|FIRST DATA CORP filed this Form 10-Q on 10/31/2018|
FIRST DATA CORPORATION
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Note 4: Stock Compensation Plans
The Company provides stock-based compensation awards to its employees. Total stock-based compensation expense recognized in the "Cost of revenues" and “Selling, general, and administrative” line items of the unaudited consolidated statements of income resulting from stock options, non-vested restricted stock awards, and non-vested restricted stock units was as follows for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017:
The Company's employees are granted restricted stock awards or units on an annual basis, which generally vest 20% on the first anniversary, 40% on the second anniversary, and the remaining 40% on the third anniversary. For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, 11 million restricted stock awards and units were granted at a weighted average price per share of $16.34. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, 21 million restricted stock awards and units were granted at a weighted average price per share of $16.98.
As of September 30, 2018, there was $29 million and $305 million of total unrecognized compensation expense related to non-vested stock options and restricted stock awards and units, respectively.
The Company paid approximately $28 million and $4 million for the three months ending September 30, 2018 and 2017 and $107 million and $87 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively; for taxes related to the settlement of vested stock-based awards.
For additional information on the Company’s stock compensation plans, see note 4 “Stock Compensation Plans” in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.
Note 5: Net Income Per Share Attributable to First Data Corporation
Basic net income per share is calculated by dividing net income attributable to FDC by the weighted-average shares outstanding during the period, without consideration for any potential dilutive shares. Diluted net income per share has been computed to give effect to the impact, if any, of shares issuable upon the assumed exercise of the Company’s common stock equivalents, which consist of outstanding stock options and unvested restricted stock. The dilutive effect of potentially dilutive securities is reflected in net income per share by application of the treasury stock method. Under the treasury stock method, an increase in the fair value of the Company’s common stock can result in a greater dilutive effect from potentially dilutive securities. Both Class A and B common stock are included in the net income per share attributable to First Data Corporation calculation because they have the same rights other than voting.