|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
NOTE 8 – EQUITY
Common Shares Sold for Cash
On December 13, 2019, the Company entered into an Open Market Sale AgreementSM (the "Sales Agreement") with Jefferies LLC, as sales agent ("Jefferies"), pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time, through Jefferies, shares of its common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, having an aggregate offering price of up to $20.0 million. On April 6, 2020, the date on which the Company filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, the Company's registration statement became subject to the offering limits set forth in General Instruction I.B.6 of Form S-3.
During the first quarter of 2020, Jefferies sold an aggregate of 980,358 shares of common stock at an average price of $1.66 per share to investors. The Company recorded net proceeds of $1,539,251, net of commission and other offering costs of $84,333.
Common Shares Issued for Services
During the first quarter of 2020, the Company issued a total of 222,577 shares of its common stock for services rendered and to be rendered. The shares of common stock were issued under the 2019 Incentive Stock Plan. These shares were valued at $213,300, the fair market values on the grant dates using the reported closing share prices on the dates of grant and the Company recorded stock-based compensation expense of $156,093 for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and recorded prepaid expense of $57,207 as of March 31, 2020 which will be amortized over the rest of corresponding service periods.
The following table summarizes the shares of the Company's common stock issuable upon exercise of options outstanding at March 31, 2020:
The stock options issued during the three months ended March 31, 2020 were issued under the 2019 Stock Incentive Plan. Stock option activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020 were as follows:
The aggregate intrinsic values of stock options outstanding and stock options exercisable at March 31, 2020 was $2,364,900 and $2,330,100, respectively.
The fair values of options granted during the three months ended March 31, 2020 were estimated at the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following assumptions: volatility of 137.42% - 139.58%, risk-free rate of 1.39% - 1.67%, annual dividend yield of 0% and expected life of 5.00 – 10.00 years. The aggregate fair value of the options granted during the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $2,422,225.
Stock-based compensation expense associated with stock options granted amounted to $785,350 and $2,272,747 for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
A summary of the status of the Company's nonvested stock options granted as of March 31, 2020 and changes during the three months ended March 31, 2020 is presented below:
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
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