Ethan Allen Interiors 8-K 2010
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SECTION 2 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
The information contained within Item 2.02 of 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 October 27, 2010, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (“Ethan Allen” or the “Company”) issued a press release which contained certain preliminary operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and hereby incorporated by reference.
On October 28, 2010, Ethan Allen will conduct a conference call during which certain unaudited, non-GAAP financial information related to the Company’s operations for the three months ended September 30, 2010 will be disclosed. This information is set forth in the attached Exhibit 99.1.
Exhibit 99.1 includes 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 transition charges as a result of the Company’s decision to consolidate facilities, and certain non-operating income adjustments recorded during fiscal 2011, and fiscal 2010. A reconciliation of these financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measure reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) is also provided in Exhibit 99.1.
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 charges. 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 GAAP, including cash flow measures such as operating cash flow.
SECTION 9 – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.