|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
NOTE 7 – STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Common stock issued
On February 12, 2020, Duos Technologies Group, Inc., a Florida corporation (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc. (“ThinkEquity”), as representative of the underwriters listed therein (the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell to the Underwriters in a firm commitment underwritten public offering (the “Offering”) an aggregate of 1,350,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), at a public offering price of $6.00 per share. In addition, the Underwriters were granted an over-allotment option (the “Over-allotment Option”) for a period of 45 days to purchase up to an additional 202,500 shares of Common Stock. The Offering closed on February 18, 2020. The Common Stock began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol DUOT on February 13, 2020.
On February 20, 2020, pursuant to and in compliance with the terms and conditions of the aforementioned Underwriting Agreement and the Offering, the Underwriters provided notice that they would partially exercise the Over-allotment Option to purchase 192,188 shares of Common Stock at $6.00 per share (the “Over-Allotment Exercise”). The sale of the Over-Allotment Exercise to purchase 192,188 shares of Common Stock closed on February 21, 2020.
In total, the Company issued 1,542,188 shares of common stock in connection with these underwritten public offerings and up listing to the Nasdaq Capital Market national exchange. The securities were issued pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333- 235455), as amended, which was declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on February 12, 2020 (the “Registration Statement”). The Company received gross proceeds of approximately $9.25 million for the Offering to date, including the exercise of the Over-Allotment Exercise, prior to deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the Company.
Common stock issued for exercise of warrants
During the first quarter of 2019, the Company entered into an agreement with two shareholders who were also holders of warrants to purchase shares of common stock in the aggregate amount of 214,286 shares, to reduce the exercise price of these warrants to $7.70 from the original exercise price of $9.10 based on immediate exercise. Both shareholders exercised these warrants in March 2019 for proceeds to the Company of $1,650,000.
Stock-based compensation expense recognized under ASC 718-10 for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, was $8,100 and $21,892, respectively, for stock options granted to employees and directors. This expense is included in selling, general and administrative expenses in the unaudited consolidated statements of operations. Stock-based compensation expense recognized during the period is based on the value of the portion of share-based payment awards that is ultimately expected to vest during the period. At March 31, 2020, the total compensation cost for stock options not yet recognized was $21,198. This cost will be recognized over the remaining vesting term of the options of approximately one year.
Employee Stock Options
A maximum of 178,572 shares were made available for grant under the 2016 Plan, as amended, and all outstanding options under the Plan provide a cashless exercise feature. The maximum number of shares was increased by shareholder approval to 321,429. The identification of individuals entitled to receive awards, the terms of the awards, and the number of shares subject to individual awards, are determined by our Board of Directors or the Compensation Committee, at their sole discretion. The aggregate number of shares with respect to which options or stock awards may be granted under the 2016 Plan and the purchase price per share, if applicable, shall be adjusted for any increase or decrease in the number of issued shares resulting from a stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split, recapitalization or similar event. As of March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, options to purchase 163,010 shares of common stock and 163,010 shares of common stock were outstanding under the 2016 Plan, respectively.
The Company has no expired employee stock options under the 2016 Plan at March 31, 2020.
On January 29, 2019, the Board of Directors appointed a new independent director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. As a result of the appointment, the new director was granted 8,572 stock options exercisable at $14.00 per share vesting one year from the date of grant. On March 31, 2019, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Duos Technologies Inc., resigned from her positions. Due to the resignation, the individual forfeited 14,286 stock options previously granted. On August 15, 2019, the Board of Directors appointed a new independent director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. As a result of the appointment, the new director was granted 8,572 stock options exercisable at $14.00 per share vesting one year from the date of grant. As of March 31, 2020, the remaining option expense is $29,298 of which $15,834 will be expensed during the remaining quarters of 2020 and the balance of $13,464 will be expensed in 2021.
The following is a summary of activity for warrants to purchase common stock for the three months ended March 31, 2020:
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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