|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2015
NOTE 15. EQUITY TRANSACTIONS
We account for stock-based compensation expense in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718, “Compensation-Stock Compensation.” As a result, $0.8 million, $1.6 million and $1.8 million of non-cash stock-based compensation expense has been recorded to additional paid-in capital for the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014, and 2013, respectively.
While we intend to pay regular quarterly distributions, the actual declaration of such future distributions and the establishment of the per share amount, record dates, and payment dates are subject to final determination by our Board of Directors and dependent upon future earnings, cash flows, financial requirements, and other factors. The current policy of the Board of Directors is to review each of these factors on a quarterly basis to determine the appropriate amount, if any, to allocate toward a cash distribution with the general principle of using approximately 20% of free cash flow. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure defined in Item 2, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included with this annual report on Form 10-K.
The following table shows distributions that have been declared and paid since January 1, 2013:
Based on the number of shares of Class A and Class B currently outstanding, and the currently approved distribution amount, we expect to pay total annual distributions of approximately $6.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2016.
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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