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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): May 2, 2019

GRIFFON CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware             1-06620         11-1893410
(State or Other Jurisdiction      (Commission (I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation)          File Number) Identification Number)


712 Fifth Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, New York                       10019
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)         (Zip Code)

(212) 957-5000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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(17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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Item 2.02.    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 2, 2019 Griffon Corporation (the “Registrant”) issued a press release announcing the Registrant’s financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2019. A copy of the Registrant’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)     Exhibits.

99.1     Press Release, dated May 2, 2019

The information filed as an exhibit to this Form 8-K is being furnished in accordance with Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed to be “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 such a filing.































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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.


GRIFFON CORPORATION


By:    /s/ Brian Harris        
    Brian Harris
SVP and Chief Financial Officer    


Date: May 2, 2019


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Exhibit Index


99.1 Press release, dated May 2, 2019


Exhibit


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Griffon Corporation Announces Second Quarter Results

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, May 2, 2019 – Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF) (the “Company” or “Griffon”) today reported results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019.    

Consolidated revenue was $549.6 million, an increase of 15% from the prior year quarter. Home & Building Products (“HBP”) increased 20%, while Defense Electronics ("Telephonics") revenue decreased 9%, compared to the prior year quarter.

Income from continuing operations was $6.5 million, or $0.15 per share, compared to $2.0 million, or $0.05 per share, in the prior year quarter. The current year quarter results included discrete tax benefits, net, of $0.1 million. The prior year quarter results included acquisition costs of $0.8 million ($0.4 million, net of tax, or $0.01 per share) and a net tax provision for discrete and other certain tax items that affect comparability of $0.4 million or $0.01 per share. Excluding these items from the respective quarterly results, income from continuing operations would have been $6.4 million, or $0.15 per share, compared to $2.7 million, or $0.06 per share, in the prior year quarter.

Segment adjusted EBITDA was $53.7 million, an increase of 23% from the prior year quarter primarily driven by HBP revenue growth. Segment adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income excluding interest income and expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and unallocated amounts (mainly corporate overhead), restructuring charges, loss on debt extinguishment and acquisition related expenses, as well as other items that may affect comparability, as applicable.

Ronald J. Kramer, Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are pleased to report a solid second quarter, highlighted by a 15% increase in revenue and 23% growth in Segment adjusted EBITDA. Our enhanced operating performance was attributable to the success of our portfolio reshaping over the last two years, starting with the divestiture of the plastics business and the acquisitions of ClosetMaid and CornellCookson. These newly acquired businesses are performing well and contributed to our increased Home and Building Products Segment profitability. Telephonics continues to improve its manufacturing efficiencies in anticipation of a growing backlog for its core intelligence, surveillance and communications solutions."

Kramer continued, "We are in the early stages of unlocking the full earnings potential of our businesses, and expect to drive incremental value to shareholders as we execute our strategic plans. Additionally, increased U.S. defense and infrastructure spending should further accelerate our revenue growth and profitability. We are optimistic about our future."

Segment Operating Results
Home & Building Products
Revenue was $474.5 million, an increase of 20% when compared to the prior year quarter. Clopay Building Products Company, Inc. ("CBP") benefited from the acquisition of CornellCookson on June 4, 2018, which

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delivered approximately $48.1 million of revenue, as well as from favorable pricing, partially offset by unfavorable volume and mix. At the AMES Companies, Inc. ("AMES"), favorable weather conditions drove increases in U.S. lawn and garden products, and the launch of new product programs drove increased revenue for U.S. pots and planters and for wire storage and organization. These increases also were supplemented at AMES Australia as previously delayed orders materialized in the quarter. Organic growth was 8%.

Segment adjusted EBITDA was $48.8 million, an increase of 23% compared to the prior year quarter driven by the increased revenue as noted above, partially offset by increased material and tariff costs at both AMES and CBP.

Defense Electronics

Revenue was $75.1 million, a decrease of 9% from the prior year quarter, primarily due to decreased maritime surveillance radar revenue offset in part by a $1.6 million benefit from the adoption of revenue recognition guidance effective October 1, 2018. The impact of the revenue recognition guidance is expected to be immaterial to full year results.

Segment adjusted EBITDA was $4.9 million compared to $4 million, an increase of 24% from the prior year quarter, driven by reduced operating expenses and timing of research and development initiatives. The impact from the adoption of revenue recognition guidance effective October 1, 2018 was not material. The impact from the adoption of the revenue recognition guidance is expected to be immaterial to full year results.

Contract backlog was $378 million at March 31, 2019, compared to $374 million at September 30, 2018, restated for the adoption of revenue recognition guidance effective October 1, 2018, with approximately 73% expected to be fulfilled within the next twelve months. During the quarter, Telephonics was awarded several new contracts and received incremental funding on existing contracts approximating $87 million, which translates into a book to bill ratio of approximately 1.15.

Taxes
In the quarter ended March 31, 2019, the Company recognized a tax provision of $3.2 million on Income before taxes from continuing operations of $9.7 million, compared to a tax provision of $1.2 million on Income before taxes from continuing operations of $3.2 million in the comparable prior year quarter.  Excluding all items that affect comparability, the effective tax rates for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were 34.0% and 32.6%, respectively.


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Discontinued Operations
During the quarter ended March 31, 2019, Griffon recorded an $11.0 million charge ($7.6 million, net of tax) to discontinued operations. The charge consisted primarily of a purchase price adjustment to resolve a claim related to the $475 million plastics divestiture and included an additional reserve for a legacy environmental matter.
Share Repurchases
In August 2016 and 2018, Griffon’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $50 million of Griffon’s outstanding common stock. Under these programs, the Company may purchase shares in the open market, including pursuant to a 10b5-1 plan, or in privately negotiated transactions. During the six months ended March 31, 2019, Griffon purchased 37,500 shares of common stock under these repurchase programs, for a total of $0.4 million or $9.92 per share. At March 31, 2019, $58.0 million remained under existing Board authorizations.

Balance Sheet and Capital Expenditures
At March 31, 2019, the Company had cash and equivalents of $58 million and total debt outstanding of $1.22 billion, net of discounts and issuance costs, resulting in a net debt position of $1.16 billion. $176 million was available for borrowing under the revolving credit facility, subject to certain loan covenants. Capital expenditures were $9 million in the current quarter.

Conference Call Information
The Company will hold a conference call today, May 2, 2019, at 4:30 PM ET.

The call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-0792 (U.S. participants) or 1-201-689-8263 (International participants). Callers should ask to be connected to the Griffon Corporation teleconference or provide conference ID number 13689636. Participants are encouraged to dial-in at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

A replay of the call will be available starting on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM ET by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (U.S.) or 1-412-317-6671 (International), and entering the conference ID number: 13689636. The replay will be available through Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

Forward-looking Statements
“Safe Harbor” Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All statements related to, among other things, income (loss), earnings, cash flows, revenue, changes in operations, operating improvements, industries in which Griffon operates and the United States and global economies that are not historical are hereby identified as “forward-looking statements” and may be indicated by words or phrases such as “anticipates,” “supports,” “plans,” “projects,” “expects,” “believes,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “hope,” “forecast,” “management is of the opinion,” “may,” “will,” “estimates,” “intends,” “explores,” “opportunities,” the negative of these expressions, use of the future tense and similar words or phrases. Such forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: current economic conditions and uncertainties in the housing, credit and capital markets; the Griffon's ability to achieve expected savings from cost control, restructuring, integration and disposal initiatives; the ability to identify and successfully consummate and integrate value-adding acquisition opportunities; increasing competition and pricing pressures in the markets served by Griffon’s operating companies; the ability of Griffon’s operating companies to expand into new geographic and product

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markets, and to anticipate and meet customer demands for new products and product enhancements and innovations; reduced military spending by the government on projects for which Griffon’s Telephonics Corporation supplies products, including as a result of defense budget cuts and other government actions; the ability of the federal government to fund and conduct its operations; increases in the cost or lack of availability of raw materials such as resin, wood and steel components or purchased finished goods, including any potential impact on costs or availability resulting from tariffs; changes in customer demand or loss of a material customer at one of Griffon's operating companies; the potential impact of seasonal variations and uncertain weather patterns on certain of Griffon’s businesses; political events that could impact the worldwide economy; a downgrade in the Griffon’s credit ratings; changes in international economic conditions including interest rate and currency exchange fluctuations; the reliance by certain of Griffon’s businesses on particular third party suppliers and manufacturers to meet customer demands; the relative mix of products and services offered by Griffon’s businesses, which could impact margins and operating efficiencies; short-term capacity constraints or prolonged excess capacity; unforeseen developments in contingencies, such as litigation, regulatory and environmental matters; unfavorable results of government agency contract audits of Telephonics Corporation; Griffon’s ability to adequately protect and maintain the validity of patent and other intellectual property rights; the cyclical nature of the businesses of certain Griffon’s operating companies; possible terrorist threats and actions and their impact on the global economy; Griffon's ability to service and refinance its debt, and the impact of recent and future legislative and regulatory changes, including, without limitation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Such statements reflect the views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to these and other risks, as previously disclosed in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Griffon undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

