Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Share-based compensation

Share-based compensation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Share-based Payment Arrangement [Abstract]  
Share-based compensation Share-based compensation
During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020, the Company recognized $2.5 million and $2.5 million, respectively, of share-based compensation expense.
On November 11, 2019, the Company received shareholder approval for the Amended and Restated 2019 Incentive Award Plan (the “Amended 2019 Plan”). The Amended 2019 Plan provides for the grant of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, other stock or cash-based awards or a dividend equivalent award. The Amended 2019 Plan authorized the issuance 6,500,000 shares of common stock which was increased to 9,000,000 after the Halo acquisition; the Amended 2019 Plan also provides for an annual increase on the first day of each calendar year beginning on January 1, 2021 and ending on and including January 1, 2029, equal to the lesser of (A) 10% of the shares of common stock outstanding (on an as-converted basis) on the last day of the immediately preceding fiscal year and (B) such smaller number of shares of common stock as determined by the Board. On January 1, 2021, the number of shares authorized for issuance increased to 13,500,000, as approved by the Board.
Stock Options
During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020, the Company granted 5,579,000 and 100,000 stock options, respectively.
Restricted Stock
In March 2020, the Company issued 450,000 shares of restricted common stock to three non-employee directors in return for services provided in their capacity as directors and issued 5,956 restricted shares of common stock to an officer of the Company. The restricted shares were immediately vested and as such, the Company recorded share-based compensation expense of $0.5 million upon issuance.