SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 8, 2012
Lifetime Brands, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
1000 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, New York, 11530
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code) 516-683-6000
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) N/A
Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On November 8, 2012, Lifetime Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the Company’s results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. A copy of the Company’s press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
The press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 contains non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. For purposes of Regulation G, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position, or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. To supplement the Company’s results of operations presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company is presenting non-GAAP information regarding net income, adjusted to exclude undistributed earnings of investments, an extraordinary item, income taxes, interest, depreciation and amortization, restructuring expenses, stock compensation expense, acquisition related expenses, intangible asset impairment and loss on early retirement of debt. The Company is also presenting non-GAAP information regarding adjusted net income and adjusted diluted income per share regarding net income, adjusted to exclude intangible asset impairment, loss on early retirement of debt, an expense related to retirement benefit obligations, acquisition related expenses and the equity earnings from an entity that discontinued the sale of products in late 2011 and include adjustments to reflect a normalized annual tax rate.
These non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance the user’s overall understanding of the Company’s current financial performance. Specifically, the Company believes the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of the Company’s core operating results. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but are not a substitute for or superior to GAAP results. The non-GAAP measures included in the attached press release have been reconciled to the equivalent GAAP measure.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Date: November 8, 2012