Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Share-Based Compensation

Share-Based Compensation
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Share-based Payment Arrangement [Abstract]  
Share-Based Compensation

11. Share-Based Compensation


In April 2020, the Company adopted the 2020 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The total number of shares authorized under the Plan as of September 30, 2021 was 650,686. The Plan increases the amount of shares issuable under the Plan by four percent of the outstanding shares of common stock at each January 1, each year. The Plan permits the granting of share-based awards, including stock options, restricted stock units and awards, stock appreciation rights and other types of awards as deemed appropriate, in each case, in accordance with the terms of the Plan. The terms of the awards are determined by the Company’s Board of Directors.


Restricted stock units


In July of 2020, 653,846 restricted stock units (“RSUs”) were granted, 50% of which vested on April 2, 2021 and the remaining 50% vest on April 2, 2022. In March of 2021, an additional 47,000 RSUs were granted, 50% of which vest on March 25, 2022 and the remaining 50% vest on March 25, 2023. Any unvested RSUs will be forfeited upon termination of services. The fair value of an RSU is equal to the fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. RSU expense is amortized straight-line over the vesting period.


The Company recorded share-based compensation expense associated with the RSUs in its accompanying consolidated statements of operations.

    Year Ended September 30,  
    2021     2020  
Research and development   $ 422,813     $ 105,694  
General and administrative     952,610       264,361  
    $ 1,375,423     $ 370,055  



Sonnet BioTherapeutics Holdings, Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements


The following table summarizes RSU activity under the Plan:

    RSU     Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value  
Unvested balance at September 30, 2019         $  
Granted     653,845     3.63  
Unvested balance at September 30, 2020     653,845     3.63  
Granted     47,000     2.38  
Vested     (326,920 )   3.63  
Forfeited     (10,657 )   3.63  
Unvested balance at September 30, 2021     363,268     $ 3.47  


As of September 30, 2021, total unrecognized compensation expense relating to unvested RSUs granted was $0.7 million, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of less than one year.