|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
10. SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION
Effective July 1, 2015, our eligible employees commenced participation in the 2015 Long-Term Incentive Program. The 2015 Long-Term Incentive Program authorizes the Board to grant stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted shares, restricted share units, performance awards, and dividend equivalents. All grants are made by issuing new shares and no more than 4.0 million shares of common stock may be issued under the 2015 Long-Term Incentive Program. As of March 31, 2019, we had 2.3 million shares remaining available for issuance under the 2015 Long-Term Incentive Program.
Share-based compensation expense is included in selling, general, and administrative expense. The income tax effect associated with the vesting of awards is included in income tax expense. The following table presents share-based compensation amounts recognized in our condensed consolidated statements of operations, in thousands:
The following table presents a summary of our share-based compensation activity for the three months ended March 31 2019, in thousands, except per share amounts:
We had unrecognized share-based compensation expense relating to unvested awards as shown in the following table, dollars in thousands:
Our RSAs with performance-based conditions are evaluated on a quarterly basis with adjustments to compensation expense based on the likelihood of the performance target being achieved or exceeded. The following table shows the range of payouts and the related expense for our outstanding RSAs with performance-based conditions, in thousands:
During the first quarter of 2019, RSAs with performance-based conditions that were granted on February 22, 2016 vested based on cumulative three-year achievement of 88.6%. Total compensation expense recognized over the three-year performance period, net of forfeitures, was $1.7 million.
The fair value of our RSAs with a market-based condition granted under the 2015 Long-Term Incentive Program was determined using a Monte Carlo simulation. The following are key inputs in the Monte Carlo analysis for awards granted in 2019 and 2018:
The fair values of stock options granted under the 2015 Long-Term Incentive Program were calculated using the Black-Scholes Options Pricing Model. The following table presents the assumptions used to estimate the fair values of stock options granted in 2019 and 2018: