Stock Options and Warrants
|12 Months Ended|
May 31, 2014
|Stock Options and Warrants||
Note 5 – Stock Options and Warrants
The Company has one active stock-based equity plan at May 31, 2014, the CytoDyn Inc. 2012 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2012 Plan”). The 2012 Plan was approved by shareholders at the Company’s 2012 annual meeting to replace the Company’s 2004 Stock Incentive Plan, which was approved by the Company’s shareholders in 2005. The 2012 Plan provides for the issuance of up to 3,000,000 shares of common stock pursuant to various forms of incentive awards permitted under the 2012 Plan. As of May 31, 2014, the Company had 1,238,903 shares available for future stock-based grants under the 2012 Plan.
During the year ended May 31, 2014, the Company granted options to purchase a total of 749,452 shares of common stock to directors and employees with exercise prices ranging from $.64 to $1.09 per share. The director option awards vest at 25% per quarter over one year and the employee awards vest one-third annually and have a five-year term. The weighted average grant date fair value related to these options was $.40 to $.43 per share.
During the year ended May 31, 2014, the Company granted to a consultant options to purchase 305,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $.75 per share and a grant-date fair value of $.43 per share. The options expire on September 4, 2018, and vested as to 50,000 shares on the date of issuance and were scheduled to vest at the monthly rate of 15,000 shares for the duration of the consulting agreement. The consulting agreement, which had an initial term of up to 18 months and was subject to termination for any reason after six months, was terminated on March 17, 2014. At the time of termination, options to purchase 140,000 shares had vested and an additional 15,000 options vested during the notice period. The termination of the consulting agreement resulted in a forfeiture of options to purchase 150,000 shares.
During the year ended May 31, 2014, the holder of a warrant covering 50,000 shares exercised the right to purchase such shares at $1.00 per share, resulting in cash proceeds upon exercise of $50,000. The Company received $201,000 during the year ended May 31, 2013, upon exercise of warrants.
During the year ended May 31, 2014, the Company issued a warrant to purchase 50,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $.75 per share and a term expiring November 1, 2016, in settlement of a claim for telecommunications services provided to the Company in the fall of 2012. The grant date fair value was $.67 per share.
During the year ended May 31, 2014, the Company issued warrants to purchase 11,153,850 shares of common stock to investors in the Company’s $14.5 million private equity offering (see Note 7). Investors in the offering purchased Units at $1.30 per Unit, which each Unit consisting of two shares of common stock plus a warrant to purchase one additional share of common stock at a price of $.75 per share. Each warrant has a five-year term. In connection with this private placement and pursuant to the Placement Agent Agreement dated June 1, 2013, as amended, between the Company and Paulson Investment Company (the “Placement Agent”), the Company issued to the Placement Agent, as additional compensation, a warrant covering 4,940,092 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $.75 per share and a seven-year term. The warrants vested immediately and had a grant-date fair value of $1.03 per share. The fair value of the warrants was included as a component of equity, increasing and decreasing equity by the fair value attributable to the warrants.
Compensation expense related to stock options and warrants issued as compensation was approximately $928,400 and $3,262,000 for the year ended May 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The grant date fair value of options and warrants vested during the years ended May 31, 2014 and 2013, was approximately $2,274,000 and $8,889,000, respectively. As of May 31, 2014, there was approximately $752,000 of unrecognized compensation costs related to share-based payments for unvested options, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.89 years.
The estimated fair value of options and warrants is determined using the Black-Scholes option valuation model with the following weighted-average assumptions for the periods ended May 31, 2014 and 2013:
The following table represents stock option and warrant activity for the periods ended May 31, 2014 and 2013:
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