Despite the use of these non-GAAP financial measures in analyzing the company's underlying business, non-GAAP financial measures have no standardized meaning defined by GAAP. 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, and our inability to forecast charges associated with future transactions and initiatives. Our non-GAAP financial measures outlook excludes the impact of charges or write-offs associated with acquisitions, restructuring, or relocations in connection with our supply chain improvement initiatives, gains or losses upon sale of assets or businesses, and other items which we do not expect to be recurring.
The presentation of historical non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. We use these non-GAAP measures to supplement net earnings and other corresponding measures on a basis prepared in conformance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect additional ways of viewing aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. We strongly encourage investors to consider both net earnings and cash flows determined under GAAP as compared to adjusted earnings, and to perform their own analysis, as appropriate.
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 that use of this measur
|SOURCE Beckman Coulter, Inc.|
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