WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. (NYSE:WST) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. (NYSE:WST) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On February15, 2018, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 financial results. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On February 15, 2018, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors approved a restructuring plan designed to realign its manufacturing capacity with demand. These changes are expected to be implemented over the next twelve to twenty-four months. The plan will require restructuring and related charges in the range of $8.0 million to $13.0 million and capital expenditures in the range of $9.0 million to $14.0 million. Once fully completed, we expect that the plan will provide the Company with annualized savings in the range of $17.0 million to $22.0 million.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On February 15, 2018, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors has approved a second-quarter 2018 dividend of $0.14 per share. The dividend will be paid on May 2, 2018, to shareholders of record as of April 18, 2018.

The information set forth in “Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition,” including the exhibit referred to therein, is incorporated herein by reference.

A copy of the Company’s presentation materials used during the call will be available through the Investors link at the Company’s website, http://www.westpharma.com, and is also attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this report (including the exhibits attached hereto) is being furnished to Item 2.02 and Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor will it be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific referencing in such filing.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On February 15, 2018, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program for calendar-year 2018 authorizing the repurchase of up to 800,000 shares of the Company’s common stock from time to time on the open market or in privately-negotiated transactions as permitted under Exchange Act Rule 10b-18. The number of shares to be repurchased and the timing of such transactions will depend on a variety of factors, including market conditions, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2018. The Company’s previously-authorized share repurchase program expired on December 31, 2017.

Forward-Looking Information

This Current Report on Form 8-K (“Form 8-K”) contains a number of forward-looking statements, all of which are based on the Company’s current expectations regarding future events and speak only as of the date of this Form 8-K. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and include statements about the Company’s planned restructuring and anticipated cost savings. For a description of certain factors that could cause the Company’s future results to differ from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements, see the risk factors disclosed in Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. Except as required by law or regulation, we do not intend to update any forward-looking statements.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)

Exhibit No.

Description

99.1

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Press Release, dated February 15, 2018.

99.2

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Presentation, dated February 15, 2018.


WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES INC Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 exh991q42017earningsrelease.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit         Exhibit 99.1Investor Contact: Quintin LaiVice President,…
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About WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. (NYSE:WST)

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (West) is a manufacturer of components and systems for the packaging and delivery of injectable drugs, as well as delivery system components for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer products industries. The Company’s segments include Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems segment (Packaging Systems) and the Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems segment (Delivery Systems). Its Packaging Systems segment includes primary packaging components and systems for injectable drug delivery, other components used in syringe, intravenous and blood collection systems, and prefillable syringe components. Its Delivery Systems segment includes safety and administration systems, multi-component systems for drug containment and administration and various custom contract-manufacturing solutions.

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