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NVT nVent Electric


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 29, 2020

Commission file number 001-38265 

nVent Electric plc

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter) 
   
Ireland 98-1391970
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification number)

        The Mille, 1000 Great West Road, 8th Floor (East), London, TW8 9DW, United Kingdom
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 44-20-3966-0279
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Ordinary Shares, nominal value $0.01 per shareNVTNew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.12b-2).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨



ITEM 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On April 29, 2020, nVent Electric plc (the "Company") issued a press release announcing earnings results for the first quarter of 2020 and a conference call in connection therewith. A copy of the release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
This press release refers to certain non-GAAP financial measures (organic sales, segment income, return on sales, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and free cash flow) and a reconciliation of those non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding financial measures contained in the Company's financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
The 2020 segment income, return on sales, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share eliminate certain targeted restructuring activities, certain acquisition related expenses, intangible amortization and certain tax items. The 2019 segment income, return on sales, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share eliminate certain targeted restructuring activities, certain acquisition related expenses, intangible amortization, inventory step up amortization, pension adjustments and certain tax items.

We use the term "organic sales" to refer to GAAP net sales excluding 1) the impact of currency translation and 2) the impact of revenue from acquired businesses recorded prior to the first anniversary of the acquisition less the amount of sales attributable to divested product lines not considered discontinued operations ("acquisition sales"). The portion of GAAP net sales attributable to currency translation is calculated as the difference between (a) the period-to-period change in net sales (excluding acquisition sales) and (b) the period-to-period change in net sales (excluding acquisition sales) after applying prior period foreign exchange rates to the current year period. We use the term "organic sales growth" to refer to the measure of comparing current period organic net sales with the corresponding period of the prior year.

Management utilizes these adjusted financial measures to assess the run-rate of its continuing operations against those of prior periods without the distortion of these factors. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures will be useful to investors as well to assess the continuing strength of the Company's underlying operations. In addition, segment income is used as a criterion to measure and pay long-term incentive compensation. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

The Company uses free cash flow to assess its cash flow performance. The Company believes free cash flow is an important measure of liquidity because it provides the Company and its investors a measurement of cash generated from operations that is available to pay dividends and repay debt. In addition, free cash flow is used as criterion to measure and pay compensation-based incentives. The Company's measure of free cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(a)Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired
Not applicable.
(b)Pro Forma Financial Information
Not applicable.
(c)Shell Company Transactions
Not applicable.
(d)Exhibits

EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit Description
nVent Electric plc press release dated April 29, 2020 announcing earnings results for the first quarter of 2020
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)





SIGNATURE

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, thereunto duly authorized, on April 29, 2020.
 nVent Electric plc
 Registrant
   
 By/s/ Sara E. Zawoyski
  Sara E. Zawoyski
  Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer