SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 27, 2018
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1450 Centrepark Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 27, 2018, Platform Specialty Products Corporation ("Platform") issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
To supplement the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP"), within the press release, Platform has provided the following non-GAAP financial measures: EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA guidance, adjusted earnings (loss) per share and organic sales growth. Platform also evaluates and presents its results of operations on a constant currency basis.
Management internally reviews each of these non-GAAP measures to evaluate performance on a comparative period-to-period basis in terms of absolute performance, trends and expected future performance with respect to Platform's business, and believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with an additional perspective on trends and underlying operating results on a period-to-period comparable basis. Platform also believes that investors find this information helpful in understanding the ongoing performance of its operations separate from items that may have a disproportionate positive or negative impact on Platform's financial results in any particular period. These non-GAAP financial measures, however, have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation from, or a substitute for, or superior to, the related financial information that Platform reports in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to refer to section IV. Non-GAAP Measures of the press release for Platform's definitions of the non-GAAP measures provided in the press release, descriptions of non-GAAP adjustments, and reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
The information in this Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of Platform, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference to such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
See the Exhibit Index immediately following the signature page hereto, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
February 27, 2018
/s/ John P. Connolly
John P. Connolly
Chief Financial Officer