Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2024
Equity [Abstract]  
During the three months ended March 31, 2024, the Company paid $72.6 million, or $0.15 per share, in cash dividends compared to $64.1 million, or $0.13 per share, during the same period in 2023.
The Company withholds shares from employees for the payment of their taxes on equity awards that have vested. The Company withheld $11.3 million and $9.8 million in connection with employee tax obligations during the three month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively. The Company did not repurchase shares on the open market during the three months ended March 31, 2024 and March 31, 2023.
The following table summarizes the components of the Company’s stock-based compensation programs recorded as expense:
Three Months Ended
March 31,
(in thousands) 2024 2023
Restricted shares and PSUs:
Compensation expense $ 6,607  $ 5,755 
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
As more fully discussed in Note 13 of the Company’s notes to the consolidated financial statements in its 2023 Annual Report on Form 10-K, shareholders approved the Rollins, Inc. 2022 Employee Stock Purchase Plan which provides eligible employees with the option to purchase shares of Company common stock, at a discount, through payroll deductions during six-month offering periods. The most recent purchase period for the ESPP began on January 1, 2024, and will end on June 30, 2024. The Company recorded compensation expense associated with its ESPP of $0.6 million during the three months ended March 31, 2024. Compensation expense for the ESPP is included in cost of services provided and sales, general and administrative expenses in our condensed consolidated statements of income.