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 14, 2018

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Item 2.02
Results of Operation and Financial Condition

On  February 14, 2018, the Corporation issued a press release reporting first quarter fiscal 2018 results.

A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report. The information contained in this Item 2.02 and the attached Exhibits 99.1, 99.2, 99.3, 99.4, and 99.5,  shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and shall not be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

On February 14, 2018, the Company will conduct a conference call during which certain unaudited, non-GAAP financial information related to the Company’s operations for the three months ended January 28, 2018 may be disclosed. This information is set forth in Exhibit 99.5.

EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company defines pursuant to its credit agreement. The Company believes that EBITDA is generally accepted as providing useful information regarding the operational strength and performance of its business, including the ability of the Company to pay interest, service debt and fund capital expenditures. The Company’s method for calculating EBITDA may not be comparable to methods used by other companies but is the same method the Company uses for calculating EBITDA under its credit facility. The Company has included in the press release certain reconciliation information for EBITDA to its most directly comparable financial measure of net income calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP.

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits


Press Release dated February 14, 2018.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Photronics Q1 2018 Financial Results Conference Call February 14, 2018 slides

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: February 14, 2018
/s/ Richelle E. Burr
Richelle E. Burr
Vice President, General Counsel