Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Shareholders' Equity

Shareholders' Equity
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Shareholders' Equity [Abstract]  
Shareholders' Equity 14. SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Preferred stockAuthorized preferred stock consists of 500,000 shares with a par value of $25 per share. No shares of preferred stock were issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 or December 31, 2018.

Treasury stockOn June 20, 2019, the Board of Directors authorized and approved a share repurchase program for up to $10.0 million of the currently outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock over a period of 12 months.  Under the stock repurchase program, the Company intends to repurchase shares through open market purchases, privately-negotiated transactions, block purchases or otherwise in accordance with applicable federal securities laws, including Rule 10b-18 of the “Exchange Act”.

The Board of Directors also authorized the Company to enter into written trading plans under Rule 10b5-1 of the Exchange Act.  Adopting a trading plan that satisfies the conditions of Rule 10b5-1 allows a company to repurchase its shares at times when it might otherwise be prevented from doing so due to self-imposed trading blackout periods or pursuant to insider trading laws. Under any Rule 10b5-1 trading plan, the Company’s third-party broker, subject to Securities and Exchange Commission regulations regarding certain price, market, volume and timing constraints, would have authority to purchase the Company’s common stock in accordance with the terms of the plan.  The Company may from time to time enter into Rule 10b5-1 trading plans to facilitate the repurchase of its common stock pursuant to its share repurchase program.

From commencement of the plan in June 2019 through September 30, 2019, the Company had purchased 1,331,365 shares of common stock at an average price of $1.74 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $2.3 million under the plan. From October 1, 2019

through the settlement date of November 5, 2019, the Company has purchased 275,354 shares of its common stock at an average price of $2.01 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $0.6 million.

For the majority of restricted stock awards granted by the Company, the number of shares issued on the date the restricted stock
awards vest is net of shares withheld to meet applicable tax withholding requirements. Although these withheld shares are
not issued or considered common stock repurchases under the Company’s stock repurchase program, they are treated as common stock repurchases in our financial statements as they reduce the number of shares that would have been issued upon vesting. See Note 14 for further discussion.