Beazer Homes USA 8-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Date of Report: June 7, 2005
BEAZER HOMES USA, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
1000 Abernathy Road, Suite 1200
Atlanta Georgia 30328
(Address of Principal
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
In connection with its previously announced offering of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2015, Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (the Company) disclosed the following non-GAAP financial information and metrics relating to the six month periods ended March 31, 2004 and March 31, 2005. The Company also disclosed adjusted net income of $115.6 million for the six months ended March 31, 2005 and adjusted non-GAAP information discussed below for the six months ended March 31, 2005 in each case excluding the effect of the previously disclosed $130.2 million goodwill impairment charge taken during the period. In the table and discussion below dollars are in thousands.
EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) equals net income before (a) previously capitalized interest amortized to costs and expense and (b) income taxes. EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) is calculated by adding depreciation and amortization for the period to EBIT. EBIT and EBITDA are not generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial measures. EBIT and EBITDA should not be considered alternatives to net income determined in accordance with GAAP as an indicator of operating performance, nor an alternative to cash flows from operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP as a measure of liquidity. Because some analysts and companies may not calculate EBIT and EBITDA in the same manner as Beazer Homes, the EBIT and EBITDA information presented above may not be comparable to similar presentations by others.
EBITDA is a measure commonly used in the homebuilding industry and is presented to assist in understanding the ability of our operations to generate cash in addition to the cash needed to service existing interest requirements and ongoing tax obligations. By providing a measure of available cash, management believes that this non-GAAP measure enables holders of our outstanding senior indebtedness to better understand our cash performance and our ability to service our debt obligations as they currently exist and as additional indebtedness is incurred in the future. The measure is useful in budgeting and determining capital expenditure levels because it enables management to evaluate the amount of cash that will be available for discretionary spending.
A reconciliation of EBITDA and EBIT to cash provided/(used) by operations, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided below for each period presented (in thousands):
Exclusive of the $130,235 goodwill impairment charge, adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended March 31, 2005 were $220,510 and $230,145, respectively, and the ratios of adjusted EBIT to interest incurred and adjusted EBITDA to interest incurred during the same period were 5.32x and 5.55x, respectively.
Adjusted net income, adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended March 31, 2005 exclude the effects of a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $130,235 recorded during the second quarter of fiscal 2005. Management believes that these adjusted financial results and metrics are useful to both management and investors in the analysis of the Companys financial performance when comparing it to prior periods and that they provide investors with an important perspective on the current underlying operating performance of the business by isolating the impact of the goodwill impairment charge related to a previous acquisition. Adjusted net income, adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA are not GAAP financial measures. These adjusted numbers should not be considered alternatives to net income determined in accordance with GAAP as an indicator of operating performance, nor an alternative to cash flows from operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP as a measure of liquidity.
Below is a reconciliation (in thousands) of adjusted net income, adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA to net loss, EBIT and EBITDA for the six months ended March 31, 2005.
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.