Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

13. Stock Options

13. Stock Options
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]  
Stock Options

The Company has adopted the provisions of ASC 718 - Compensation which requires companies to measure the cost of employee services received in exchange for equity instruments based on the grant date fair value of those awards and to recognize the compensation expense over the requisite service period during which the awards are expected to vest.


On December 29, 2008, the Company adopted the Pacific Entertainment Corporation 2008 Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”), which provides for the issuance of qualified and non-qualified stock options to officers, directors, employees and other qualified persons. The Plan is administered by the Board of Directors of the Company or a committee appointed by the Board of Directors. The number of shares of the Company’s common stock initially reserved for issuance under the Plan was 110,000. On September 2, 2011, the shareholders holding a majority of the Company’s outstanding common stock adopted an amendment to the Company’s 2008 Stock Option Plan to increase the number of shares of common stock issuable under the plan to 500,000.


On September 18 2015, the Company adopted the Genius Brands International, Inc. 2015 Incentive Plan (the “2015 Plan”). The 2015 Plan was approved by our stockholders in September 2015. The 2014 Plan as approved by the stockholders authorized the issuance up to an aggregate of 450,000 shares of common stock. The Board of Directors amended the 2015 Plan to increase the total number of shares that can be issued under the 2015 Plan by 3,880,000 from 450,000 shares to 4,330,000 shares. The increase in shares available for issuance under the 2015 Plan was approved by stockholders on February 3, 2016.


The following schedule summarizes the changes in the Company’s stock option plan during the twelve months ended December 31, 2015:


    Options Outstanding Number of Shares     Exercise Price per Share     Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Life     Aggregate Intrinsic Value     Weighted Average Exercise Price per Share  
Balance at December 31, 2014     350     $ 6.00 – 33.60       2.29 years     $     $ 15.09  
Options Granted     4,300,000     $ 2.00       4.96 years     $     $ 2.00  
Options Exercised                                      
Options Expired     350                                  
Balance at December 31, 2015     4,300,000     $ 2.00       4.96 years     $     $ 2.00  
Exercisable December 31, 2014     350     $ 6.00 – 33.60       2.29 years     $     $ 15.09  
Exercisable December 31, 2015     286,406     $ 2.00       4.96 years     $     $ 2.00  


During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company granted options to purchase 4,300,000 shares of common stock to employees and directors of the Company. The stock options generally vest between one and three years. The fair value of these options was determined to be $4,041,937 million using the Black-Scholes option pricing model based on the following assumptions: (i) volatility rate of 277%%, (ii) discount rate of 2.04%, (iii) zero expected dividend yield, and (iv) expected life of 10 years.


As of December 31, 2015, the aggregate value of unvested options was $4,010,018, which will continue to be amortized as compensation cost as the options vest over three years, as applicable.


During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company recognized stock based compensation expense of $31,919. During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company did not recognize any stock based compensation expense.