Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

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STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
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As of June 30, 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 June 30, 2021, the Company had 361,409 restricted stock units, 480,667 performance based restricted stock units, and 934,700 stock options outstanding with $846,876 in remaining compensation expense to be recognized over the next 1.9 years.

2021 EIP and LTIP

On May 28, 2021, the Compensation Committee (the "Compensation Committee") of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) approved the 2021 Executive Incentive Plan (the “2021 EIP”) for Brenton W. Hatch, the Company’s Executive Chairman, Ryan W. Oviatt, the Company’s Co-CEO, Co-President, and CFO, Cameron M. Tidball, the Company’s Co-CEO and Co-President, Jay G. Fugal, the Company’s Vice President of Operations, and Patrick D. Fisher, the Company’s Vice President of Product Development. The 2021 EIP provides for the potential award of incentive compensation to the participants based on the Company’s financial performance in fiscal 2021. If earned, the incentive compensation will be payable in cash and stock, and the stock portion of the incentive compensation is intended to constitute an award under the Company’s 2014 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”).

Under the terms of the 2021 EIP, each participating executive officer has been assigned a target incentive compensation amount for fiscal 2021. The target incentive compensation amount for Mr. Hatch is $200,000, the target incentive compensation amount for Mr. Oviatt is $150,000, the target incentive compensation amount for Mr. Tidball is $150,000, the target incentive compensation for Mr. Fugal is $54,000, and the target incentive compensation for Mr. Fisher is $51,000 CAD. Under no circumstance can the participants receive more than two times the assigned target incentive compensation.

Participants will be eligible to receive incentive compensation based upon reaching or exceeding performance goals established by the Compensation Committee for fiscal 2021. The performance goals in the 2021 EIP are based on the Company’s total revenue, EBITDA, and a non-financial milestone relating to revenue source diversification. Each of these performance goals will be weighted one third in calculating incentive compensation amounts.

The incentive compensation amounts earned under the 2021 EIP, if any, will be paid 50% in cash and 50% in shares of restricted stock under the Plan. In no event shall the total award exceed 200% of the target incentive compensation amount for each participant, or exceed any limitations otherwise set forth in the Plan. The actual incentive compensation amounts, if
any, will be determined by the Compensation Committee upon the completion of fiscal 2021 and paid by March 15, 2022, subject to all applicable tax withholding.

In addition to the 2021 EIP, the Board also approved as a long-term incentive plan the grants of a restricted stock unit awards to Messrs. Oviatt, Tidball, Fugal, and Fisher pursuant to the Plan (the “2021 LTIP”). The 2021 LTIP consists of total awards of up to 204,543 restricted stock units (“Units”) to Mr. Oviatt, up to 204,543 Units to Mr. Tidball, up to 85,908 Units to Mr. Fugal, and up to 47,973 Units to Mr. Fisher, pursuant to two separate restricted stock unit award agreements (collectively, the “Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreements”) between the Company and each participant. One agreement covers 33% of each award recipient’s Units that are subject to time-based vesting, and the other agreement covers the remaining 67% of such award recipient’s Units that may vest based on performance metrics. Upon vesting, the award agreements entitle the award recipients to receive one share of the Company’s common stock for each vested Unit. The vesting period of the 2021 LTIP began on January 1, 2021, and terminates on December 31, 2023 (the “Performance Vesting Date”).

The Units subject to time-based vesting, including 68,181 Units to Mr. Oviatt, 68,181 Units for Mr. Tidball, 28,636 Units to Mr. Fugal, and 15,991 Units to Mr. Fisher, will vest in three equal annual installments beginning December 31, 2021 and ending on December 31, 2023 if the award recipients’ employment continues with the Company through such dates.

The performance-vesting Units, including up to 136,362 Units for Mr. Oviatt, 136,362 Units for Mr. Tidball, 57,272 Units for Mr. Fugal, and 31,982 Units to Mr. Fisher, are eligible to vest over a three-year performance period beginning January 1, 2021 (the “Performance Period”) based upon the following Company performance metrics:

Performance Metric Weight Target Above Target Outstanding
Total Shareholder Return
1/3 135% 194% 253%
Relative Total Shareholder Return 1/3 Third Quartile Second Quartile First Quartile
EBITDA as a Percentage of Total Revenue 1/3 10% 15% 20%

One-third of such performance-vesting Units, consisting of 45,454 Units for Mr. Oviatt, 45,454 Units for Mr. Tidball, 19,091 Units for Mr. Fugal, and 10,661 Units for Mr. Fisher, are eligible to vest for each of the three performance metrics identified in the table above. The number of Units that will vest for each performance metric on the Performance Vesting Date shall be determined as follows:
if the “Target” level for such performance metric is not achieved, none of the Units relating to such performance metric will vest;
if the “Target” level (but no higher level) for such performance metric is achieved, 50% of the Units relating to such performance metric will vest;
if the “Above Target” level (but no higher level) for such performance metric is achieved, 75% of the Units relating to such performance metric will vest; and
if the “Outstanding” level for such performance metric is achieved, 100% of the Units relating to such performance metric will vest.

The foregoing summary of the 2021 EIP, the 2021 LTIP and the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreements is qualified in its entirety by the text of the 2021 EIP and each of the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreements, which the Company has filed as an exhibits to this report.

2020 EIP and LTIP

Due to economic uncertainties including those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board, 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 that affected the industry in which we operate.

2021 RSUs

On February 18, 2021, the Board, upon the recommendation of 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 Unit Award Agreements, the forms of which were approved pursuant to the 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.

On June 16, 2021, pursuant to the annual renewal of director compensation, the Board approved a grant of 189,471 RSUs to the Company's independent directors. 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 approximately $216,000 to be recognized over the vesting period.

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 Company's independent directors. 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 become 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 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.