Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stock-Based Compensation

Stock-Based Compensation
6 Months Ended
Aug. 02, 2014
Share-based Compensation [Abstract]  
Stock-Based Compensation
Stock-Based Compensation
We grant stock-based compensation awards to employees and non-employee directors under our equity compensation plan. On May 16, 2014, our stockholders approved the J. C. Penney Company, Inc. 2014 Long-Term Incentive Plan (2014 Plan), which has a fungible share design in which each stock option will count as one share issued and each stock award will count as two shares issued. The 2014 Plan reserved 16 million shares or 32 million options for future grants and will terminate on May 31, 2019.  In addition, shares underlying any outstanding stock award or stock option grant canceled prior to vesting or exercise become available for use under the 2014 Plan. On May 21, 2014, the Company also approved an equity inducement award plan (2014 Equity Inducement Plan) which reserved 750,000 restricted stock units to grant to a certain officer of the Company in connection with his employment. Our prior 2012 Long-Term Incentive Plan (2012 Plan) terminated on May 16, 2014, except for outstanding awards, and all subsequent awards have been granted under the 2014 Plan or the 2014 Equity Inducement Plan. Under the terms of the 2014 Plan, all grants made after January 31, 2014 reduce the shares available for grant under the 2014 Plan. As of August 2, 2014, a maximum of 25.2 million shares of stock were available for future grant under the 2014 Plan.
Stock-based compensation expense for the three months ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013 was $11 million and $18 million, respectively. Stock-based compensation expense for the six months ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013 was $21 million and $32 million, respectively. During the first half of 2014, the Company granted the following stock-based compensation awards:
Restricted Stock Units (RSU)
Stock Options
Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value
Grant Date
Weighted Average Exercise Price
March 3, 2014





March 20, 2014





March 27, 2014





May 20, 2014(1)










Includes approximately 224,000 RSUs that were granted under the 2014 Equity Inducement Plan.

Performance-based stock options and awards that ultimately vest are dependent on market performance targets measured by either the performance of the Company’s common stock (market condition) or on the achievement of a 2014 internal profitability target (performance condition).

In addition to the grants above, on March 20, 2014, we granted approximately 2.3 million phantom units as part of our management incentive compensation plan, which are similar to RSUs in that the number of units granted was based on the price of our stock, but the units will be settled in cash based on the value of our stock on the vesting date, limited to $16.72 per phantom unit. The fair value of the awards is remeasured at each reporting period and was $9.63 per share as of August 2, 2014. Compensation expense, which is variable, is recognized over the vesting period with a corresponding liability, which is recorded in Other accounts payable and accrued expenses in our unaudited Interim Consolidated Balance Sheets. We also granted approximately 157,000 fully vested RSUs to directors on May 21, 2014 with a fair value of $8.60 per RSU award.