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 9, 2018





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-16371   22-3415036

(State or other jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


520 Broad Street

Newark, New Jersey

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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (973) 438-1000

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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.


In the current fiscal quarter, and after completion of the spin-off of Rafael Holdings to the Company’s stockholders (the “Spin-Off”), IDT Corporation (the “Company”) commenced implementation of an internal restructuring that is expected to result in a reduction of the Company’s global employee base by approximately 11% from the level at January 31, 2018 (the end of the Company’s second fiscal quarter of 2018).  Reductions will be mainly in the core Telecom division and at the corporate level, and will span across the Registrant’s geographic locations.


As of April 11, 2018, a majority of the impacted employees had been notified of termination or resigned, and the remaining impacted individuals are expected to be notified by the end of April 2018.


In connection with the above changes, the Company anticipates incurring severance and restructuring charges for cash expenditures in an aggregate amount of approximately $4 million in the third fiscal quarter of 2018. The Company anticipates that cost savings resulting directly from the restructuring will be in the range of approximately $9 to $11 million per year.


While management of the Company sought to make the necessary headcount reductions with a view toward ensuring that the Company continues to maintain the necessary personnel to operate its businesses at current and planned levels, the Company cannot ensure that such reductions will not have a material negative impact on the Company’s operations, revenues, profitability, or its ability to continue to pay dividends at current levels. The Company anticipates to continue reinvesting a significant portion of cash flows, if any, it realizes from its core Telecom businesses in growth initiatives.







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.


By: /s/ Shmuel Jonas
  Name: Shmuel Jonas
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

Dated: April 12, 2018