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STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

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STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
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As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company held 3,412,378 shares of its common stock in treasury at a total cost of $5,353,019, respectively.

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had 222,472 restricted stock units, 182,278 performance based restricted stock units, and 934,700 stock options outstanding with $428,931 in remaining compensation expense to be recognized over the next 2.0 years.

2020 EIP and LTIP

Due to economic uncertainties including those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of the Company, with the support of the Company's executives, elected not to adopt an executive incentive plan ("2020 EIP") or long-term incentive plan ("2020 LTIP") for 2020. The Board and executives believed this was an appropriate short-term measure that helped align the Company's cost structure with the extraordinary conditions affecting the industry in which we operate.

2021 RSUs

On February 18, 2021, the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board (the "Compensation Committee"), approved a restricted stock award of 18,852 shares of common stock to each of Cameron M. Tidball and Ryan W. Oviatt. Messrs. Tidball and Oviatt entered into Restricted Stock Award Agreements, the forms of which were approved pursuant to the Company's 2014 Equity Incentive Plan. These restricted stock awards, which vested immediately, were settled by the issuance of a total of 27,334 shares of common stock, net of tax withholding and resulted in $45,999 of compensation expense.

2020 RSUs

On June 17, 2020, pursuant to the annual renewal of director compensation, the Board approved a grant of 270,966 RSUs to the independent directors of the Board. Half of the RSUs vested immediately on the date of grant and the remaining 50% of the RSUs will vest on the first anniversary of the grant date or at the Company's next annual meeting of stockholders, whichever is earlier. The awards will result in total compensation expense of $252,000 to be recognized over the vesting period.
Mr. Arlen B. Crouch resigned from his position as a member of the Board, effective August 3, 2020. Mr. Crouch’s resignation did not result from any disagreements with management or the Board. On the effective date of Mr. Crouch's resignation, all of his unvested RSUs were forfeited. The related compensation expense associated with Mr. Crouch's unvested RSUs will be recaptured. On July 30, 2020, the Board appointed Colleen Larkin Bell to serve as a director to fill the vacancy resulting from Mr. Crouch’s resignation, effective August 3, 2020. Ms. Bell was also appointed as Chair of the Nominating Committee and as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. As part of her compensation for her service as a director and committee member, on August 21, 2020, the board approved a grant of 92,934 RSUs. Half of the RSUs vested immediately on the date of the grant and the remaining 50% of the RSUs will vest on the first anniversary of the grant date. The awards will result in total compensation expense of $72,953 to be recognized over the vesting period.

2020 Stock Options

On March 17, 2020, (the "March Grant Date"), the Board approved a grant of options to purchase 115,200 shares of the Company's common stock at a strike price of $0.81 to various employees (the "March 2020 Options"). The March 2020 Options terminate four years from the March Grant Date and became exercisable as to one-third of the shares of common stock covered thereby on each anniversary of the March Grant Date for the next three years following the March Grant Date. The March 2020 Options resulted in a total compensation expense of $40,280.

On July 2, 2020 (the "July Grant Date"), upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee, the Board approved the grant of a non-qualified stock option to purchase 100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to each of Mr. Oviatt and Mr. Tidball under the Company’s 2014 Equity Incentive Plan and pursuant to the standard form of Notice of Stock Option Grant and Stock Option Agreement under the plan (the “July 2020 Options”). The exercise price of the July 2020 Options is equal to the closing bid price of the Company's common stock on July 2, 2020 or $0.8439 per share. The July 2020 Options vest equally over a period of three years from the July Grant Date. Vesting occurs on the anniversary date of the July Grant Date, with one-third of the total shares vesting on each of the first three anniversaries of the July Grant Date. Vesting is contingent upon the executive’s continued employment with the Company on each applicable vesting date. The July 2020 Options expire on July 2, 2024. The July 2020 Options will result in a total compensation expense of $79,431 to be recognized over the vesting period.

On August 21, 2020 (the "August Grant Date"), the Board approved a grant of options to purchase 630,000 shares of the Company's common stock at a strike price of $0.785 to various employees (the "August 2020 Options"). The August 2020 Options terminate four years from the August Grant Date and become exercisable as to one-third of the shares of common stock covered thereby on each anniversary of the August Grant Date for the next three years following the August Grant Date. The August 2020 Options will result in a total compensation expense of $233,111 to be recognized over the vesting period.