GCP APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES INC. (NYSE:GCP) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

GCP APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES INC. (NYSE:GCP) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On February 27, 2019, GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (GCP or the Company) issued a press release announcing fourth quarter and full year 2018 results. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report and is incorporated herein by reference. This information shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated herein by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
On February 22, 2019, GCPs Board of Directors approved a business restructuring and repositioning plan (the 2019 Plan). The 2019 Plan is focused on GCPs global supply chain strategy, processes and execution, including manufacturing, purchasing, logistics, and warehousing operations. The plan also addresses GCPs service delivery model primarily in North America to streamline the Companys pursuit of combined admixture and VERIFI>opportunities. We expect to incur total pre-tax costs in connection with the 2019 Plan of approximately $15 million to $20 million, of which approximately $5 million to $8 million represent restructuring costs and approximately $10 million to $12 million represent repositioning costs. In addition, we expect to incur $2 million of capital expenditures associated with the program.
Approximately $3 million to $5 million of the estimated pretax restructuring costs represent employee severance and other employee-related costs, while the remaining $2 million to $3 million represents facility exit costs, asset write-offs, and other-related costs. Repositioning costs primarily consist of consulting services to assist us in advancing our technology strategy. With the exception of asset write-offs, substantially all of the cost and capital expenditures associated with the 2019 Plan are expected to result in cash expenditures.
We expect to realize total annualized pre-tax cost savings associated with the 2019 Plan of approximately $22 million to $28 million in 2020. These savings are expected to benefit both the SCC and SBM operating segments. Substantially all of the restructuring actions under the 2019 Plan are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements, that is, information related to future, not past, events. Such statements generally include the words believes, plans, intends, targets, will, expects, suggests, anticipates, outlook, continues, or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements about expected financial positions; results of operations; cash flows; financing plans; business strategy; operating plans; capital and other expenditures; competitive positions; growth opportunities for existing products; benefits from new technology and cost reduction initiatives, plans and objectives; and markets for securities. Like other businesses, GCP is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause its actual results to differ materially from its projections or that could cause other forward-looking statements to prove incorrect. Factors that could cause actual results to materially differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, or that could cause other forward-looking statements to prove incorrect, include, without limitation, risks related to: the cyclical and seasonal nature of the industries that GCP serves; foreign operations, especially in emerging regions; changes in currency exchange rates; the cost and availability of raw materials and energy; the effectiveness of GCPs research and development, new product introductions and growth investments; acquisitions and divestitures of assets and gains and losses from dispositions; developments affecting GCPs outstanding liquidity and indebtedness, including debt covenants and interest rate exposure; developments affecting GCPs funded and unfunded pension obligations; warranty and product liability claims; legal proceedings; the inability to establish or maintain certain business relationships and relationships with customers and suppliers or the inability to retain key personnel; and the handling of hazardous materials and the costs of compliance with environmental regulation. These and other factors are identified and described in more detail in GCP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, which has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is available online at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on GCPs projections and forward-looking statements,
which speak only as the date thereof. GCP undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revision to the projections and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement, or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) >Exhibits
GCP Applied Technologies Inc. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 a2018q48-kexhibit991.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit GCP Applied Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results •4Q18 Net sales down 4.6%; Net Sales,…
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GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (GCP) is engaged in the production and sale of specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials, and packaging sealants and coatings. The Company operates through three segments: Specialty Construction Chemicals (SCC), Specialty Building Materials (SBM) and Darex Packaging Technologies (Darex). The SCC segment manufactures and markets products to manage the performance of Portland cement, and materials based on Portland cement, such as concrete admixtures and cement additives, as well as concrete production management systems. The SBM segment manufactures and markets building envelope products, residential building products and specialty construction products. The Darex segment manufactures and markets sealants and coatings for use in beverage and food containers, and other consumer and industrial applications. Its brands include ADVA, CBA, SYNCHRO, HEA2, TDA, STRUX, MIRA, ADPRUFE, HYDRODUCT, ADCOR, DARABLEND and APPERTA.

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