About Griffon Corporation
Griffon is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries. Griffon oversees the operations of its subsidiaries, allocates resources among them and manages their capital structures. Griffon provides direction and assistance to its subsidiaries in connection with acquisition and growth opportunities as well as in connection with divestitures. In order to further diversify, Griffon also seeks out, evaluates and, when appropriate, will acquire additional businesses that offer potentially attractive returns on capital.

Griffon currently conducts its operations through two reportable segments:
 
Home & Building Products segment consists of two companies, AMES and CBP:

AMES, founded in 1774, is the leading North American manufacturer and a global provider of branded consumer and professional tools, landscaping products, and outdoor lifestyle solutions. In 2018, we acquired ClosetMaid, a leader in wood and wire closet organization, general living storage and wire garage storage products for homeowners and professionals.

CBP, since 1964, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial garage doors and sells to professional dealers and some of the largest home center retail chains in North America. In 2018, we acquired CornellCookson, a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of rolling steel door and grille products designed for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail use.


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Defense Electronics segment consists of Telephonics Corporation, founded in 1933, a globally recognized leading provider of highly sophisticated intelligence, surveillance and communications solutions for defense, aerospace and commercial customers.

For more information on Griffon and its operating subsidiaries, please see the Company’s website at www.griffon.com.

Company Contact:            Investor Relations Contact:        
Brian G. Harris                Michael Callahan            
SVP & Chief Financial Officer        Managing Director
Griffon Corporation            ICR Inc.    
(212) 957-5000                (203) 682-8311




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Griffon evaluates performance and allocates resources based on each segment's operating results from continuing operations before interest income and expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, unallocated amounts (mainly corporate overhead), restructuring charges, loss on debt extinguishment and acquisition related expenses, as well as other items that may affect comparability, as applicable ("Segment adjusted EBITDA", a non-GAAP measure). Griffon believes this information is useful to investors.

The following table provides a reconciliation of Segment adjusted EBITDA to Income before taxes from continuing operations:

GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)

 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
For the Six Months Ended March 31,
REVENUE
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Home & Building Products:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

AMES
$
287,732

 
$
258,196

 
$
504,206

 
$
474,938

CBP
186,799

 
138,112

 
410,094

 
292,348

Home & Building Products
474,531

 
396,308

 
914,300

 
767,286

Defense Electronics
75,102

 
82,252

 
145,855

 
148,577

Total consolidated net sales
$
549,633

 
$
478,560

 
$
1,060,155

 
$
915,863

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment adjusted EBITDA:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Home & Building Products
$
48,753

 
$
39,789

 
$
100,613

 
$
79,246

Defense Electronics
4,936

 
3,997

 
9,721

 
8,196

Segment adjusted EBITDA
53,689

 
43,786

 
110,334

 
87,442

Net interest expense
(17,305
)
 
(16,044
)
 
(33,636
)
 
(32,686
)
Segment depreciation and amortization
(15,353
)
 
(13,199
)
 
(30,304
)
 
(26,051
)
Unallocated amounts
(11,347
)
 
(10,541
)
 
(22,745
)
 
(20,977
)
Acquisition costs

 
(814
)
 

 
(3,999
)
Cost of life insurance benefit

 

 

 
(2,614
)
Income before taxes from continuing operations
$
9,684

 
$
3,188

 
$
23,649

 
$
1,115



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The following is a reconciliation of each segment's operating results to Segment adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations:

GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
BY REPORTABLE SEGMENT
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Six Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Home & Building Products:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment operating profit
$
36,021

 
$
28,478

 
$
75,566

 
$
56,229

Depreciation and amortization
12,732

 
10,504

 
25,047

 
20,637

Acquisition costs

 
807

 

 
2,380

Segment adjusted EBITDA
48,753

 
39,789

 
100,613

 
79,246

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Defense Electronics:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment operating profit
2,315

 
1,302

 
4,464

 
2,782

Depreciation and amortization
2,621

 
2,695

 
5,257

 
5,414

Segment adjusted EBITDA
4,936

 
3,997

 
9,721

 
8,196

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All segments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from operations - as reported
25,721

