Amortization of Purchased Intangible Assets. The Company incurs amortization of purchased intangible assets in connection with acquisitions. The Company excludes these items because these expenses are not reflective of ongoing operating results in the period incurred. These amounts arise from the Company's prior acquisitions and have no direct correlation to the operation of the Company's business.
Tax Benefit Related to Intercompany Intellectual Property (IP) Transaction. The Company excluded a tax benefit related to an intercompany IP transaction from its results for non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. The Company excluded this item as it believes it is non-recurring in nature, and does not have a direct impact on the operation of the Company's core business.
Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements that are not purely historical regarding Cepheid's or its management's intentions, beliefs, expectations and strategies for the future, including those relating to potential growth, future revenues and future net loss/income and profitability, including on a non-GAAP basis, test menu expansion and utilization, consistency of product availability and delivery, sales organization productivity, improving gross margins, execution of manufacturing operations, product sales under the High Burden Developing Country (HBDC) program, commercial test and commercial system sales and resolution of manufacturing scale-up issues. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from the Company's current expectations. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties s
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