|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
|Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]|
|Stock-Based Compensation||STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
Stock-based compensation expense totaled approximately $104,000, $86,000 and $49,000 for 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively. No tax benefits were attributed to the stock-based compensation because a valuation allowance was maintained for substantially all net deferred tax assets. During March 2016, the Company modified the vesting feature of an award granted to a director who decided to not stand for re-election at the Company’s 2016 annual meeting of stockholders. The modification of the award resulted in an additional $64,000 in stock-based compensation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
At the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders held on April 7, 2016, the Company’s stockholders approved the Natural Health Trends Corp. 2016 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2016 Plan”) to replace its 2007 Equity Incentive Plan. The 2016 Plan allows for the grant of various equity awards including incentive stock options, non-statutory options, stock, stock units stock appreciation rights and other similar equity-based awards to the Company’s employees, officers, non-employee directors, contractors, consultants and advisors of the Company. Up to 2,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (subject to adjustment under certain circumstances) may be issued pursuant to awards granted.
On April 8, 2016, the Company initially granted 51,015 shares of restricted common stock under the 2016 Plan to certain employees for the purpose of further aligning their interest with those of its stockholders and settling fiscal 2015 performance incentives. The shares vest on a quarterly basis over three years and are subject to forfeiture in the event of the employee’s termination of service to the Company under specified circumstances.
The following table summarizes the Company’s restricted stock activity under the 2016 Plan:
On January 20, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors granted 60,960 shares of restricted common stock to certain employees and its then-existing outside directors for the purpose of further aligning their interest with those of its stockholders and as to the employee shares, settling fiscal 2014 performance incentives. The shares vest on a quarterly basis over the next three years and are subject to forfeiture in the event of their termination of service to the Company under specified circumstances. On February 11, 2015, the Board of Directors granted an additional 6,116 shares of restricted common stock to its newly-elected outside directors subject to the same conditions.
The following table summarizes the Company’s other restricted stock activity:
As of December 31, 2016, total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to non-vested restricted stock was $38,000, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of one year.
On August 13, 2012, the Board of Directors authorized the Company, acting as trustee for certain of its non-officer, overseas employees, to execute a Rule 10b5-1 plan to purchase 100,000 shares of its common stock in accordance with guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 of the Exchange Act and the Company’s policies regarding stock transactions. Pursuant to this authority, the Company, as Trustee, entered into a 10b5-1 plan and began purchasing in December 2012. The latest 10b5-1 plan terminated in November 2014, and the Company, as Trustee, did not enter into a new 10b5-1 plan. The employees received the stock as incentive compensation in quarterly increments over three years beginning March 15, 2013, provided that they were employees of the Company on the date of the distribution. Any common stock that was forfeited by an employee whose employment terminated was delivered to the Company and held as treasury stock.
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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