Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stock-Based Compensation

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Stock-Based Compensation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2015
Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]  
Stock-Based Compensation
Stock-Based Compensation
The Company granted the following stock-based awards:
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Stock options
52,500

 

 
192,500

 
47,500

Restricted stock awards and restricted stock units

 

 
150,218

 
87,500


With the exception of the awards described in the following paragraph, the stock options, restricted stock awards and restricted stock units granted during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 were granted under the Company's Second Amended and Restated 2007 Stock Incentive Plan (the "2007 Plan"), a shareholder approved plan.
In addition to awards granted under the 2007 Plan, the Company granted an award of non-qualified options to purchase 130,000 shares of its common stock to a newly hired executive management level employee on May 18, 2015. The options were granted outside of any shareholder-approved plan as an inducement to accept employment with the Company. The options have an exercise price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock as reported by the Nasdaq Stock Market on the first day of employment, vest in four equal installments on each of the first four anniversaries of the date of grant and have a term of seven years. In other respects, the options were structured to mirror the terms of the options granted under the 2007 Plan and are subject to a stock option agreement between the Company and the employee.
Included in the grant of restricted stock awards and restricted stock units during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were 25,251 performance-based restricted stock awards granted to executive management level employees for which no expense was recognized for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 as the performance criteria are not currently expected to be met.
The Company recognized the following amounts related to its share-based payment arrangements (in thousands):
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Stock-based compensation cost, before income tax benefit:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Stock options
 
$
130

 
$
196

 
$
503

 
$
611

Restricted stock awards and restricted stock units
 
232

 
301

 
927

 
670

Total stock-based compensation
 
$
362

 
$
497

 
$
1,430

 
$
1,281

 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Stock-based compensation cost included in:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Cost of revenues
 
$
40

 
$
4

 
$
115

 
$
23

Operating expenses
 
322

 
493

 
1,315

 
1,258

Total stock-based compensation
 
$
362

 
$
497

 
$
1,430

 
$
1,281