10. Stock-based Compensation
|6 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2017
|Share-based Compensation [Abstract]|
From time to time, the Company grants stock options and restricted stock awards to directors, officers and employees. These awards are valued at the grant date by determining the fair value of the instruments, net of estimated forfeitures. The value of each award is amortized on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period.
The following table summarizes stock option activity for the six months ended March 31, 2017:
The Company recognized compensation expense of $69,520 and $174,885 during the six months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, related to stock option awards granted to certain employees and officers based on the grant date fair value of the awards, net of estimated forfeitures.
At March 31, 2017 the Company has $495,796 of unrecognized compensation expense (net of estimated forfeitures) associated with stock option awards which the company expects to recognize as compensation expense through December of 2021.
The exercise price for stock options outstanding and exercisable at March 31, 2017 is as follows:
The following table summarizes information about the Company’s non-vested shares as of March 31, 2017:
Options were granted during 2017 and 2016, where the exercise price was less than the common stock price at the date of grant or where the exercise price was greater than the common stock price at the date of grant. The assumptions used in calculating the fair value of stock options granted use the Black-Scholes option pricing model for options granted were as follows:
The entire disclosure for compensation-related costs for equity-based compensation, which may include disclosure of policies, compensation plan details, allocation of equity compensation, incentive distributions, equity-based arrangements to obtain goods and services, deferred compensation arrangements, employee stock ownership plan details and employee stock purchase plan details.
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