Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Stock-based and Long-Term Compensation (Tables)

v2.4.1.9
Stock-based and Long-Term Compensation (Tables)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]  
Schedule of Stock Option Valuation Assumptions
The weighted average assumptions used in the model for 2012 grants are as follows:
 
 
2012
Risk-free interest rate
 
0.89
%
Estimated life in years
 
4.76

Dividend yield
 
%
Volatility
 
43
%
Schedule Stock Options Activity
The following table presents the number and weighted average exercise price (“WAEP”) of options to purchase Ascent Capital Series A common stock granted to certain Monitronics employees:
 
 
 
Series A
common stock
 
WAEP
Outstanding at January 1, 2014
 
229,967

 
$
49.39

Granted
 

 

Exercised
 
(4,557
)
 
50.06

Forfeited
 
(3,000
)
 
50.47

Outstanding at December 31, 2014
 
222,410

 
49.36

Exercisable at December 31, 2014
 
91,645

 
$
48.49

Schedule of Unvested Restricted Stock Units Roll Forward
The following table presents the number and weighted average fair value (“WAFV”) of unvested restricted stock awards granted to certain Monitronics employees:
 
 
Series A
common stock
 
WAFV
Outstanding at January 1, 2014
 
66,677

 
$
48.36

Granted
 
17,639

 
63.99

Vested
 
(21,866
)
 
48.81

Canceled
 
(900
)
 
50.47

Outstanding at December 31, 2014
 
61,550

 
$
52.64