|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
NOTE 12 - STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
As of September 30, 2019, I.D. Systems was authorized to issue 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share. I.D. Systems’ Board of Directors had the authority to issue shares of preferred stock and to determine the price and terms of those shares. No shares of preferred stock of I.D. Systems are issued and outstanding (See Note 23).
Stock repurchase program
On November 3, 2010, I.D. Systems’ Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of issued and outstanding shares of I.D. Systems’ common stock having an aggregate value of up to $3,000,000 pursuant to a share repurchase program. The repurchases under the share repurchase program are made from time to time in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions and are funded from I.D. Systems’ working capital. The amount and timing of such repurchases is dependent upon the price and availability of shares, general market conditions and the availability of cash, as determined at the discretion of I.D. Systems’ management. All shares of common stock repurchased under I.D. Systems’ share repurchase program are held as treasury stock. I.D. Systems did not purchase any shares of its common stock under the share repurchase program during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2019. As of September 30, 2019, I.D. Systems has purchased a total of approximately 310,000 shares of its common stock in open market transactions under the share repurchase program for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1,340,000, or an average cost of $4.33 per share.
Shares Withheld or Repurchased
During the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2019, 120,000 and 44,000 shares, respectively, of I.D. Systems’ common stock were withheld to satisfy minimum tax withholding obligations in connection with the vesting of restricted shares and to pay the exercise price of stock options in the aggregate amount of $870,000 and $291,000, respectively.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef