International Flavors & Fragrances 8-K 2015
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Attached and being furnished hereby as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of a press release of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. ("IFF" or the "Company") dated May 12, 2015 reporting IFF's financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.
An audio webcast to discuss the Company's first quarter 2015 financial results and full year 2015 outlook will be held today, May 12, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. EST. Interested parties can access the webcast and accompanying slide presentation on the Company's website at www.iff.com under the Investor Relations section. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on the Company's website approximately one hour after the event and will remain available on the IFF website for one year.
Non-GAAP financial measures: In the attached press release and the referenced audio webcast, the Company uses the following non-GAAP financial operating measures: (i) adjusted earnings per share, (ii) adjusted operating profit, (iii) currency neutral adjusted operating profit, (iv) adjusted operating profit margin, (v) currency neutral sales, (vi) adjusted research, selling and administrative (RSA) expenses, (vii) adjusted effective tax rate and (viii) adjusted gross profit margin. Such information is supplemental to information presented in accordance with GAAP and is not intended to represent a presentation in accordance with GAAP. In discussing the Company’s historical and expected future results and financial condition, the Company believes it is meaningful for investors to be made aware of and to be assisted in a better understanding of, on a period-to-period comparable basis, financial amounts both including and excluding these identified items, as well as the impact of exchange rate fluctuations. The Company believes such additional non-GAAP information provides investors with an overall perspective of the period-to-period performance of our business. In addition, management internally reviews each of these non-GAAP measures to evaluate performance on a comparative period-to-period basis in terms of absolute performance, trends and expected future performance with respect to our business. A material limitation of these non-GAAP measures is that such measures do not reflect actual GAAP amounts. The Company compensates for such limitations by presenting the reconciliations contained in the attached press release to the most directly comparable GAAP measure. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press Release of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., dated May 12, 2015
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.