|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2023
|STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
During the six months ended June 30, 2023, the Company paid $128.0 million, or $0.26 per share, in cash dividends compared to $98.4 million, or $0.20 per share, during the same period in 2022.
During the six months ended June 30, 2023, and during the same period in 2022, the Company did not repurchase shares on the open market. However, in 2023 the Company purchased shares on behalf of employees for the Employee Stock Purchase Plan ("ESPP") discussed below.
The Company repurchases shares from employees for the payment of their taxes on restricted shares that have vested. The Company repurchased $0.4 million and $0.6 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2023, and 2022, and $11.8 million and $7.0 million for the six month periods ended June 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively.
Restricted Shares and Performance Share Unit Awards
As more fully discussed in Note 14 of the Company’s notes to the consolidated financial statements in its 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K, time-lapse restricted awards and restricted stock units (“restricted shares”) have been issued to officers and other management employees under the Company’s Employee Stock Incentive Plans. Beginning with the 2023 grant, restricted shares vest in 25 percent increments over four years from the date of the grant. Prior grants vest either over five years or over six years from the date of grant, depending on the year of the grant. Additionally, during 2023, certain executives were granted Performance Share Unit awards (PSUs) in addition to restricted shares. These awards will be expensed on a straight-line basis over the three-year vesting period.
The Company issues new shares from its authorized but unissued share pool. As of June 30, 2023, approximately 5.3 million shares of the Company’s common stock were reserved for issuance.
The following table summarizes the components of the Company’s stock-based compensation programs recorded as expense:
The following table summarizes information on unvested awards outstanding as of June 30, 2023:
As of June 30, 2023, and December 31, 2022, the Company had $64.2 million and $52.3 million of total unrecognized compensation cost, respectively, related to restricted shares and PSUs that are expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 3.3 years and 3.5 years, respectively.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
As more fully discussed in Note 14 of the Company’s notes to the consolidated financial statements in its 2022 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. The most recent purchase period for the ESPP began on January 1, 2023, and ended on June 30, 2023. The Company recorded compensation expense associated with the purchase period of $0.2 million and $0.4 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2023. 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.
The entire disclosure for equity.
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