These non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. The Company believes that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with its results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate the Company's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.
As described above, the Company excludes the following items from one or more of its non-GAAP measures when applicable:
Employee share-based compensation expense. These expenses consist primarily of expenses for employee stock options and employee restricted stock under SFAS 123(R). The Company excludes employee share-based compensation expenses from its non-GAAP measures primarily because they are non-cash expenses that the Company does not believe are reflective of ongoing operating results. Further, as the Company applies SFAS 123(R), it believes that it is useful to investors to understand the impact of the application of SFAS 123(R) to its results of operations.
Amortization of purchased intangible assets. The Company incurs amortization of purchased intangible assets in connection with acquisitions and investments. 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.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are not
purely historical regarding Cepheid's or its management's int
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