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): December 14, 2012
ATKORE INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
16100 South Lathrop Avenue
Harvey, Illinois 60426
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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On December 14, 2012, Atkore International Holdings Inc. (the Company) issued the news release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 reporting the consolidated financial results for the fiscal year 2012 fourth quarter (the Earnings Release).
In the Earnings Release, the Company utilizes certain non-GAAP financial measures. A non-GAAP financial measure is defined as a numerical measure of a registrants historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding amounts, that are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statement of operations, balance sheet or statement of cash flows of the registrant; or includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of including amounts, that are excluded from the most directly comparable measure so calculated and presented. Operating and statistical measures and certain ratios and other statistical measures are not non-GAAP financial measures. GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.
EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) plus (i) income tax (benefit) expense, (ii) interest expense, net and (iii) depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is not a recognized term under GAAP and does not purport to be an alternative to net income as a measure of operating performance. Additionally, EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow available for managements discretionary use, as it does not consider certain cash requirements such as interest payments, tax payments and other debt service requirements. In the Earnings Release, the Company has provided information regarding Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA adjusted to exclude non-cash items, unusual items and other adjustments permitted in calculating covenant compliance (if and when applicable) under the Companys $250 million asset-based credit facility (the ABL Credit Facility). As permitted under the ABL Credit Facility, Adjusted EBITDA also gives effect to certain net savings that management believes it can realize as a stand-alone company and includes the estimated twelve-month benefit associated with cost saving initiatives undertaken by us during the stated period as if those initiatives had been fully implemented at the beginning of the period, less amounts achieved and reflected in the financial statements for the period. We believe that the inclusion of supplementary adjustments to EBITDA applied in presenting Adjusted EBITDA is appropriate to provide additional information to investors, analysts and other interested parties who will consider Adjusted EBITDA useful in measuring our ability to meet our debt service obligations and to comply with the fixed-charge coverage ratio covenant (if and when applicable) under the ABL Credit Facility.
Adjusted Economic EBITDA differs from Adjusted EBITDA results by substituting an estimate of the current period current market materials cost for the accounting cost which is done on a FIFO basis. The Company believes this measure provides a more accurate view of the economic performance by aligning the relationship between pricing and steel cost in the same period. Use of the FIFO costing method results in higher spreads when steel costs are rising, and lower spreads when steel costs are falling. The difference may be significant, resulting in distorted performance comparisons. The use of Adjusted Economic EBITDA eliminates a significant portion of this volatility.
Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are contained in Supplemental Schedules E and F to the Earnings Release.
The Company has reclassified certain prior period amounts to conform to the current period presentation within the financial statements due to restatements for discontinued operations and the reorganization of the Companys reportable segments.
All of the information furnished in Items 2.02 and 9.01 of this report and the accompanying exhibit shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and shall not be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless expressly incorporated by reference therein.
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 hereunto duly authorized.