Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Equity and Share-Based Compensation

Equity and Share-Based Compensation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Disclosure Of Compensation Related Costs Sharebased Payments [Abstract]  
Equity and Share-Based Compensation

3. Equity and Share-Based Compensation

During the first nine months of 2018, we issued 1,045 shares of our Class A common stock under our 2009 Long-Term Incentive Plan to our independent directors, in lieu of cash compensation, for services rendered in 2018. We valued the shares issued to our independent directors at estimated fair value based on the closing price of our shares on the date the shares were issued, which by policy is the last trading day of each quarter in which the services were rendered.

During the first nine months of 2018 and 2017, we recognized approximately $1.1 million and $1.3 million, respectively, of associated stock compensation expense. Total share-based compensation expense is reported in selling and operating expenses and corporate, general and administration expenses on our condensed consolidated statements of operations. There were 45,800 options exercised during the first nine months of 2018, with net proceeds of approximately $268,000.