BRISTOW GROUP 8-K 2012
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): May 23, 2012
Bristow Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (713) 267-7600
Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report: NONE
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
ITEM 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 23, 2012, Bristow Group Inc. (the Company) issued a press release which summarized its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 (the Financial Results). This press release was issued in anticipation of a conference call and Q&A session starting at 10:00 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. CT) on Thursday, May 24, 2012, to review the Financial Results. A copy of the press release is furnished with this report as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated herein by reference.
The press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures under Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act), including Adjusted EBITDAR. Adjusted EBITDAR is calculated by taking our net income and adjusting for interest expense, depreciation and amortization, rent expense, benefit (provision) for income taxes, gain (loss) on disposal of assets and special items, if any. Additionally, our operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share in this release have been presented in certain instances excluding gain (loss) on disposal of assets and special items detailed in the press release; these items are presented as adjusted operating income, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share. Management believes that such non-GAAP financial measures are important metrics for evaluating our operating performance, and they provide investors with additional information that is not directly available in a GAAP presentation. Such non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors as they eliminate items that are not a function of our current operating performance and affect our GAAP results regardless of performance. In addition, certain of these items may vary significantly from period to period and may have a disproportionate effect in a given period, which may affect the comparability of the results. Such non-GAAP measures should not be viewed as an alternative to our GAAP financial statements, but should be read as a supplement to, and in conjunction with, our GAAP financial statements.
ITEM 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Limitation on Incorporation by Reference.
Information on Bristows website is not incorporated by reference in this Form 8-K. In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information set forth in this Form 8-K and the attached exhibits shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any registration statement or other filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act unless Bristow expressly states that such information is to be considered filed under the Exchange Act or incorporates it by specific reference in such a filing. The information set forth in Item 2.02 and the related exhibit furnished in Item 9.01 of this report shall not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this report on Form 8-K.
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.