Stock Based Compensation
|12 Months Ended|
Aug. 31, 2022
|Share-Based Payment Arrangement [Abstract]|
|Stock Based Compensation||Stock Based Compensation
Employee Stock Option Plan Increase
In March 2017, the Company adopted its 2017 Stock Option/Stock Issuance Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan provides incentives to eligible employees, officers, directors and consultants in the form of incentive stock options (“ISOs”), non-qualified stock options (“NQs”), (each of which is exercisable into shares of common stock) (collectively, “Options”) or shares of common stock (“Share Grants”).
On July 1, 2020, the Company's board of directors unanimously approved an increase in the number of shares of common stock issuable under the Plan from 250,000 to 3,000,000. On March 31, 2021, the Company’s shareholders approved the increase in the number of shares of common stock issuable under the Plan as well as any contingent grant awards under the Plan on or subsequent to July 1, 2020. On June 4, 2021, the Company filed a registration statement on Form S-8 with the SEC to register the issuance of up to an aggregate of 3,000,000 shares, par value $0.0001 per share, reserved for issuance under the Plan.
For all options granted prior to July 1, 2020, each option has a term of service vesting provision over a period of time as follows: 25% vest after a 12-month service period following the award, with the balance vesting in equal monthly installments over the succeeding 36 months. Options granted on or after July 1, 2020 typically vest over four years, with 25% of the grant vesting one year from the grant date, and the remainder in equal quarterly installments over the succeeding 12 quarters. All options granted to date have a stated ten-year term and, as of August 31, 2022, all options granted to date are exercisable.
Stock grants are issued at fair value, considered to be the market price on the grant date. The fair value of option awards is estimated on the grant date using the Black-Scholes stock option pricing model, which uses certain assumptions related to risk-free interest rates, expected volatility, expected life of the stock options and future dividends.
Following its adoption of ASU 2016-9, the Company elected to account for forfeitures under the Plan as they occur. Any compensation cost previously recognized for an unvested award that is forfeited because of a failure to satisfy a service condition is reversed in the period of the forfeiture.
The Company recognized approximately $4,184,267 and $1,593,579 of compensation expense recorded in “Stock-Based Compensation – General and Administrative Expenses" for Fiscal 2022 and Fiscal 2021, respectively.
The Company compensates its board members through grants of common stock for services performed. These services have been accrued within the accounts payable and other accrued liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet. The Company has incurred $225,000 and $169,000 for the Fiscal 2022 and Fiscal 2021, respectively.
At August 31, 2022, the total unrecognized deferred share-based compensation expected to be recognized over the remaining weighted average vesting periods of three years for outstanding grants was $1,783,000.
The following table summarizes the Company’s option grant, exercise and forfeiture activity from August 31, 2020, through August 31, 2022:
Options outstanding as of August 31, 2022, and August 31, 2021 had aggregate intrinsic value of $0, respectively.
Option vesting activity from August 31, 2020, through August 31, 2022, was as follows:
The following table summarizes information about stock options outstanding and vested at August 31, 2022:
The number of options and exercise prices have been presented retroactively for the 1 for 100 reverse stock split, which was effective September 1, 2022.
The entire disclosure for share-based payment arrangement.
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