UTStarcom 8-K 2007
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 10, 2007
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
As disclosed in UTStarcom, Inc.s (the Company) current reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 8, 2006, February 2, 2007, and March 2, 2007, the Company has commenced a voluntary review of its historical equity award grant practices under the direction of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the Governance Committee) and with the assistance of independent legal counsel and forensic accountants. As previously announced on February 1, 2007, the Governance Committee review found that in certain instances all actions that establish a measurement date under the requirements of Accounting Principles Board No. 25, Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees, had not occurred at the grant date, which had been used as the measurement date in accounting for Company stock option grants. A later date, when all such actions had taken place, should have been used as the measurement date for these stock options. The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company then determined, in consultation with and upon the recommendation of the Companys management, that the effect of using incorrect measurement dates would require the Company to record material additional stock-based compensation charges in its previously issued financial statements. The Company therefore previously announced, based on preliminary information, its previously issued financial statements for the years 2000 through 2006, including interim periods within these fiscal years, should no longer be relied upon. The Company previously announced that the restatement may involve additional non-cash compensation and related charges of approximately $50 million. After further investigation and review of the Companys practices, the Company now believes the estimated non-cash compensation and related charges will amount to approximately $35 million, as compared to the initial estimate of $50 million.
This information is preliminary and is subject to changes that might result from completion of the Governance Committees investigation, managements review of the findings of the Governance Committee, and audit by the Companys independent registered public accounting firm, but it provides managements best estimates based on available information.
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