Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stock Based Compensation

Stock Based Compensation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]  
Stock Based Compensation

The Company accounts for stock-based compensation under the provisions of ASC Topic 718, “Compensation - Stock Compensation”. The Company recognizes compensation cost in its financial statements for all share based payments granted, modified, or settled during the period. For awards with graded vesting, compensation cost is recognized on a straight-line basis over the related vesting period.


For the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company recorded compensation expense (included in general and administrative expense) of $46,000 and $36,000, respectively, related to stock options and $1,866,000 and $1,612,000, respectively, related to amortization of non-vested stock grants and performance-based awards.

During the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, employees and directors exercised 0 and 9,500 stock options respectively, and 7,185 and 5,234 shares of non-vested stock, respectively, vested.