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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): February 23, 2021
FORUM ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
001-35504
61-1488595
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
10344 Sam Houston Park Drive Suite 300HoustonTX77064
                                           (Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
281949-2500
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
FET
NYSE
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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. o




Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 23, 2021, Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. A copy of the release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Exhibit 99.1 to this report contains “non-GAAP financial measures” as defined in Item 10 of Regulation S-K of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). The non-GAAP financial measures reflect earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization expense (“EBITDA”), adjusted EBITDA, adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share (“Adjusted Diluted EPS”), book to bill ratio and free cash flow, before acquisitions (“free cash flow”). A reconciliation of EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, Adjusted Diluted EPS, book to bill ratio and free cash flow to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (“GAAP”) is included as an attachment to the press release. The Company believes the presentation of EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, Adjusted Diluted EPS, book to bill ratio and free cash flow are useful to the Company's investors because (i) each of these financial metrics are useful to investors to assess and understand operating performance, especially when comparing those results with previous and subsequent periods or forecasting performance for future periods, primarily because management views the excluded items to be outside of the Company's normal operating results and (ii) EBITDA is an appropriate measure of evaluating the Company's operating performance and liquidity that reflects the resources available for strategic opportunities including, among others, investing in the business, strengthening the balance sheet, repurchasing the Company's securities and making strategic acquisitions. In addition, these benchmarks are widely used in the investment community.
The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the Company's financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.
The information contained in this Current Report shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into a filing under the Securities Act of 1933, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.Exhibit Title or Description
99.1
104Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
*The Purchase Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 omits the exhibits and disclosure schedules. The Company agrees to furnish on a supplemental basis a copy of the omitted exhibits and disclosure schedule to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon request.




SIGNATURES
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.
Date: February 23, 2021
FORUM ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

/s/ John C. Ivascu
John C. Ivascu
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary