Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) August 9, 2010 (August 4, 2010)
HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
225 Brae Boulevard
Park Ridge, New Jersey 07656-0713
(Address of principal executive
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ITEM 2.02 RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION
On August 4, 2010, Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (Hertz Holdings) conducted its earnings conference call relating to the three months ended June 30, 2010. The earnings call was made available to the public via conference call and audio webcast and the slides that accompanied the presentation were available to the public at the time of the earnings call and webcast through the website of Hertz Holdings subsidiary, The Hertz Corporation. Certain financial information relating to completed fiscal periods that was part of the earnings call is included in the set of slides that accompanied the earnings call, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The earnings call included certain non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are attached hereto as part of Exhibit 99.1. The reasons why management believes that the presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures included in the earnings call provide useful information regarding its financial condition and results of operations, and additional purposes why management utilizes the non-GAAP financial measures, are also attached hereto as part of Exhibit 99.1.
CAUTIONARY NOTE CONCERNING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements contained in this report include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Examples of forward-looking statements include information concerning Hertz Holdings outlook, anticipated revenues and results of operations, as well as any other statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. These forward-looking statements often include words such as believe, expect, project, anticipate, intend, plan, estimate, seek, will, may, would, should, could, forecasts or similar expressions. These statements are based on certain assumptions that Hertz Holdings has made in light of its experience in the industry as well as its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors that Hertz Holdings believes are appropriate in these circumstances. We believe these judgments are reasonable, but you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results, and our actual results could differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of important factors, both positive and negative.
Among other items, such factors could include: our ability to consummate our contemplated acquisition of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, within the timeframe and upon the terms contemplated by our management; the risk that expected synergies, operational efficiencies and cost savings from the Dollar Thrifty acquisition may not be fully realized or realized within the expected time frame; the operational and profitability impact of divestitures that may be required to be undertaken to secure regulatory approval of the Dollar Thrifty acquisition; overall strength and stability of general economic conditions, both in the United States and in global markets; levels of travel demand, particularly with respect to airline passenger traffic in the United States and in global markets; significant changes in the competitive environment, including as a result of industry consolidation, and the effect of competition in our markets, including on our pricing policies or use of incentives; our ability to achieve cost savings and efficiencies and realize opportunities to increase productivity and profitability; an increase in our fleet costs as a result of an increase in the cost of new vehicles and/or a decrease in the price at which we dispose of used vehicles either in the used vehicle market or under repurchase or guaranteed depreciation programs; our ability to accurately estimate future levels of rental activity and adjust the size of our fleet accordingly; our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity and the availability to us of additional or continued sources of financing for our revenue earning equipment and to refinance our existing indebtedness; financial instability of insurance companies providing financial guarantees for our asset-backed securities; safety recalls by the manufacturers of our vehicles and equipment; a major disruption in our communication or centralized information networks; financial instability of the manufacturers of our vehicles and equipment; any impact on us from the actions of our licensees, dealers and independent contractors; our ability to maintain profitability during adverse economic cycles and unfavorable external events (including war, terrorist acts, natural disasters and epidemic disease); shortages of fuel and increases or volatility in fuel costs; our ability to successfully integrate future acquisitions and complete future dispositions; costs and risks associated with litigation; risks related to our indebtedness, including our substantial amount of debt and our ability to incur substantially more debt; our ability to meet the financial and other covenants contained in our senior credit facilities, our outstanding unsecured senior notes and certain asset-backed funding arrangements; changes in accounting principles, or their application or interpretation, and our ability to make estimates and the assumptions underlying the estimates, which
could have an effect on earnings; changes in the existing, or the adoption of new laws, regulations, policies or other activities of governments, agencies and similar organizations where such actions may affect our operations, the cost thereof or applicable tax rates; the effect of tangible and intangible asset impairment charges; and the impact of our derivative instruments, which can be affected by fluctuations in interest rates; our exposure to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.
Hertz Holdings therefore cautions you against relying on these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to Hertz Holdings or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and Hertz Holdings undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
Exhibit 99.1 Slides relating to August 4, 2010 Hertz Holdings earnings call.
Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in a filing.
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: August 9, 2010