SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION AND PROFITS INTERESTS
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2023
|SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION AND PROFITS INTERESTS [Abstract]|
|SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION AND PROFITS INTERESTS||SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION AND PROFITS INTERESTS
Restricted Stock and RSUs
On July 6, 2021, the Company adopted the 2021 Incentive Award Plan, which became effective on July 20, 2021, under which 6,600,000 shares of our Class A common stock were initially reserved for issuance. Pursuant to the terms of the 2021 Incentive Award Plan, the number of shares available for issuance under the 2021 Incentive Award Plan increases automatically on the first day of each calendar commencing on January 1, 2022 and ending on and including January 1, 2031, equal to the lesser of (a) 2% of the number of outstanding shares of our Class A common stock (calculated on an “as-converted” basis taking into account any and all securities (including membership interests in the Operating Company) convertible into, or exercisable, exchangeable, or redeemable for, Class A common stock) on the final day of the immediately preceding calendar year and (b) an amount determined by our board of directors. On January 1, 2023, the number of shares available under the 2021 Incentive Award Plan increased to 11,412,508. As of March 31, 2023, 4,346,353 shares remained available for future grants. Restricted Stock and RSUs are subject to graded vesting with approximately one-third of such grants vesting on the third, fourth and fifth anniversaries of the grant date. At vesting of the RSUs, the Company issues shares of Class A common stock.
The fair value of the Restricted Stock and RSUs is based upon our stock price at grant date and is expensed over the vesting period. We classify both Restricted Stock and RSUs as equity instruments. Share-based compensation expense is included in employee compensation and benefits in the condensed consolidated statement of operations, with the corresponding increase included in additional paid-in capital or non-controlling interests on the condensed consolidated balance sheet. If the recipient ceases to be employed by the Company prior to vesting of the Restricted Stock or RSUs, the awards are forfeited. During the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, the Company reversed approximately $0.2 million and $0.1 million, respectively, of share-based compensation related to Restricted Stock and RSU forfeitures.
Restricted Stock is Class A common stock with certain restrictions that relate to trading and carry the possibility of forfeiture. Holders of Restricted Stock have full voting rights and receive dividends during the vesting period. RSUs represent rights to one share of common stock for each unit. Holders of RSUs receive dividend equivalents during the vesting period but do not have voting rights.
During the three months ended March 31, 2023, 31,000 RSUs were issued at a weighted-average fair value per share of $12.05.
The following table summarizes Restricted Stock activity for the three months ended March 31, 2023:
The total value at grant date of Restricted Stock and RSUs granted during the three months ended March 31, 2023 and year ended December 31, 2022, was $38.3 million and $0.4 million, respectively. As of March 31, 2023, 7,581,258 shares of Restricted Stock and 97,637 RSUs were expected to vest with an aggregate intrinsic value of $85.9 million and $1.1 million, respectively.
As of March 31, 2023, the aggregate unrecognized compensation cost for all unvested Restricted Stock and RSU awards was $82.6 million, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.3 years.
The Operating Company issued profits interests in the Operating Company and certain Fund Managers in 2019, 2020, and 2021 to certain members of management to participate in the growth of the Operating Company and the respective Fund Managers. A holding company was formed for each of the Fund Managers to hold these profits interests. The holding company’s ownership equates from 5% to 40% of the related Fund Managers above a certain income and valuation threshold. The Operating Company issued two types of profits interests: (i) award shares and (ii) anti-dilutive shares. The fair value of these awards was determined using a Monte Carlo Valuation model. Each of the awards has an earnings threshold for distributions and equity appreciation. The grant date fair value of the profits interests awards are expensed over the vesting period. The award shares are subject to graded vesting with approximately one-third of such grants vesting on the third, fourth and fifth anniversaries of the grant date. The Operating Company also issued anti-dilutive awards to active partners. Since the anti-dilutive awards were fully vested, the Company recorded 100% of the fair value as share-based compensation in the year the anti-dilutive shares were granted. The 2019 and 2020 profits interests awards have been collapsed into shares of our Class A common stock and Class A Units, as further described in Note 16, “Shareholders’ Equity.”
In August 2022, the Company issued profits interests in certain Fund Managers to certain members of management to participate in the growth of the respective Fund Managers (the “2022 profits interests”). Each of the 2022 profits interests awards have an earnings threshold for distributions. The 2022 profits interests are also subject to continued employment and graded vesting with approximately one-third of such grants vesting on the first, second and third anniversary of the vesting commencement date. The grant date fair value was determined to be $8.0 million using a Monte Carlo Valuation model, which will be expensed over the respective vesting periods.
If the recipient of profits interests awards ceases to be employed by the Company after the awards vest, the Company has the option to repurchase such profits interests at fair value. If the recipient ceases to be employed by the Company prior to vesting, the recipient’s awards are forfeited.
At March 31, 2023, the aggregate unrecognized compensation cost for all unvested profits interests awards was $6.4 million, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 1.5 years.
The following table summarizes our share-based compensation expense associated with our profits interests awards, Restricted Stock, and RSUs, which is recorded in employee compensation and benefits on the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (in thousands):
As of March 31, 2023, unrecognized share-based compensation on Restricted Stock, RSUs and profits interests awards is expected to be recognized as follows (in thousands):