 
16,886

 
55,013

 
31,041

Unallocated amounts
11,347

 
10,541

 
22,745

 
20,977

Other, net
1,268

 
2,346

 
2,272

 
2,760

Acquisition costs

 
7

 

 
1,619

Cost of life insurance benefit

 

 

 
2,614

Segment operating profit from continuing operations
38,336

 
29,780

 
80,030

 
59,011

Depreciation and amortization
15,353

 
13,199

 
30,304

 
26,051

  Acquisition costs

 
807

 

 
2,380

Segment adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations
$
53,689

 
$
43,786

 
$
110,334

 
$
87,442


Unallocated amounts typically include general corporate expenses not attributable to any reportable segment.

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GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Six Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Revenue
$
549,633

 
$
478,560

 
$
1,060,155

 
$
915,863

Cost of goods and services
412,129

 
357,181

 
779,605

 
673,705

Gross profit
137,504

 
121,379

 
280,550

 
242,158

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
111,783

 
104,493

 
225,537

 
211,117

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from operations
25,721

 
16,886

 
55,013

 
31,041

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other income (expense)
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interest expense
(17,517
)
 
(16,806
)
 
(34,046
)
 
(33,645
)
Interest income
212

 
762

 
410

 
959

Other, net
1,268

 
2,346

 
2,272

 
2,760

Total other expense, net
(16,037
)
 
(13,698
)
 
(31,364
)
 
(29,926
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before taxes from continuing operations
9,684

 
3,188

 
23,649

 
1,115

Provision (benefit) from income taxes
3,194

 
1,237

 
8,406

 
(23,667
)
Income from continuing operations
$
6,490

 
$
1,951

 
$
15,243

 
$
24,782

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discontinued operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) from operations of discontinued operations
$
(11,000
)
 
$
113,376

 
(11,000
)
 
124,842

Provision (benefit) for income taxes
(3,354
)
 
25,047

 
(3,354
)
 
28,355

Income (loss) from discontinued operations
$
(7,646
)
 
$
88,329

 
(7,646
)
 
96,487

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
(1,156
)
 
$
90,280

 
$
7,597

 
$
121,269

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations
$
0.16

 
$
0.05

 
$
0.37

 
$
0.59

Income (loss) from discontinued operations
(0.19
)
 
2.13

 
(0.19
)
 
2.31

Basic earnings per common share
$
(0.03
)
 
$
2.18

 
$
0.19

 
$
2.91

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding
40,949

 
41,477

 
40,849

 
41,700

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations
$
0.15

 
$
0.05

 
$
0.36

 
$
0.58

Income (loss) from discontinued operations
(0.18
)
 
2.07

 
(0.18
)
 
2.24

Diluted earnings per common share
$
(0.03
)
 
$
2.11

 
$
0.18

 
$
2.82

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding
42,832

 
42,765

 
42,376

 
43,062

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
(1,156
)
 
$
90,280

 
$
7,597

 
$
121,269

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Foreign currency translation adjustments
2,885

 
19,714

 
(2,851
)
 
18,425

Pension and other post retirement plans
184

 
247

 
368

 
9,806

Change in cash flow hedges
(189
)
 
440

 
(87
)
 
528

Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes
2,880

 
20,401

 
(2,570
)
 
28,759

Comprehensive income, net
$
1,724

 
$
110,681

 
$
5,027

 
$
150,028


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GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)

 
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
March 31,
2019
 
September 30,
2018
CURRENT ASSETS
 
 
 
Cash and equivalents
$
57,979

 
$
69,758

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $10,025 and $6,408
344,049

 
280,509

Contract costs and recognized income not yet billed, net of progress payments of $5,300 and $3,172
83,904

 
121,803

Inventories
457,071

 
398,359

Prepaid and other current assets
45,778

 
42,121

Assets of discontinued operations
324

 
324

Total Current Assets
989,105

 
912,874

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net
332,852

 
342,492

GOODWILL
439,118

 
439,395

INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net
364,740

 
370,858

OTHER ASSETS
15,192

 
16,355

ASSETS OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
2,901

 
2,916

Total Assets
$
2,143,908

 
$
2,084,890

 
 
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
 

 
 

Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt
$
10,807

 
$
13,011

Accounts payable
223,188

 
233,658

Accrued liabilities
120,532

 
139,192

Liabilities of discontinued operations
11,657

 
7,210

Total Current Liabilities
366,184

 
393,071

LONG-TERM DEBT, net
1,206,195

 
1,108,071

OTHER LIABILITIES
94,938

 
106,710

LIABILITIES OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
2,307

 
2,647

Total Liabilities
1,669,624

 
1,610,499

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
 
 
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 

 
 

Total Shareholders’ Equity
474,284

 
474,391

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
$
2,143,908

 
$
2,084,890



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GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Six Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES - CONTINUING OPERATIONS:
 

 
 

Net income
$
7,597

 
$
121,269

Net (income) loss from discontinued operations
7,646

 
(96,487
)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
 

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
30,577

 
26,271

Stock-based compensation
6,355

 
4,920

Provision (recovery) for losses on accounts receivable
316

 
(201
)
Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs
2,841

 
2,754

Deferred income taxes
(865
)
 
(23,136
)
Change in assets and liabilities, net of assets and liabilities acquired:
 

 
 

Increase in accounts receivable and contract costs and recognized income not yet billed
(47,669
)
 
(16,631
)
Increase in inventories
(37,852
)
 
(48,295
)
Decrease in prepaid and other assets
2,323

 
2,613

Decrease in accounts payable, accrued liabilities and income taxes payable
(28,945
)
 
(21,021
)
Other changes, net
2,670

 
844

Net cash used in operating activities - continuing operations
(55,006
)
 
(47,100
)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES - CONTINUING OPERATIONS:
 

 
 

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment
(17,418
)
 
(21,628
)
Acquired businesses, net of cash acquired
(9,219
)
 
(246,230
)
Proceeds from sale of business

 
473,977

Insurance proceeds (payments)
(10,604
)
 
8,254

Proceeds from sale of assets
62

 
454

Investment purchase
(149
)
 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities - continuing operations
(37,328
)
 
214,827

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES - CONTINUING OPERATIONS:
 

 
 

Dividends paid
(6,847
)
 
(5,872
)
Purchase of shares for treasury
(1,478
)
 
(32,861
)
Proceeds from long-term debt
143,101

 
347,898

Payments of long-term debt
(48,169
)
 
(229,941
)
Financing costs
(945
)
 
(7,451
)
Contingent consideration for acquired businesses
(1,686
)
 

Other, net
83

 
126

Net cash provided by financing activities - continuing operations
84,059

 
71,899

CASH FLOWS FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS:
 

 
 

Net cash used in operating activities
(3,438
)
 
(15,080
)
Net cash used in investing activities

 
(10,762
)
Net cash used in financing activities

 
(22,541
)
 
 
 
 
Net cash used in discontinued operations
(3,438
)
 
(48,383
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents
(66
)
 
(2,468
)
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND EQUIVALENTS
(11,779
)
 
188,775

CASH AND EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD
69,758

 
47,681

CASH AND EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD
$
57,979

 
$
236,456


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Griffon evaluates performance based on Earnings per share and Net income excluding restructuring charges, loss on debt extinguishment, acquisition related expenses and discrete and certain other tax items, as well as other items that may affect comparability, as applicable. Griffon believes this information is useful to investors for the same reason. The following table provides a reconciliation of Income from continuing operations to Adjusted income from continuing operations and earnings per share from continuing operations to Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations:

GRIFFON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
TO ADJUSTED INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,

For the Six Months Ended March 31,
 
2019

2018

2019

2018
Income from continuing operations
$
6,490


$
1,951


$
15,243


$
24,782













Adjusting items, net of tax:
 


 


 


 

Acquisition costs


378




2,726

Cost of life insurance benefit






248

Discrete and certain other tax provisions (benefits)
(97
)

368


370


(22,650
)












Adjusted income from continuing operations
$
6,393


$
2,697


$
15,613


$
5,106













Diluted earnings per common share from continuing operations
$
0.15


$
0.05


$
0.36


$
0.58













Adjusting items, net of tax:
 


 


 


 

Acquisition costs


0.01




0.06

Cost of life insurance benefit






0.01

Discrete and certain other tax provisions (benefits)


0.01


0.01


(0.53
)












Adjusted earnings per common share from continuing operations
$
0.15


$
0.06


$
0.37


$
0.12













Weighted-average shares outstanding (in thousands)
42,832


42,765


42,376


43,062



Note: Due to rounding, the sum of earnings per common share and adjusting items, net of tax, may not equal adjusted earnings per common share from continuing operations.

    

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