Jarden Corporation Announces Record Preliminary ResultsJarden Corporation Press Release
FlashlightNews.org - 1/29/2007
Parent of The Coleman Company to formally announce earnings results on Feb. 14
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RYE, N.Y. - Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH) today announced record preliminary summary results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006. Net sales are estimated to be approximately $3.85 billion. Consolidated Segment Earnings (as defined below) are estimated to be in the range of $440 million to $442 million. Cash flow from operations is expected to exceed $250 million. Taking into consideration the Company's over $200 million of cash at year end, net indebtedness at December 31, 2006 was approximately $1.24 billion. Capital expenditure for the year was approximately $68 million. Consolidated Segment Earnings represents the Company's performance measurement under SFAS 131 and is calculated as the Company's earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization, excluding reorganization and acquisition-related costs (estimated at $42 million), stock-based compensation (estimated at $23 million) and profit in inventory (estimated at $10 million).
Jarden also announced today that, as part of a refinancing plan, it intends to commence, subject to market and other conditions, a registered public offering for $400 million aggregate principal amount of senior subordinated unsecured notes on or about February 5, 2007. In addition, Jarden will launch a cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") today for its $180 million aggregate principal amount 9-3/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012 (the "Existing Notes") upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the related Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated January 29, 2007. The Tender Offer will be funded with a portion of the proceeds from the new senior subordinated notes offering. The remainder of the proceeds from the $400 million notes offering will be used to pay down a portion of the term loan debt under Jarden's existing senior secured credit facilities.
Martin E. Franklin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented; "With the preannouncement of our strong fourth quarter and full year 2006 preliminary financial results today, we are now in a position to access the bond market on an opportunistic basis. While the audit of our 2006 results will not be complete until we fully announce earnings on February 14, our strong revenue, cash flow and consolidated segment earnings in the fourth quarter completed a year of record performance at Jarden. These record results demonstrate the true diversity of our business, as they were achieved despite unfavorable weather in some categories and concerns about consumer holiday shopping trends. The increased flexibility a successful offering would bring to our capital structure ties into our strategy of continuing to lay the foundation for future growth, while delivering strong current year performance, as outlined today."
As part of its refinancing and as a condition to the Tender Offer, Jarden intends to seek an amendment to its existing senior secured credit facility to, among other things, obtain the consent of its lenders for the repurchase of all the Existing Notes and to modify certain terms and restrictive covenants to provide Jarden with increased flexibility.
The issuer may file a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the notes offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. When filed with the SEC, you may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the issuer will arrange to send you a prospectus after filing if you request it by calling Jarden Corporation at (914) 967- 9400. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time that the prospectus supplement and related prospectus are delivered in final form.
About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products used in and around the home. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Crawford®, Diamond®, First Alert®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Loew-Cornell® and Pine Mountain®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Harmony®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain(TM); and Outdoor Solutions: Campingaz® and Coleman®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has over 20,000 employees worldwide.
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