Employee Equity Incentive Plans
|6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2012
|Employee Equity Incentive Plans [Abstract]
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Note 17: Employee Equity Incentive Plans
Our equity incentive plans are broad-based, long-term programs intended to attract and retain talented employees and align stockholder and employee interests.
Under the 2006 Equity Incentive Plan (the 2006 Plan), 596 million shares of common stock have been made available for issuance as equity awards to employees and non-employee directors. A maximum of 394 million of these shares can be awarded as non-vested shares (restricted stock) or non-vested share units (restricted stock units). As of June 30, 2012, 248 million shares remained available for future grant under the 2006 Plan.
The 2006 Stock Purchase Plan allows eligible employees to purchase shares of our common stock at 85% of the value of our common stock on specific dates. Rights to purchase shares are granted during the first and third quarters of each year. Under the 2006 Stock Purchase Plan, we made 373 million shares of common stock available for issuance through August 2016. As of June 30, 2012, 244 million shares were available for issuance under the 2006 Stock Purchase Plan.
We recognized $280 million of share-based compensation in the second quarter of 2012 and $554 million for the first half of 2012 ($262 million in the second quarter of 2011 and $562 million for the first half of 2011).
We estimate the fair value of restricted stock unit awards with time-based vesting using the value of our common stock on the date of grant, reduced by the present value of dividends expected to be paid on our common stock prior to vesting. We estimate the fair value of market-based restricted stock units using a Monte Carlo simulation model on the date of grant. We based the weighted average estimated values of restricted stock unit grants, as well as the weighted average assumptions that we used in calculating the fair value, on estimates at the date of grant, as follows:
We use the Black-Scholes option pricing model to estimate the fair value of options granted under our equity incentive plans and rights to acquire stock granted under our stock purchase plan. We based the weighted average estimated values of employee stock option grants and rights granted under the stock purchase plan, as well as the weighted average assumptions used in calculating these values, on estimates at the date of grant, as follows:
Restricted Stock Unit Awards
Activity with respect to outstanding restricted stock units (RSUs) for the first half of 2012 was as follows:
The aggregate fair value of awards that vested during the first half of 2012 was $1.1 billion, which represents the market value of Intel common stock on the date that the restricted stock units vested. The grant date fair value of awards that vested during the first half of 2012 was $723 million. The number of restricted stock units vested includes shares that we withheld on behalf of employees to satisfy the minimum statutory tax withholding requirements. As of June 30, 2012, 4 million of the outstanding restricted stock units were market-based restricted stock units.
Stock Option Awards
Activity with respect to outstanding stock options for the first half of 2012 was as follows:
During the first half of 2012, the aggregate intrinsic value of stock option exercises was $449 million, which represents the difference between the exercise price and the value of Intel common stock at the time of exercise.
Stock Purchase Plan
Employees purchased 10.3 million shares in the first half of 2012 (10.3 million shares in the first half of 2011) for $197 million ($181 million in the first half of 2011) under the 2006 Stock Purchase Plan.