders exercised their options on either November 30, 2013 or November 30, 2012, as applicable. The intrinsic value of the Company’s stock options changes based on the closing price of the Company’s stock.
Significant option groups outstanding and exercisable at November 30, 2013 and related price and contractual life information are as follows:
A summary of the status of the Company’s non-vested shares as of November 30, 2013, and changes during the fiscal year then ended, is presented below:
As of November 30, 2013, there was approximately $92,000 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested share-based compensation arrangements granted under the 2000 Plan, the 2006 Plan and the 2012 Plan. The cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of .88 years as of November 30, 2013. The total fair value of options vested during the fiscal year ended November 30, 2013 was approximately $245,000. In October 2012, the Company elected to accelerate certain advisory board options which resulted in the Company recording stock option compensation of approximately $171,000 for the fiscal year 2012.
Performance and market-based vesting condition options
There were no performance-based or market-based vesting condition options granted during the fiscal year ended November 30, 2013.
Variables used to determine the fair value of options with performance-based and market-based vesting conditions granted during the fiscal year ended November 30, 2012 are as follows:
Stock option activity for options with performance-based and market-based vesting conditions for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2013, was as follows:
The weighted average grant date fair value of performance and market-based vesting conditions options granted during the fiscal year ended November 30, 2012 was $1.28.
During the fiscal year ended November 30, 2012, the Company granted 213,334 options that begin to vest based on the achievement of certain share prices of the Company’s common stock at certain future dates. For market-based vesting condition options, accounting principles do not require that the market condition be met in order for the compensation cost to be recognized. Fair value of these options has been determined using a binomial model and is being recognized over the requisite service period, regardless if the market condition will be met. As of November 30, 2013 there was approximately $81,940 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to the non-vested market-based vesting condition options.
The remaining 426,666 options granted to executives during the fiscal year ended November 30, 2012 require certain performance targets to be met before vesting can occur. Management has deemed these performance targets to be improbable as of November 30, 2013 and thus no compensation cost has been recognized through this date. The Company will reevaluate the probability of achieving these targets on a quarterly basis, and adjust compensation expense accordingly. As of November 30, 2013 there was approximately $616,000 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to the non-vested performance-based vesting condition options. If the performance conditions are not achieved by a certain date as specified in each option agreement, no compensation expense associated with these performance based options will be recognized.
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.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef