|W&T OFFSHORE INC filed this Form 10-Q on 05/04/2017|
W&T OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Cash receipts, net, on commodity derivative contract settlements are included within Net cash provided by operating activities on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and were as follows (in thousands):
Offsetting Commodity Derivatives
All our commodity derivative contracts permit netting of derivative gains and losses upon settlement. In general, the terms of the contracts provide for offsetting of amounts payable or receivable between us and the counterparty, at the election of both parties, for transactions that occur on the same date and in the same commodity. If an event of default were to occur causing an acceleration of payment under our revolving bank credit facility, that event may also trigger an acceleration of settlement of our derivative instruments. If we were required to settle all of our open derivative contracts, we would be able to net payments and receipts per counterparty pursuant to the derivative contracts. Although our derivative contracts allow for netting, which would allow for recording assets and liabilities per counterparty on a net basis, we have historically accounted for our derivative contracts on a gross basis per contract as either an asset or liability.
6. Share-Based Compensation and Cash-Based Incentive Compensation
Awards to Employees. In 2010, the W&T Offshore, Inc. Amended and Restated Incentive Compensation Plan (the “Plan”) was approved by our shareholders, and amendments to the Plan were approved by our shareholders in May 2013 and in May 2016. The May 2016 amendment increased the number of shares available in the Plan by 3,300,000 shares. As allowed by the Plan, during the three months ended March 31, 2017 and the years 2016 and 2015, the Company granted restricted stock units (“RSUs”) to certain of its employees. RSUs are a long-term compensation component of the Plan, which are granted to only certain employees, and are subject to adjustments at the end of the applicable performance period based on the results of certain predetermined criteria. In addition to share-based compensation, the Company may grant to its employees cash-based incentive awards, which are a short-term component of the Plan and are typically based on the Company and the employee achieving certain pre-defined performance criteria.
As of March 31, 2017, there were 6,933,337 shares of common stock available for issuance in satisfaction of awards under the Plan. The shares available for issuance are reduced when RSUs are settled in shares of common stock, net of withholding tax. Although the Company has the option at vesting to settle RSUs in stock or cash, or a combination of stock and cash, only common stock has been used to settle vested RSUs to date.
RSUs currently outstanding related to the 2016 and 2015 grants have been adjusted for performance achieved against predetermined criteria for the applicable performance year. These RSUs continue to be subject to employment-based criteria and vesting occurs in December of the second year after the grant. The RSUs related to the 2017 grants are subject to performance-based criteria and employment-based criteria. See the second table below for potential vesting by year.
We recognize compensation cost for share-based payments to employees over the period during which the recipient is required to provide service in exchange for the award. Compensation cost is based on the fair value of the equity instrument on the date of grant. The fair values for the RSUs granted during 2017, 2016 and 2015 were determined using the Company’s closing price on the grant date. We are also required to estimate forfeitures, resulting in the recognition of compensation cost only for those awards that are expected to actually vest.
All RSUs awarded are subject to forfeiture until vested and cannot be sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of during the restricted period.