Ethan Allen Interiors 8-K 2005
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): July 28, 2005
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (203) 743-8000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN REPORT
The information contained within Item 2.02 in this Form 8-K and the Exhibits attached hereto shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
On July 28, 2005, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (Ethan Allen or the Company) issued a press release setting forth its operating results for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2005. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and hereby incorporated by reference.
Also on July 28, 2005, Ethan Allen conducted a conference call during which certain unaudited, non-GAAP financial information related to the Companys operations for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2004 was disclosed. This information is set forth in the attached Exhibit 99.2.
Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 include references to the Company's (i) consolidated operating profit, (ii) wholesale operating profit, (iii) net income, (iv) earnings per share, and (v) earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"), all excluding the effects of restructuring and impairment charges recorded during the three months ended June 30, 2004 as a result of the Company's decision to consolidate selected manufacturing facilities during that period. A reconciliation of these financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measure reported in accordance with GAAP is also provided in Exhibit 99.2.
Management believes that excluding items which are deemed to be non-recurring in nature from financial measures such as operating profit, wholesale operating profit, net income, and earnings per share, allows investors to more easily compare and evaluate the Company's financial performance relative to prior periods and industry comparables. These adjusted measures also aid investors in understanding the operating results of the Company absent such non-recurring or unusual events.
Management considers EBITDA an important indicator of the operational strength and performance of its business, including the ability of the Company to pay interest, service debt and fund capital expenditures. Given the nature of the Company's operations, including the tangible assets necessary to carry out its production and distribution activities, depreciation and amortization represent Ethan Allen's largest non-cash charge. As these non-cash charges do not affect the Company's ability to service debt or make capital expenditures, it is important to consider EBITDA in addition to, but not as a substitute for, operating income, net income and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, including cash flow measures such as operating cash flow. Further, EBITDA is one measure used to determine compliance with the Company's existing credit facility.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.