STOCK BASED COMPENSATION
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
|Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]|
|STOCK BASED COMPENSATION||
NOTE 11 – STOCK BASED COMPENSATION
2015 Equity Incentive Plan
As of March 31, 2018, the board of directors and shareholders of the Company previously authorized the adoption and implementation of the Company’s 2015 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2015 Plan”). The principal purpose of the 2015 Plan is to attract, retain and motivate employees, officers, directors, consultants, agents, advisors and independent contractors of the Company and its related companies by providing them the opportunity to acquire a proprietary interest in the Company and to link their interests and efforts to the long-term interests of the Company’s shareholders. Under the 2015 Plan, an aggregate of 20,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock have initially been reserved for issuance pursuant to a variety of stock-based compensation awards, including stock options, stock appreciation rights, stock awards, restricted stock, restricted stock units and other stock and cash-based awards. The exercise price for each option may not be less than fair market value of the common stock on the date of grant, and shall vest as determined by the Company’s board of directors but shall not exceed a ten-year period.
As of March 31, 2018, the Company issued a total of 100,000 restricted common shares to members of its advisory committee (“Advisors”), valued at $15,000 (based on the estimated fair value of the stock on the date of grant) for outside advisory and consulting services pursuant to the Company’s 2015 Equity Incentive Plan. One-twelfth (1/12) of the shares will be earned each month. The Company will revalue the shares at each vesting period and recognize expense for the portion of the shares earned. The Company recognized compensation expense of $3,750 under general and administrative expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2018 with $10,000 remaining to be amortized. As of March 31, 2018, the Advisors had vested in 33,333 shares with 66,667 shares to vest over the remaining vesting period.
As of March 31, 2018, the Company previously granted to its CEO, options to purchase 10,000,000 shares of our common stock under the 2015 Plan, valued at $2,500,000 (based on the Black Scholes valuation model on the date of grant). The Black-Scholes option-pricing model used the following weighted average assumptions as of December 31, 2016: (i) no dividend yield for each year, (ii) volatility of 35.6 percent, (iii) risk-free interest rate of 1.87 percent, (iv) stock price of $0.25, (v) exercise price of $0.005, and (vi) expected life of 6.0 years. The options will vest 50% on the first anniversary of the grant date (“First Year Vest”) and the remaining 50% of the shares shall vest in twelve (12) equal installments on the first day of each calendar month following the first anniversary of the grant date beginning on June 1, 2016 and ending on June 1, 2017 (“Second Year Vest”), provided that CEO is continuously employed by the Company from the grant date through such applicable vesting date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, 100% of the shares of the Company’s common stock subject to the option shall fully vest if the Company shall successfully sell all of the shares of its common stock included in the primary offering of such common stock by the Company pursuant to the registration statement on Form S-1 to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission within ninety (90) days of the grant date. The First Year Vest options will amortize to expense over a 12 month period beginning May 2015 through April 2016 and the Second Year Vest options will amortize to expense over a 24 month period beginning May 2015 through April 2017. The Company recognized expense of $0 and $40,831 for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, within stock based compensation – related party in the accompanying condensed consolidated Statements of Operations with no amounts remaining to be recognized.
The following represents a summary of the Options outstanding at March 31, 2018 and changes during the period then ended:
* Based on the Company’s stock price on March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
The entire disclosure for accounts comprising shareholders' equity, comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income, and compensation-related costs for equity-based compensation. Includes, but is not limited to, disclosure of policies, compensation plan details, equity-based arrangements to obtain goods and services, deferred compensation arrangements, and employee stock purchase plan details.
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