STOCK OPTIONS AND WARRANTS
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Note 13 - STOCK OPTIONS AND WARRANTS||
On May 15, 2018, the Board of Directors approved and adopted the BioCorRx Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan provides for the issuance of up to 450,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), through the grant of non-qualified options (the “Non-qualified Options”), incentive options (the “Incentive Options” and together with the Non-qualified Options, the “Options”), restricted stock (the “Restricted Stock”) and unrestricted stock to directors, officers, consultants, advisors and employees.
The Plan shall be administered by the Board or, in the Board’s sole discretion, by the committee administering the Plan (the “Committee”). Subject to the terms of the Plan, the Committee’s charter and applicable laws, and in addition to other express powers and authorization conferred by the Plan.
Options are subject to the following conditions:
(i) The Board or the Committee determines the strike price of Incentive Options at the time the Incentive Options are granted. The assigned strike price must be no less than 100% of the Fair Market Value (as defined in the Plan) of the Common Stock. In the event that the recipient is a Ten Percent Owner (as defined in the Plan), the strike price must be no less than 110% of the Fair Market Value of the Company.
(ii) The strike price of each Option will be at least 100% of the Fair Market Value of such share of the Company’s Common Stock on the date the Non-qualified Option is granted.
(iii) The Committee fixes the term of Options, provided that Options may not be exercisable more than ten years from the date the Option is granted, and provided further that Incentive Options granted to a Ten Percent Owner may not be exercisable more than five years from the date the Incentive Option is granted.
(iv) The Committee may designate the vesting period of Options.
(v) A Non-qualified Stock Option may, in the sole discretion of the Board, be transferable to a Permitted Transferee, upon written approval by the Board to the extent provided in the Award Agreement (as defined in the Plan). If the Non-qualified Stock Option does not provide for transferability, then the Non-qualified Stock Option shall not be transferable except by will or by the laws of descent and distribution and shall be exercisable during the lifetime of the Optionholder only by the Optionholder.
(vi) Incentive Options may not be issued in an amount or manner where the amount of Incentive Options exercisable in one year entitles the holder to Common Stock of the Company with an aggregate Fair Market value of greater than $100,000.
Awards of Restricted Stock are subject to the following conditions:
(i) The Committee grants Restricted Stock and determines the restrictions on each Restricted Stock Award (as defined in the Plan). Upon the grant of a Restricted Stock Award and the payment of any applicable purchase price, grantee is considered the record owner of the Restricted Stock and entitled to vote the Restricted Stock if such Restricted Stock is entitled to voting rights.
(ii) The Restricted Period shall commence on the Grant Date (as defined in the Plan) and end at the time or times set forth on a schedule established by the Board in the applicable Award Agreement; provided, however, that notwithstanding any such vesting dates, the Board may in its sole discretion accelerate the vesting of any Restricted Award at any time and for any reason.
Option valuation models require the input of highly subjective assumptions. The fair value of stock-based payment awards was estimated using the Black-Scholes option model with a volatility figure derived from using the Company’s historical stock prices. The Company accounts for the expected life of options based on the contractual life of options for non-employees. For employees, the Company accounts for the expected life of options in accordance with the “simplified” method, which is used for “plain-vanilla” options, as defined in the accounting standards codification.
The risk-free interest rate was determined from the implied yields of U.S. Treasury zero-coupon bonds with a remaining life consistent with the expected term of the options.
The following assumptions were used in determining the fair value of employee and vesting non-employee options during the year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017:
On May 25, 2017, the Company awarded options to purchase 350 shares of common stock to key consultant of the Company. These options vest immediately and have a term of 5 years. The options have an exercise price of $1.60 per share. The options had an aggregate grant date fair value of $5,318.
On June 13, 2018, the Company awarded options to purchase an aggregate of 315,000 shares of common stock to key officers and directors of the Company. These options vest monthly over 12 months and have a term of 10 years. The options have an exercise price of $14.00 per share. The options had an aggregate grant date fair value of $3,803,258.
The following table summarizes the stock option activity for the two years ended December 31, 2018:
The aggregate intrinsic value in the preceding tables represents the total pretax intrinsic value, based on options with an exercise price less than the Company’s stock price of $5.50 as of December 31, 2018, which would have been received by the option holders had those option holders exercised their options as of that date.
The following table presents information related to stock options at December 31, 2018:
The stock-based compensation expense related to option grants was $2,349,427 and $319,460 during the year end December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
As of December 31, 2018, stock-based compensation related to options of $1,584,691 remains unamortized and is expected to be amortized over the weighted average remaining period of 5 months.
The following table summarizes the changes in warrants outstanding and the related prices for the shares of the Company’s common stock:
During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company issued an aggregate of 62,500 warrants to purchase the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $100.00, expiring 3 years from the date of issuance in connection with the sale of common stock.
During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company issued an aggregate of 10,000 warrants to purchase the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $20.00, expiring 3 years from the date of issuance in connection with the issuance of notes payable. The warrant fair value was determined using the Black-Scholes option method based on the following assumptions:
The following table summarizes the warrant activity for the two years ended December 31, 2018: