|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|Share-based Payment Arrangement [Abstract]|
NOTE 13 — SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION
We have granted restricted stock and restricted stock units (collectively, “Restricted Stock”), as well as unrestricted stock and stock options, to employees, directors and outside consultants (collectively, the “grantees”) under the Tellurian Inc. 2016 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended (the “2016 Plan”), and the Amended and Restated Tellurian Investments Inc. 2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Legacy Plan”). The maximum number of shares of Tellurian common stock authorized for issuance under the 2016 Plan is 40 million shares of common stock, and no further awards can be made under the Legacy Plan.
For the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018, Tellurian recognized approximately $2.7 million, $4.2 million and $5.1 million, respectively, of share-based compensation expense related to all share-based awards. As of December 31, 2020, unrecognized compensation expense, based on the grant date fair value, for all share-based awards totaled approximately $203.2 million.
Upon the vesting of restricted stock, shares of common stock will be released to the grantee. Upon the vesting of certain restricted stock units, the units will be converted into shares of common stock and released to the grantee. In March 2018, we began issuing phantom units that may be settled in either cash, stock or a combination thereof. As of December 31, 2020, there was no Restricted Stock that would be required to be settled in cash.
As of December 31, 2020, we had approximately 29.6 million shares of performance-based Restricted Stock outstanding, of which approximately 19.3 million shares will vest entirely based upon an affirmative FID by the Company’s
board of directors, as defined in the award agreements, and approximately 9.6 million shares will vest in one-third increments at FID and the first and second anniversaries of FID. The remaining shares of primarily performance-based Restricted Stock, totaling approximately 0.7 million shares, will vest based on other criteria. As of December 31, 2020, no expense had been recognized in connection with performance-based Restricted Stock.
As of December 31, 2020, we had approximately 5.4 million shares of time-based Restricted Stock outstanding. They primarily represent the settlement of the 2019 employee bonuses, which were included in our accrued liabilities balance as of December 31, 2019, and will vest in their entirety during 2021.
The fair value of the Restricted Stock was established by the market price on the date of grant and, for service-based awards, is being recognized as compensation expense ratably over the vesting term. Further, the approximately 35.0 million shares of performance-based and time-based Restricted Stock have been excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share because including them in the computation would have been antidilutive for the periods presented.
The following table provides a summary of our Restricted Stock transactions for the year ended December 31, 2020 (shares and units in thousands):
(1) The weighted-average per share grant date fair value of Restricted Stock granted during the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 was $8.53 and $11.02, respectively.
The total grant date fair value of restricted stock vested during the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018 was approximately $11.7 million, $1.2 million and $2.5 million, respectively.
Participants in the 2016 Plan have been granted non-qualified options to purchase shares of common stock. Stock options are granted at a price not less than the market price of the common stock on the date of grant. The following table provides a summary of our stock option transactions for the year ended December 31, 2020 (stock options in thousands):
The stock options that were granted to a recipient during the year ended December 31, 2020, vest and become exercisable upon the achievement of both triggers as follows (stock options in thousands):
The stock options granted during the year ended December 31, 2020, expire on the fifth anniversary of the date of its grant. There were no stock options granted during the years ended December 31, 2019 or 2018.
The fair value of each stock option awarded in 2020 was estimated using a Monte Carlo simulation and, due to the service trigger, is being recognized as compensation expense ratably over the vesting term. Valuation assumptions used to value stock options granted during the year ended December 31, 2020 were as follows:
Due to our limited history, the expected volatility is based on a blend of our historical annualized volatility and the implied volatility utilizing options quoted or traded. The expected dividend yield is based on historical yields on the date of grant. The risk-free rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of the grant.
There were approximately zero, 7 thousand and zero stock options exercised during the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively. Further, the approximately 11.4 million stock options outstanding have been excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share because including them in the computation would have been antidilutive for the periods presented.
The entire disclosure for share-based payment arrangement.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef