Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stockholders' Equity

Stockholders' Equity
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Class of Stock Disclosures [Abstract]  
Stockholders' Equity Note 8 - Stockholders’ Equity
Stock Issuance — In February 2017, we issued 800,000 shares (on a post-split basis or 12,000,000 shares on pre-split basis) of common stock, par value $0.16 2/3 per share, at the public offering price of $2.10 per share, and 500,000 shares of the Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $1.00 per share, with a liquidation preference of $100 per share, for total net proceeds of $72.3 million, after underwriting discount and offering expenses.
Unless converted earlier, each share of our Convertible Preferred Stock will automatically convert into between 2.7605 and 3.1746 shares (on a post-split basis) of our common stock (respectively, the “minimum conversion rate” and “maximum conversion rate”), subject to anti-dilution adjustments. The number of shares of our common stock issuable on conversion will be determined based on the volume weighted-average price of our common stock over the 20 consecutive trading day period beginning on, and including, the 23rd scheduled trading day immediately preceding March 31, 2020. Except in limited circumstances, at any time prior to March 31, 2020, a holder may convert Convertible Preferred Stock into shares of our common stock at the minimum conversion rate of 2.7605 shares (on a post-split basis) of common stock per share of Convertible Preferred Stock, subject to anti-dilution adjustments.
Dividends — The dividends on our Convertible Preferred Stock are payable on a cumulative basis when, as, and if declared by our board of directors, or an authorized committee of our board of directors, at an annual rate of 7.25 percent of the liquidation preference of $100 per share. We may pay declared dividends in cash or, subject to certain limitations, in shares of our common stock, or in any combination of cash and shares of our common stock on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 of each year, commencing on June 30, 2017 and ending on, and including, March 31, 2020.
On August 23, 2018, the Company declared a cash dividend of $1.8125 per share of our Convertible Preferred Stock for the period beginning on June 30, 2018 and ending on September 29, 2018, which was paid on September 28, 2018 to holders of record of the Convertible Preferred Stock as of September 15, 2018.    
Rights agreement — On July 12, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company declared a dividend of one right (“Right”) for each outstanding share of common stock to common stockholders of record at the close of business on July 27, 2018, which was amended by the Board of Directors on August 23, 2018 (the “Rights Plan”). On August 23, 2018, our Board of Directors approved an amendment and restatement of the Rights Agreement, dated as of July 12, 2018, between the Company and Equiniti Trust Company, as Rights Agent (as amended and restated, the “Section 382 Rights Agreement”). The purpose of the Section 382 Rights Agreement is to protect value by preserving the Company’s ability to use its net operating losses and foreign tax credits (“Tax Benefits”).
Each Right entitles the registered holder to purchase from the Company a unit consisting of one one-thousandth of a share (a “Fractional Share”) of Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock, par value $1.00 per share, at a purchase price of $52.50 per Fractional Share, subject to adjustment. Initially, the Rights are attached to all outstanding shares of common stock. The Rights will separate from the common stock and a “Distribution Date” will occur, with certain exceptions, upon the earlier of (i) 10 days following a public announcement that a person or group of affiliated or associated persons (an “Acquiring Person”) has acquired, or obtained the right to acquire, beneficial ownership of 4.9% or more of the outstanding shares of common stock, or (ii) 10 business days following the commencement of a tender offer or exchange offer that would result in a person’s becoming an Acquiring Person. Each person or group of affiliated or associated persons that was a beneficial owner of 4.9% or more of the outstanding shares of common stock at the time of the adoption of the Section 382 Rights Agreement was grandfathered in at its then-current ownership level, but the Rights will become exercisable if at any time after the adoption of the Section 382 Rights Agreement, such person or group increases its ownership of common stock by one share or more. Any person or group of affiliated or associated persons who proposes to acquire 4.9% or more of the outstanding shares of common stock may apply to our Board of Directors in advance for an exemption. The Rights are not exercisable until the Distribution Date and will expire at the earliest of (i) the close of business on August 23, 2021, (ii) the redemption or exchange of the Rights by the Company, (iii) the date on
which our Board of Directors determines that the Rights Plan is no longer necessary for the preservation of a material Tax Benefit, (iv) the beginning of a taxable year of the Company for which our Board of Directors determines that no Tax Benefits may be carried forward, (v) July 12, 2019, if the affirmative vote of the majority of the Company’s stockholders has not been obtained with respect to ratification of the Rights Plan, and (vi) the occurrence of a “qualifying offer” (as described in the Section 382 Rights Agreement). If the rights become exercisable, each holder other than the Acquiring Person (and certain related parties) will be entitled to acquire shares of common stock at a 50% discount or the Company may exchange each right held by such holders for two shares of common stock.
Reverse Stock Split — On July 27, 2018, the Company’s 1-for-15 reverse stock split of its common stock became effective. Unless otherwise indicated, all common share and per common share data have been retroactively restated for all periods presented. The reverse stock split did not affect the par value of the common stock. Shareholders who otherwise would have been entitled to receive a fractional share of common stock as a result of the reverse stock split received cash in lieu of such fractional share. The Company’s Convertible Preferred Stock was not subject to the reverse stock split as proportionate adjustments were made to the minimum and maximum conversion rates of the Convertible Preferred Stock.