Our discussion of international revenue includes comparisons on a constant currency basis, which we have previously defined in our annual report on Form 10-K. We believe use of this measure aids in the understanding of our operations without the impact of foreign currency. This presentation is consistent with our internal use of the measure, which we use to measure the profitability of ongoing operating results against prior periods and against our internally developed targets. We believe our investors also use this measure to analyze the underlying trends in our international operations.
Our Outlook for 2008 adjusted operating income, adjusted pretax profit
growth, adjusted tax rate, adjusted net earnings, adjusted net earnings per
share and adjusted EBITDA excludes the impact of charges or write-offs
associated with acquisitions, restructuring, including relocations in
connection with our supply chain improvement initiatives, gains or losses
upon sale of assets or businesses and other items that we do not expect to
be recurring, because we are unable to forecast such items with reasonable
predictability and do not include those items in our operating budgets.
Although management expects to incur costs for its supply chain initiatives
in 2008 and 2009, management has not developed plans for those initiatives
in sufficient detail to estimate the costs to be incurred in those periods
and believes those costs do not reflect of the ongoing performance of the
core business. The company is not able to provide a reconciliation of
projected non-GAAP financial measures to expected reported results due to
the unknown effect, timing and potential significance of special charges
|SOURCE Beckman Coulter, Inc.|
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