STOCK OPTIONS AND WARRANTS
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|STOCK OPTIONS AND WARRANTS|
|Note 14 - STOCK OPTIONS AND WARRANTS||
On November 13, 2014, our Board of Directors authorized and approved the adoption of the Plan effective November 13, 2014 (2014 Stock Option Plan) under which an aggregate of 20% (290,879 shares) of the issued and outstanding shares may be issued. The plan shall terminate ten years after the plan's adoption by the board of directors. We granted an aggregate 145,000 stock options. As of December 31, 2019, an aggregate total of 145,879 can still be granted under the plan.
On June 15, 2016, our board of Directors authorized and approved the adoption of the Equity Incentive Plan effective June 15, 2016 (2016 Equity Incentive Plan) under which an aggregate of 656,250 shares may be issued. The plan shall terminate ten years after the plan's adoption by the board of directors. We granted an aggregate of 330,350 stock options. As of December 31, 2019, an aggregate total of 325,900 options can still be granted under the plan.
On May 15, 2018, the Board of Directors approved and adopted the BioCorRx Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan (2018 Stock Option Plan) under which an aggregate of 450,000 shares may be issued. The plan shall terminate ten years after the plan's adoption by the board of directors. The company has granted an aggregate of 347,447 stock options. As of December 31, 2019, an aggregate total of 102,553 can still be granted under the plan.
During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Board of Directors approved the grant of 53,280 stock options to consultants valued at $233,111. The term of the options ranges from one to five years, and the vesting period of the options ranges from one to two years.
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.
In applying the Black-Scholes option pricing model, the Company used the following assumptions:
The following table summarizes the stock option activity for the year ended December 31, 2019 and 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 $2.75 as of December 31, 2019, 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, 2019:
The stock-based compensation expense related to option grants was $1,694,653 and $2,349,427 during the year end December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.
As of December 31, 2019, stock-based compensation related to options of $26,999 remains unamortized and is expected to be amortized over the weighted average remaining period of 10.6 months.
The outstanding Warrants contain provisions, often referred to as down-round protection that has led to adjustments of the exercise price and number of underlying warrant shares with respect to future issuances by the Company of its securities, including its common stock or convertible securities or debt securities. On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted ASU 2017-11 by electing the retrospective method to the outstanding financial instruments with a down round feature by means of a cumulative-effect adjustment to the statement of financial position as of the beginning of the fiscal year. Accordingly, the Company reclassified the fair value of the reset provisions embedded in previously issued warrants with embedded anti-dilutive provisions from liability to equity (accumulated deficit) in aggregate of $175,975.
The following table summarizes the changes in warrants outstanding and the related prices for the shares of the Company's common stock:
The following table summarizes the warrant activity for the year ended December 31, 2019: