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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 21, 2014



Dynacast International Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   333-179497   90-0728033

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


14045 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 300,

Charlotte, North Carolina

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (704) 927-2789

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


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¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On November 21, 2014, Dynacast International Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release regarding its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 and its conference call on November 21, 2014 to discuss those results. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1.

The Company is making reference to non-GAAP financial information in the press release furnished herewith and in its conference call to discuss third quarter results. Specifically, these non-GAAP measures include Adjusted EBITDA and Segment EBITDA.

EBITDA is earnings before interest, other income, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA, adjusted for certain items that the Company believes hinder comparison of the performance of its business either period-over-period or with other businesses, including non-controlling interests, management fees, changes in accounting principles, restructuring costs, professional fees and transaction costs. Items are excluded from Adjusted EBITDA because they are individually or collectively material items that the Company does not consider to be representative of the performance of its business during the periods under review. The Company believes that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA enhances an investor’s understanding of its performance.

Segment EBITDA is calculated by adding back depreciation and amortization expense to segment operating income and subtracting non-controlling interests in EBITDA for each segment. We measure and evaluate our reportable segments based on segment operating income, which is consistent with our chief operating decision maker’s assessment of segment performance. Segment EBITDA does not purport to be an alternative to segment operating income.

Adjusted EBITDA and Segment EBITDA are considered non-GAAP measures because they exclude amounts that are included in, or include amounts that are excluded from, the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP or are calculated using financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA and Segment EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and they should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for an analysis of the Company’s results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations include, but are not limited to, the fact that Adjusted EBITDA and Segment EBITDA:


    do not reflect the Company’s cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;


    do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, the Company’s working capital needs;


    do not reflect the interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary, to service interest or principal payments on the Company’s debt;


    do not reflect any cash requirements that would be required for replacement of assets that are being depreciated or amortized; and


    may exclude items that reflect cash payments that were made, or will in the future be made.

The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies, which limits their usefulness as comparative measures. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures is contained in the press release.

The information set forth under this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1 referenced herein, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section, nor shall such information 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 any such filing.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.





Exhibit Description

99.1    Press Release, dated November 21, 2014, with respect to the Company’s financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014




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: November 21, 2014



/s/ Adrian D. Murphy

  Adrian D. Murphy
  Secretary, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer






Exhibit Description

99.1    Press Release, dated November 21, 2014, with respect to the Company’s financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014