Form 8-K



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) February 13, 2007


eSpeed, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware   0-28191   13-4063515

(State of other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

110 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 610-2200


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


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On February 13, 2007, eSpeed, Inc. (the “Registrant”) issued a press release announcing its preliminary operating statistics for the twelve months ended and the quarter ended December 31, 2006. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K and the Exhibit attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K are being furnished under Item 2.02 of Form 8-K. The information shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

In the press release, the Registrant uses non-GAAP financial measures of revenues, income before income tax provision, net income and earnings per share to supplement its consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, and to better reflect its quarter-over-quarter and comparative fourth quarter operating performance. The Registrant also provides a computation of free cash flows. These non-GAAP financial measures do not replace the presentation of eSpeed’s GAAP financial results but are provided to improve overall understanding of the Registrant’s current financial performance and its prospects for the future. Specifically, the Registrant’s Management believes that the non-GAAP financial results provide useful information to both management and investors regarding certain additional financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results from operations. In addition, management uses these measures for reviewing the Registrant’s financial results and evaluating its financial performance. The Registrant considers “non-GAAP net operating income” to be after tax income generated from the Registrant’s continuing operations excluding certain non-recurring or non-core items such as, but not limited to, asset impairments, litigation judgments, costs or settlements, restructuring charges, costs related to potential acquisitions, charitable contributions, insurance proceeds, business partner securities, gains or losses on investments and similar events. The amortization of patent costs and associated licensing fees (including those made in settlement of litigation) from such patents are generally treated as operating items. Material judgments or settlement amounts paid or received and impairments to all or a portion of such assets are generally treated as non-operating items. Management does not provide guidance of GAAP net income because certain items identified as excluded from non-GAAP net operating income are difficult to forecast.



(c) Exhibits.

99.1 eSpeed, Inc. press release dated February 13, 2007.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  eSpeed, Inc.
Date: February 13, 2007   By:  

/s/ Howard W. Lutnick

  Name:   Howard W. Lutnick
  Title:   Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President