SHARE-BASED BENEFIT PLANS
|6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2015
|Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]
|SHARE-BASED BENEFIT PLANS
SHARE-BASED BENEFIT PLANS
2015 Equity Incentive Plan. On March 31, 2015, our Board adopted the Full House Resorts, Inc. 2015 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2015 Plan”). Our stockholders approved the 2015 Plan on May 5, 2015, terminating our 2006 Plan. The 2015 Plan includes shares reserved for issuance of up to 1,400,000 new shares to directors, employees and consultants. Additionally, there were 1,243,834 shares issuable in respect to non-qualified stock options granted to Mr. Lee and to Mr. Fanger in connection with their employment. The 2015 Plan includes a variety of forms of awards, including stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, dividend equivalents and performance-based compensation.
On May 5, 2015, the Company issued 92,715 shares of restricted common stock to members of our Board of Directors as partial payment for their service as directors and granted 320,000 stock options to various employees of the Company with an exercise price of $1.51, the closing price per share on the grant date. These stock options have a three year vesting period with one-third of the stock options vesting each year.
During the first quarter of 2015, 300,000 stock options were granted to Lewis Fanger, our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer, at an exercise price of $1.37, the closing price per share on the grant date. These stock options vest 25% on January 30, 2016 and 1/48th on each month thereafter.
Stock Options. The following table summarizes information related to our common stock options, all of which remain unvested as of June 30, 2015.
Compensation Costs. As of June 30, 2015, there was approximately $0.7 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested stock options granted by the Company. This unrecognized compensation cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 3.4 years.
The aggregate intrinsic value of options outstanding was $0.5 million at June 30, 2015, none of which were exercisable. The aggregate intrinsic value represents the total pre-tax intrinsic value that would have been realized by the option holders had all option holders exercised their options on the applicable date. The intrinsic value of a stock option is the excess of our closing stock price on that date over the exercise price, multiplied by the number of in-the-money options.
We estimated the fair value of each stock option award on the grant date using the Black-Scholes valuation model. Option valuation models require the input of highly subjective assumptions. Changes in assumptions used can materially affect the fair value estimate. Option valuation assumptions for the options granted during the second quarter were as follows: