LEG Leggett & Platt
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) May 3, 2021
LEGGETT & PLATT, INCORPORATED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|No. 1 Leggett Road,|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 417-358-8131
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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|Common Stock, $.01 par value||LEG||New York Stock Exchange|
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Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 3, 2021, Leggett & Platt, Incorporated issued a press release announcing its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 and related matters. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
This information is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. This information shall not be incorporated by reference into any document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
On May 4, 2021, the Company will hold an investor conference call to discuss its first quarter results, earnings guidance and related matters.
The press release contains the Company (i) Net Debt/Leggett Reported Adjusted EBITDA (trailing twelve months) ratio; (ii) Net Debt/Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA (trailing twelve months) ratio; (iii) Adjusted EPS; (iv) Adjusted EBIT; (v) Adjusted EBIT Margin; (vi) EBITDA; (vii) EBITDA Margin; (viii) Adjusted EBITDA; (ix) Adjusted EBITDA Margin; (x) Adjusted EBITDA (trailing twelve months); (xi) Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA (trailing twelve months); and (xii) Organic Sales.
The press release also contains certain Segment’s (i) Adjusted EBIT; (ii) Adjusted EBIT Margin; (iii) Adjusted EBITDA; (iv) Adjusted EBITDA Margin; and (v) Organic Sales.
Finally, the press release contains the Elite Comfort Solutions, Inc. (“ECS”) EBIT and EBITDA.
Company management believes the presentation of Net Debt/Leggett Reported Adjusted EBITDA (trailing twelve months) and Net Debt/Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA (trailing twelve months) provides investors a useful way to assess the time it would take the Company to pay off its debt, ignoring various factors including interest and taxes. Management uses these ratios as supplemental information to assess its ability to pay off its incurred debt. Because we may not be able to use our earnings to reduce our debt on a dollar-for-dollar basis, the presentation of Net Debt/Leggett Reported Adjusted EBITDA (trailing twelve months) and Net Debt/Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA (trailing twelve months) may have material limitations.
Company management believes the presentation of Company Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBIT Margin, EBITDA, EBITDA Margin, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted EBITDA (trailing twelve months), Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA (trailing twelve months), and certain Segment Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBIT Margin, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, and the ECS EBIT and EBITDA is useful to investors in that it aids investors’ understanding of underlying operational profitability. Management uses these non-GAAP measures as supplemental information to assess the Company’s operational performance.
Organic Sales is calculated as net trade sales excluding sales attributable to acquisitions and divestitures consummated within the last twelve months. Company management believes the presentation of Organic Sales is useful to investors, and is used by management, as supplemental information to analyze our underlying sales performance from period to period in our legacy businesses.
The above non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies and should not be considered a substitute for, or more meaningful than, their GAAP counterparts. For non-GAAP reconciliations, please refer to pages 6 and 7 of the press release.
Regulation FD Disclosure.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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.
|LEGGETT & PLATT, INCORPORATED|
|Date: May 3, 2021||By:|
/S/ SCOTT S. DOUGLAS
|Scott S. Douglas|
|Senior Vice President –|
|General Counsel & Secretary|