Note 14 - Share-based Compensation
|9 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Share-based Payment Arrangement [Text Block]||
During the nine months ended March 31, 2021, and 2020, we recognized total share-based compensation expense of $1.0 million and $0.2 million, respectively. These amounts have been included in the consolidated statements of comprehensive income within selling, general and administrative expenses. There was no share-based compensation capitalized for the nine months ended March 31, 2021, and 2020, respectively.
At March 31, 2021, there were 1,317,846 shares of common stock available for future issuance pursuant to the Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), which provides for the grant of stock options, restricted stock, and stock units.
Stock Option Activity
There were no stock option awards granted to employees during the first nine months of fiscal 2021. In the prior year period, we granted 15,000 stock options with a weighted average exercise price of $18.44 to existing employees of the Company. These stock option awards vest 25% annually on the anniversary date of the grant and are fully vested afteryears, expiring years from the date of grant.
The Plan also provides for the grant of share-based awards, including stock options, to non-employee directors of the Company. During fiscal 2021, we granted 37,008 stock options at an exercise price of $12.97 to our existing non-employee Directors. In the prior year period, we granted 34,188 stock options at an exercise price of $17.55. These stock options vest inequal annual installments beginning on the first anniversary of the date of grant so long as the director continues to serve on our Board. All options granted to directors have an exercise price equal to the fair market value of our common stock on the date of grant and remain exercisable for a period of up to years, subject to continuous service on our Board.
As of March 31, 2021, $0.2 million of total unrecognized compensation expense related to non-vested stock options is expected to be recognized over a weighted average remaining period of 2.0 years.
Restricted Stock Unit Activity
During the first nine months of fiscal 2021, we granted 38,000 non-performance based restricted stock units ("RSUs"), with a weighted average grant date fair value of $9.58. The RSUs granted to employees entitle the holder to receive the underlying shares of common stock as the unit vests over the relevant vesting period. The RSUs do not entitle the holder to receive dividends declared on the underlying shares while the RSUs remain unvested and vest inequal annual installments on the first and second anniversary date of the date of grant. We granted 57,000 RSUs granted during the first nine months of fiscal 2020, with a weighted average grant date fair value of $9.15. As of March 31, 2021, $0.6 million of total unrecognized compensation expense related to non-vested restricted stock units is expected to be recognized over a weighted average remaining period of 2.3 years.
Performance Stock Unit Activity
Under the Plan, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors was authorized to award common shares to certain employees based on the achievement of certain financial goals over a given performance period. Payout of these grants depends on our financial performance (80%) and a market-based condition based on the total return our shareholders receive on their investment in our stock relative to returns earned through investments in other peer companies (20%). The performance award opportunity ranges from 50% of the employee's target award if minimum performance requirements are met to a maximum of 125% of the target award based on the achievement of certain financial and shareholder-return goals over a specific performance period, which is generally three fiscal years. The number of awards that will vest, as well as unearned and canceled awards, depends on the achievement of certain financial and shareholder-return goals over the-year performance periods, and will be settled in shares if service conditions are met, requiring employees to remain employed with us through the end of the three-year performance periods. We account for performance stock unit awards as equity-based awards because upon vesting, they will be settled in common shares. We expense as compensation cost the fair value of the shares as of the grant date and amortize expense ratably over the total performance and time vest period, considering the probability that we will satisfy the performance goals.
During the first nine months of fiscal 2021 we granted 117,338 PSUs. We estimate, as of the date of grant, the fair value of PSUs with a discounted cash flow model, using as model inputs the risk-free rate of return as the discount rate, dividend yield for dividends not paid during the restriction period, and a discount for lack of marketability for a one-year post-vest holding period. The lack of marketability discount used is the present value of a future put option using the Chaffe model. The weighted average assumptions used for the PSUs granted during fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively, is presented below.
Our unrecognized compensation expense as of March 31, 2021, related to PSUs, was $1.0 million based on the current estimates of the number of awards that will vest, and is expected to be recognized over a weighted average remaining period of 1.9 years.
The entire disclosure for share-based payment arrangement.
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