Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stock-Based Compensation

Stock-Based Compensation
6 Months Ended
Mar. 28, 2015
Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]  
Stock-Based Compensation
Stock-Based Compensation
On February 4, 2015, our shareholders re-approved the Delta Apparel, Inc. 2010 Stock Plan ("2010 Stock Plan") that was originally approved by our shareholders on November 11, 2010. The re-approval of the 2010 Stock Plan, including the material terms of the performance goals included in the 2010 Stock Plan, enables us to continue to grant equity incentive compensation awards that are structured in a manner intended to qualify as tax deductible, performance-based compensation under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Since November, 2010, no additional awards have been or will be granted under either the Delta Apparel Stock Option Plan ("Option Plan") or the Delta Apparel Incentive Stock Award Plan ("Award Plan"); instead, all stock awards have been and will continue to be granted under the 2010 Stock Plan. Under the 2010 Stock Plan, the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors has the authority to determine the employees and directors to whom awards may be granted and the size and type of each award and manner in which such awards will vest. The awards available consist of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance stock, performance units, and other stock and cash awards. The aggregate number of shares of common stock that may be delivered under the 2010 Stock Plan is 500,000 plus any shares of common stock subject to outstanding awards under the Option Plan or Award Plan that are subsequently forfeited or terminated for any reason before being exercised. The 2010 Stock Plan limits the number of shares that may be covered by awards to any participant in a given calendar year and also limits the aggregate awards of restricted stock, restricted stock units and performance stock granted in any given calendar year. If a participant dies or becomes disabled (as defined in the 2010 Stock Plan) while employed by or serving as a director, all unvested awards become fully vested. The Compensation Committee is authorized to establish the terms and conditions of awards granted under the 2010 Stock Plan, to establish, amend and rescind any rules and regulations relating to the 2010 Stock Plan, and to make any other determinations that it deems necessary.
Compensation expense is recorded on the SG&A expense line item in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations over the vesting periods. During the three months ended March 28, 2015, and March 29, 2014, we recognized $0.5 million and $0.2 million in stock-based compensation expenses, respectively. We recognized $0.4 million in stock-based compensation expense during each of the six-month periods ended March 28, 2015, and March 29, 2014.
2010 Stock Plan
As of March 28, 2015, there was $4.4 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested awards granted under the 2010 Stock Plan. This cost is expected to be recognized over a period of 3.7 years. No awards were granted under the 2010 Stock Plan during the quarter ended March 28, 2015. During the first six months of fiscal year 2015, performance stock units representing 169,000 shares of our common stock were granted. Additionally, restricted stock units representing 355,000 shares of our common stock were granted.
Option Plan
All options granted under the Option Plan have vested. As such, no expense was recognized during the six months ended March 28, 2015, or for the six months ended March 29, 2014. No vested options were exercised during the three months ended March 28, 2015. During the six months ended March 28, 2015, vested options representing 14,000 shares of our common stock were exercised, and the shares issued, in accordance with their respective agreements.
Award Plan
All awards granted under the Award Plan have vested and been exercised, and no awards remain outstanding.