Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Share-based compensation

Share-based compensation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Share-based compensation  
Share-based compensation

11Share-based compensation

Equity Incentive Plan

The Company’s 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) became effective on December 21, 2020. As of September 30, 2021, 63,353 shares of common stock were available for future grants under the Plan. The table below sets forth the outstanding options to purchase common shares under the Plan:


















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As of September 30, 2021 the aggregate intrinsic value of options outstanding was $0.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company granted certain individuals options to purchase 299,984 shares of the Company’s common stock with an average exercise price of $6.85 per share, contractual terms of 10 years and vesting periods ranging from 8.33% monthly over one year to 33.333% vesting after one year with the remaining 66.667% vesting in 24 monthly installments, thereafter. The options had an aggregate grant date fair value of $1,150,284 as calculated using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. Variables used in the Black-Scholes option pricing model include: (1) discount rates ranging from 0.505% to 1.075% based on the daily yield curve rates for U.S. Treasury obligations, (2) expected lives ranging from 5.27 years to 6.0 years based on the simplified method (vesting plus contractual term divided by two), (3) expected volatility ranging from 89.04% to 90.16% based on the average historical volatility of comparable companies' stock, (4) no expected dividends and (5) fair market value of the Company's stock ranging from $6.50 to $7.51 per share.

The Company recognized share-based compensation expense related to stock options of $131,906 and $190,975, respectively, during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. The unrecognized compensation expense for stock options at September 30, 2021 was $959,309.

Stock Options for Unregistered Securities

In addition to the stock options issued under the Plan, and in conjunction with the IPO, the Company granted non-qualified stock options to purchase 292,500 shares of common stock as provided for in the President’s employment agreement (the “President Options”). The President Options are exercisable within 10 years of the date of grant at $10.00 per share, were 100% vested at the grant date and have a remaining contractual term of 9.22 years. As of September 30, 2021, there was no unrecognized compensation expense related to these options as they were 100% vested upon issuance. The shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the President Options will be unregistered, and the option agreement does not include any obligation on the part of the Company to register such shares of common stock. Consequently, the Company has not recognized a contingent liability associated with registering the securities for the arrangement. As of September 30, 2021, the aggregate intrinsic value of the President Options was $0.

Underwriters Warrants

In conjunction with the IPO, the Company granted the underwriters warrants to purchase 172,500 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $12.50 per share. The warrants have a remaining contractual term of 4.21 years and are not exercisable prior to December 21, 2021. As of September 30, 2021, the aggregate intrinsic value of the warrants outstanding was $0.