Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

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STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Equity [Abstract]  
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Stock Repurchase Program

On May 2, 2018, the Company’s board of directors authorized the repurchase of issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock having an aggregate value of up to $10.0 million pursuant to a share repurchase program. The authorization did not specify an expiration date. The repurchases under the share repurchase program were made in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions and were funded from the Company’s working capital. All shares of common stock repurchased under the Company’s share repurchase program were retired and restored to authorized but unissued shares of common stock at September 30, 2018. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company repurchased 686,492 shares of its common stock under the share repurchase program, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $2.0 million, or a weighted average cost of $2.93 per share. In accordance with ASC 505-30-30-8, we charged  the excess over the par value entirely to retained earnings in recognition of the fact that a corporation can capitalize or allocate retained earnings for such purposes. As of September 30, 2018, the Company had a remaining authorization of $8.0 million for future share repurchases.

Preferred Stock

Series A-1

During the quarter ended ended March 31, 2018, the Company retired all shares of the Series A-1 Preferred stock, $19.9 million or 153,000 shares; $15.3 million reduced the original recorded value of the Series A-1 Preferred stock and $4.6 million reduced the accreted value.

During the issuance of the Series A-1 Preferred stock, the Company incurred issuance costs of $1.0 million which were recorded as an offset to the preferred stock. Such costs have been recognized as a deemed dividend upon the redemption and retirement of the Preferred stock, which occurred during the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

The Company accretes changes in redemption value over the period from the date of issuance to the earliest redemption dates of the security. The increase in the redemption value is a deemed dividend that increases the carrying value of the Series A-1 Preferred Stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period with an offsetting decrease to additional paid-in-capital. The Company recorded a deemed dividend of $4.6 million during the second half of 2017, representing an increase to the Series A-1 Preferred Stock's redemption (liquidation) value.

On issuance of the Series A-1 Preferred stock, the Company agreed to issue to Soryn HLDR Vehicle II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, a fully vested common stock warrant (the “Warrant”), to initially purchase 2,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value per share of the Company at an exercise price of $3.18 per share, which increased to 2,355,506 shares in accordance with its terms. The Warrant has a term of three years. Upon the closing of the sale and issuance of the Series A-1 Preferred Stock on June 19, 2017, the Warrant was issuable for 2,000,000 shares, increased by an additional 309,136 shares on June 30, 2017 and an additional 46,370 shares on July 25, 2017.

The holder of the Warrant has the right to acquire a variable amount of common stock at a fixed price for the first 15 months. Under ASC 815-40-15-8A, the Warrant is not considered indexed to the Company’s stock, and thus it had a derivative feature and was classified as a liability for the first 15 months. The Company valued the Warrant at inception using a Monte Carlo valuation model, recording a $3.3 million warrant liability at inception, which was then marked-to-market at each reporting period with the change in fair value recorded in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. The change in fair value of the warrant liability for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 was a loss of $1.0 million and $3.4 million, respectively, and a gain of $1.5 million for both periods in 2017. On September 19, 2018, upon expiration of the 15 month period, the Warrant was marked-to-market and its value increased to $4.5 million and reclassified such amounts to equity.