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 5, 2021
CLEARWATER PAPER CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
|601 West Riverside,||Suite 1100|| ||99201|
|(Address of principal executive offices)|| ||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name of 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(s)||Name of each exchanged on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||CLW||New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 5, 2021, Clearwater Paper Corporation (the “Company”) announced its results of operations and financial condition for the first quarter ending March 31, 2021. A copy of the press release containing this announcement is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto. In addition, a copy of the Company’s First Quarter Supplemental Information is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 hereto.
In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the following are disclosed the attached Adjusted EBITDA which is defined as earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, other operating credits and charges, net and other non-operating items. Adjusted income from operations which is calculated by excluding from income from operations, other operating credits and charges, net, and adjusts for a normalized tax rate. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted income from operations are not a substitute for the GAAP measure of net income or other GAAP measures of operating performance.
The Company discloses Adjusted EBITDA in the attached because it is used as important supplemental measure of its performance and believes that similarly-titled measures are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested persons in the evaluation of companies in its industry, some of which present similarly-titled measures when reporting their results. The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate its performance as compared to other companies in its industry that have different financing and capital structures and/or tax rates. It should be noted that companies calculate similarly-titled measures differently and, therefore, as presented by the Company may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures reported by other companies. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA has material limitations as a performance measure because it excludes interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization which are necessary to operate the Company's business or which the Company otherwise incurred or experienced in connection with the operation of its business.
The Company believes that Adjusted income from operations, which excludes other operating credits and charges, net, adjusted for a normalized tax rate is a useful measure for evaluating our ability to generate earnings and that providing this measure will allow investors to more readily compare the earnings referred to in the press release to the Company's earnings for past and future periods. The Company believes that this measure is particularly useful where the amounts of the excluded items are not consistent between the periods presented. It should be noted that other companies may present similarly-titled measures differently and, therefore, as presented by the Company may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures reported by other companies. In addition, Adjusted income from operations has material limitations as a performance measure because it excludes items that are actually incurred or experienced in connection with the operations of the Company's business.
The information in Item 2.02, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing 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.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibit Index
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: May 5, 2021
CLEARWATER PAPER CORPORATION
|By:||/s/ Rebecca A. Barckley|
|Rebecca A. Barckley, Vice President, Corporate Controller|
|(Principal Accounting Officer)|