BRUNSWICK CORPORATION (NYSE:BC) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

BRUNSWICK CORPORATION (NYSE:BC) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Item 2.02.Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

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On July 27, 2017, Brunswick Corporation (“Brunswick”) announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2017. The news release Brunswick issued announcing its second quarter 2017 earnings is incorporated herein by reference and is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

In the news release, Brunswick uses non-GAAP financial measures. A “non-GAAP financial measure” is a numerical measure of a registrant’s historical or future financial performance, financial position, or cash flows that excludes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding amounts, that are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of operations, balance sheets, or statements of cash flows of the issuer; or includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of including amounts, that are excluded from the most directly comparable measure so calculated and presented. Operating and statistical measures and certain ratios and other statistical measures are not non-GAAP financial measures. GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.

Brunswick has used certain of the financial measures that are included in the news release for several years, both in presenting its results to shareholders and the investment community and in its internal evaluation and management of its businesses. Brunswick’s management believes that these measures (including those that are non-GAAP financial measures) and the information they provide are useful to investors because they permit investors to view Brunswick’s performance using the same tools that Brunswick uses and to better evaluate Brunswick’s ongoing business performance. The measure diluted earnings per common share (EPS), as adjusted, is believed to be useful to investors because it represents a measure of Brunswick’s earnings, without the impact of restructuring, exit, and integration charges and the results of discontinued operations. Brunswick defines this measure as diluted earnings (loss) per common share from continuing operations, excluding the earnings per share impact of pension settlement charges, restructuring, exit, integration, and impairment charges, impairment charges for an equity method investment, loss on early extinguishment of debt, special tax items, and the results of discontinued operations. Brunswick’s management also believes that the measures adjusted operating earnings and adjusted pretax earnings are useful to investors because they provide a necessary and important perspective on Brunswick's operating performance and improve comparability of performance against prior periods. Brunswick defines adjusted operating earnings as operating earnings, excluding the earnings impact of pension settlement charges and restructuring, exit, integration, and impairment charges, and defines adjusted pretax earnings as earnings (loss) before income taxes, excluding the earnings impact of pension settlement charges, restructuring, exit, integration, and impairment charges, impairment charges for an equity method investment, and the loss on early extinguishment of debt. Brunswick’s management believes that the non-GAAP financial measure free cash flow is useful to investors because it is an indication of cash flow that may be available to fund investments in future growth initiatives. Brunswick defines free cash flow as cash flow from operating and investing activities (excluding cash provided by or used for acquisitions, investments, purchases or sales/maturities of marketable securities, and other investing activities). Brunswick does not provide forward-looking guidance for certain financial measures on a GAAP basis because it is unable to predict certain items contained in the GAAP measures without unreasonable efforts. These items may include pension settlement charges, restructuring, exit, and integration charges, special tax items, and certain other unusual adjustments.

Percentage changes in net sales expressed in constantcurrencyare presented to reflect the impact that changes incurrencyexchange rates had on net sales. To present this information, net sales transacted in currencies other than U.S. dollars are translated to U.S. dollars using 2016 exchange rates for the comparative period, using the average exchange rates in effect during that period. The percentage change in net sales expressed on a constant currency basis better reflects the changes in the underlying business trends, excluding the impact of translation arising from foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.

The information in this report and the exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits:

Exhibit No. Description of Exhibit

99.1

News Release, dated July 27, 2017, of Brunswick Corporation, announcing its second quarter 2017 earnings.


BRUNSWICK CORP Exhibit
EX-99.01 2 q22017exhibit99_1.htm NEWS RELEASE Exhibit                                                    Brunswick Corporation 1 N. Field Court Lake Forest,…
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About BRUNSWICK CORPORATION (NYSE:BC)

Brunswick Corporation (Brunswick) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products, including marine engines, boats, fitness and active recreation products. The Company operates in three segments, which include Marine Engine, Boat and Fitness. The Marine Engine segment manufactures and markets a range of outboard engines, sterndrive engines, inboard engines and marine parts and accessories, which are principally sold directly to boat builders, including Brunswick’s Boat segment, or through marine retail dealers and distributors across the world. The Boat segment designs, manufactures and markets fiberglass pleasure boats, offshore fishing boats, yachts and sport yachts, aluminum fishing boats, pontoon boats, deck boats and inflatable boats. The Fitness segment designs, manufactures and markets fitness equipment, including treadmills, total body cross-trainers, stair climbers, stationary bikes and strength-training equipment, as well as billiards tables and accessories.

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