LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION (NYSE:LPX) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION (NYSE:LPX) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

The information in this item and Exhibit 99.1, Exhibit 99.2 and Exhibit 99.3, attached hereto, is being furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission and shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

On February13, 2018, Louisiana – Pacific Corporation issued a press release announcing financial results for the quarter and year ended December31, 2017, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the attached press release discloses continuing earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA from continuing operations”) which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Additionally, it discloses Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations which further adjusts EBITDA from continuing operations to exclude stock based compensation expense, (gain) loss on sale or impairment of long lived assets, other operating credits and charges, early debt extinguishment and investment income. It also discloses adjusted income from continuing operations which excludes (gain) loss on sale or impairment of long-lived assets, interest outside of normal operations, other operating credits and charges, net, early debt extinguishment and adjusts for a normalized tax rate. EBITDA from continuing operations, Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations and adjusted income from continuing operations are not a substitute for the GAAP measure of net income or operating cash flows or other GAAP measures of operating performance or liquidity. A copy of the reconciliation of EBITDA from continuing operations, Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations and adjusted income from continuing operations for the quarter and twelve months ended December31, 2017 and 2016 is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and Exhibit 99.3 and incorporated herein by reference.

We have EBITDA from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations in the press release because we use them as important supplemental measures of our performance and believe that similarly-titled measures are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested persons in the evaluation of companies in our industry, some of which present similarly-titled measures when reporting their results. We use EBITDA from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations to evaluate our performance as compared to other companies in our industry that have different financing and capital structures and/or tax rates. It should be noted that companies calculate similarly-titled measures differently and, therefore, as presented by us may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures reported by other companies. In addition, EBITDA has material limitations as a performance measure because it excludes interest expense, income tax (benefit) expense and depreciation and amortization which are necessary to operate our business or which we otherwise incurred or experienced in connection with the operation of our business.

We believe that adjusted income from continuing operations, which excludes (gain) loss on sale or impairment of long-lived assets, interest outside of normal operations, other operating credits and charges, net and early debt extinguishment, adjusted for a normalized tax rate is a useful measure for evaluating our ability to generate earnings and that providing this measure will allow investors to more readily compare the earnings referred to in the press release to our earnings for past and future periods. We believe that this measure is particularly useful where the amounts of the excluded items are not consistent between the periods presented. It should be noted that other companies may present similarly-titled measures differently and, therefore, as presented by us may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures reported by other companies. In addition, adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations has material limitations as a performance measure because it excludes items that are actually incurred or experienced in connection with the operations of our business.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Statements and Exhibits.


LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORP Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 exhibit991pressrelease1231.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 – PRESS RELEASE Exhibit LP Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2017 ResultsLouisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (NYSE: LPX) reported today results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31,…
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About LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION (NYSE:LPX)

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a manufacturer of building products. The Company’s products are used in home construction, repair and remodeling, and outdoor structures. The Company operates in four segments: North America Oriented Strand Board (OSB), Siding, Engineered Wood Products (EWP) and South America. The OSB segment includes OSB products produced in North America. The siding segment includes Smart Side siding products, CanExel siding products and other related products. The engineered wood products segment includes laminated veneer lumber and laminated strand lumber, I-joists, plywood and other related products. The South America segment includes products produced and or sold in South America. Its other products category includes its remaining timber and timberlands, and other minor products, services and closed operations. It also markets and sells its products in light industrial and commercial construction.

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