HILL INTERNATIONAL,INC. (NYSE:HIL) Files An 8-K Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim ReviewItem 4.02(a)Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review.
On September20, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Hill International,Inc. (the “Company”), upon the recommendation of the Audit Committee of the Board, determined that the Company’s previously issued financial statements for each of the years ended December31, 2016, 2015 and 2014 and the quarters ended March31, June30, and September30 in 2015 and 2016 included in the Company’s Annual Reports on Form10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form10-Q for such periods and together with all three, six- and nine- month financial information contained therein and the Quarterly Report on Form10-Q for the quarter ended March31, 2017 (collectively, the “Non-Reliance Periods”) can no longer be relied upon. Therefore, all earnings press releases and similar prior communications issued by the Company as well as other prior statements made by or on behalf of the Company relating to those periods should not be relied upon. The Company intends to file the restated annual and quarterly financial statements for the Non-Reliance Periods (the “Restated Filings”) as soon as practicable. The Company has discussed these matters with KPMG LLP, the Company’s current independent registered public accounting firm, and has notified EisnerAmper LLP, the Company’s former independent registered public accounting firm during the Non-Reliance Periods, of these matters.
The Board’s decision to restate these financial statements is in connection with the Company’s on-going review of the accounting for the sale of the Company’s Construction Claims Group and other comprehensive income (loss), including foreign currency translation adjustments related to intercompany balances (“Foreign Currency Adjustments”). The Company, with the assistance of outside financial consultants, is in the process of evaluating its historical and current practices with respect to accounting for Foreign Currency Adjustments in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. In connection with this evaluation, the Company has determined that its previous accounting treatment for certain Foreign Currency Adjustments during the Non-Reliance Periods was not appropriate.
Although the Company continues its assessment of adjustments that may be required, the Company currently expects that these adjustments will result in aggregate (1)increases in selling, general and administrative expenses; (2)decreases in operating profit; (3)decreases in accumulative other comprehensive loss; and (4)decreases in retained earnings. The preliminary overall net Foreign Currency Adjustment to previously reported results is expected to range between $25 million and $35 million across the Non-Reliance Periods. The Foreign Currency Adjustments result in pre-tax, non-cash financial statement corrections but are not currently expected to result in any significant change to stockholders’ equity.
The amounts above are unaudited estimates and are subject to change. There can be no assurance that the actual effects of the corrections on the Company’s consolidated financial statements will not differ materially from the Company’s current expectation set forth above, or that additional items in need of correction will not be discovered. The Company is continuing to evaluate the total amount of the adjustments and the specific impact on each Non-Reliance Period.
The Company’s management is assessing the effectiveness of its internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures. The Company will amend any disclosures