|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2016
NOTE 6. EQUITY
As of each March 31, 2016, and December 31, 2015, there were 20,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, authorized and 9,992,941 shares issued and outstanding.
Non-Controlling Interests in Operating Partnership
We consolidate our Operating Partnership, which is a majority-owned partnership. As of March 31, 2016, and December 31, 2015, we owned 93.1% and 100.0%, respectively, of the outstanding OP Units.
On or after 12 months after becoming a holder of OP Units, each limited partner, other than the Company, has the right, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the partnership agreement of the Operating Partnership, to require the Operating Partnership to redeem all or a portion of such units in exchange for cash or, at the Company’s option, shares of our common stock on a one-for-one basis. The cash redemption per OP Unit would be based on the market price of our common stock at the time of redemption. A limited partner will not be entitled to exercise redemption rights if the delivery of common stock to the redeeming limited partner would breach restrictions on the ownership of common stock imposed under our charter and other limitations thereof.
Regardless of the rights described above, the Operating Partnership will not have an obligation to issue cash to a unitholder upon a redemption request if the Company elects to redeem the OP Units for shares of its common stock. When a non-Company unitholder redeems an OP Unit, non-controlling interest in the Operating Partnership is reduced, and stockholders’ equity is increased.
The Operating Partnership is required to make distributions on each OP Unit in the same amount as those paid on each share of the Company’s common stock, with the distributions on the OP Units held by the Company being utilized to make distributions to the Company’s common stockholders.
As of March 31, 2016, there were 745,879 OP Units held by non-controlling limited partners.
The distributions to common stockholders declared by our Board of Directors and paid by us during the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 are reflected in the table below.
We will provide information related to the federal income tax characterization of our 2016 distributions in an IRS Form 1099-DIV, which will be mailed to our stockholders in January 2017.
We filed a universal registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-194539) with the SEC on March 13, 2014, which the SEC declared effective on April 2, 2014. This universal registration statement permits us to issue up to an aggregate of $300.0 million in securities, consisting of common stock, senior common stock, preferred stock, subscription rights, debt securities and depository shares, including through separate, concurrent offerings of two or more of such securities. As of March 31, 2016 we have issued 2,156,080 shares of common stock for gross proceeds of $23.3 million under this universal registration statement.
On August 7, 2015, we entered into equity distribution agreements (commonly referred to as “at-the-market agreements” or our “Sales Agreements”) with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., Inc., each a “Sales Agent,” under which we may issue and sell, from time to time and through the Sales Agents, shares of our common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $30.0 million (the “ATM Program”). During the three months ended March 31, 2016, no shares were issued or sold under the ATM Program. Through March 31, 2016, we have issued and sold 32,627 shares of our common stock at an average sales price of $9.19 per share under the ATM Program for gross proceeds of approximately $300,000 and net proceeds of $295,000.
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.
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