Stock Options and Warrants
|9 Months Ended|
Feb. 28, 2015
|Stock Options and Warrants||
Note 6—Stock Options and Warrants
The Company has one active stock-based equity plan at February 28, 2015, the CytoDyn Inc. 2012 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2012 Plan”), which was approved by shareholders at the Company’s 2012 annual meeting to replace the 2004 Stock Incentive Plan. The 2012 Plan was subsequently amended by the board of directors in December 2014 to increase the number of shares of common stock available for issuance from 3,000,000 to 5,000,000 shares. This amendment was approved by the shareholders of the Company at a Special Meeting during the three months ended February 2015. The effective date of the increase was subsequent to February 28, 2015 and, as of February 28, 2015, the Company had 754,930 shares available for future stock-based grants under the 2012 Plan.
During the three months ended February 28, 2015, the Company’s board of directors granted a warrant to purchase a total of 150,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $1.15 per share to a third party consulting firm retained by the Company. The warrant, which expires on December 8, 2019, vests and becomes exercisable cumulatively in three warrant tranches of 50,000 shares each on March 8, 2015, September 8, 2015 and March 8, 2016. In the event the Company terminates its contract with the holder, vesting terminates immediately. In addition, the Company’s board of directors granted a warrant to purchase a total of 100,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $1.15 per share to a scientific advisor retained by the Company. The warrant, which will terminate on December 8, 2019, will become vested and exercisable cumulatively as follows, 33,334 shares on April 8, 2015 and 33,333 shares on August 8, 2015 and December 8, 2015, respectively.
During the nine months ended February 28, 2015, a warrant to purchase a total of 150,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $1.05 per share were granted to a third party consultants. The warrant vests in three tranches of 50,000 shares each, based on three separately identified milestones. In the event any milestone is not achieved, the shares subject to the satisfaction of such milestone shall not vest and will not be exercisable for such shares. The warrant has a five-year term and is not currently exercisable.
During the nine months ended February 28, 2015, the Company granted options to purchase a total of 483,973 shares of common stock to directors and an employee with exercise prices ranging from $.66 to $.81 per share. The director option awards covering 333,973 shares, vest at 25% per quarter over one year and an option covering 100,000 shares vest at 50% per year over two years, all with a five-year term. The grant date fair value related to these options was $.35 per share. The employee award covering 50,000 shares of common stock vests ratably over three years with a five-year term. The grant date fair value related to these options was $.43 per share. In connection with the issuance of two convertible notes during the nine months ended February 28, 2015, the Company issued two warrants to the Note holder, covering a total of 325,000 shares. The terms and conditions of these warrants are described in Note 4.
During the three months ended February 28, 2015, in connection with an offer to induce the exercise of warrants initially issued with convertible debt, the Company agreed to reduce the exercise price from $2.00 and $.75 per share to $.55, conditioned upon immediate exercise. This inducement offer resulted in the issuance of 525,641 shares of common stock and receipt of proceeds by the Company of $289,103. Pursuant to U.S. GAAP, reducing the exercise price of warrants is characterized as inducement to convert the warrant and, as such, the Company recognized non-cash interest expense of approximately $202,300 during the three months ended February 28, 2015, which was the fair value of the warrants at the time of exercise.
During the nine months ended February 28, 2015, in connection with an inducement to convert certain promissory notes into common stock and the exercise of related warrants (see Note 4), an aggregate of 1,413,333 shares of Common Stock were issued upon the exercise of replacement warrants, previously outstanding and held by Note holders. The Company received cash proceeds of $777,333 from the exercise of the warrant shares. Pursuant to U.S. GAAP, reducing the exercise price of the warrants to $.55 per share is characterized as inducement to convert the debt and, as such, the Company recognized non-cash interest expense of approximately $353,000 during the nine months ended February 28, 2015, which was the fair value of the warrants at the time of exercise. Total cash proceeds from the exercise of common stock warrants for the nine months ended February 28, 2015 was approximately $1,066,000.
Compensation expense related to stock options and warrants was approximately $161,400 and $451,000 for the three and nine-months ended February 28, 2015, respectively, and $298,000 and $784,400 for the three and nine-months ended February 28, 2014. The grant date fair value of options and warrants vested during the three and nine-month periods ended February 28, 2015 and February 28, 2014 was approximately $171,000 and $481,000, respectively and $417,000 and $1,991,400 for the three and nine months ended February 2014, respectively. As of February 28, 2015, there was approximately $641,000 of unrecognized compensation expense related to share-based payments for unvested options, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.20 years.
The following table presents stock option and warrant activity as of and for the nine months ended February 28, 2015:
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