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) April 19, 2011
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Section 2 Financial Information
|Item 2.02.||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
On April 19, 2011, Albemarle Corporation (the Company) issued a press release regarding its earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. A copy of this release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference. In addition, on April 20, 2011, the Company will hold a teleconference for analysts and media to discuss results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. The teleconference is webcast on the Companys website at www.albemarle.com.
The press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 includes presentations of earnings, earnings per share and effective income tax rates which exclude special items, as well as presentations of segment operating profit, segment income, EBITDA, EBITDA excluding special items, EBITDA margin and EBITDA margin excluding special items. These are financial measures that are not required by, nor presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP), but are included to provide additional useful measurements to review our operations, provide transparency to investors and enable period-to-period comparability of financial performance.
Our presentations of earnings, earnings per share, segment operating profit and effective income tax rates which exclude special items should not be considered as alternatives to earnings, earnings per share amounts, operating profit and effective tax rates, respectively, as determined in accordance with GAAP. Also, segment income, EBITDA and EBITDA excluding special items should not be considered as alternatives to net income attributable to Albemarle Corporation as determined in accordance with GAAP. Further, EBITDA margin and EBITDA margin excluding special items should not be considered as alternatives to net income attributable to Albemarle Corporation as a percentage of our consolidated net sales as would be determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company has included in the press release certain reconciliation information for these measures to their most directly comparable financial measures calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press release, dated April 19, 2011, issued by the Company.|
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: April 19, 2011
|Karen G. Narwold|
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|
|Press release, dated April 19, 2011, issued by the Company.|