Motorola will host its quarterly conference call beginning at 8 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Time) on Thursday, July 29. The conference call will be webcast live with audio and slides at www.motorola.com/investor.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to the GAAP results included in this presentation, Motorola has also included non-GAAP measurements of results. Motorola has provided these non-GAAP measurements to help investors better understand Motorola’s core operating performance, enhance comparisons of Motorola’s core operating performance from period to period and allow better comparisons of Motorola’s operating performance to that of its competitors. Among other things, the Company’s management uses these operating results, excluding the identified items, to evaluate the performance of its businesses and to evaluate results relative to certain incentive compensation targets. Management uses operating results excluding these items because it believes this measurement enables it to make better period-to-period evaluations of the financial performance of its core business operations. The non-GAAP measurements are intended only as a supplement to the comparable GAAP measurements and the Company compensates for the limitations inherent in the use of non-GAAP measurements by using GAAP measures in conjunction with the non-GAAP measurements. As a result, investors should consider these non-GAAP measurements in addition to, and not in substitution for or as superior to, measurements of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Highlighted items: The Company has excluded the effects of highlighted items (and any reversals of highlighted items recorded in prior periods) from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements because the Company believes that these historical items do not reflect expected future operating earnings or expenses and do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of the Company’s current operating performance or comparisons to the Company’s past operating performance.
Stock-based compensation expense: The Company has excluded stock-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements. Although stock-based compensation is a key incentive offered to our employees and the Company believes such compensation contributed to the revenue earned during the periods presented and also believes it will contribute
to the generation of future period revenues, the Company continues to evaluate its performance excluding stock-based compensation expense primarily because it represents a significant non-cash expense. Stock-based compensation expense will recur in future periods.
Intangible assets amortization expense: The Company has excluded intangible assets amortization expense from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements, primarily because it represents a significant non-cash expense and because the Company evaluates its performance excluding intangible assets amortization expense. Amortization of intangible assets is consistent in amount and frequency but is significantly affected by the timing and size of the Company’s acquisitions. Investors should note that the use of intangible assets contributed to the Company’s revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to the Company’s future period revenues as well. Intangible assets amortization expense will recur in future periods.
Details of the above items and reconciliations of the non-GAAP measurements to the corresponding GAAP measurements can be found at the end of this press release.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable federal securities law. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and generally include words such as “believes”, “expects”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “estimates” and similar expressions. We can give no assurance that any future results or events discussed in these statements will be achieved. Any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements contained in this release. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the timing and financial impact of the launch of new products and Motorola's financial outlook for the third quarter of 2010. Motorola cautions the reader that the risk factors below, as well as those on pages 17 through 29 in Item 1A of Motorola's 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its other SEC filings available for free on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on Motorola’s website at www.motorola.com, could cause Motorola's actual results to differ materially from those estimated or predicted in the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties cannot be controlled by Motorola and factors that may impact forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (1) possible negative effects on the Company's business operations, financial performance or assets as a result of its plan to create two independent, publicly traded companies; (2) the economic outlook for the telecommunications and broadband industries; (3) the Company's ability to improve financial performance in its Mobile Devices business, including the success of its smartphone strategy; (4) Mobile Device's dependency on third-party operating systems and software, including Google's Android operating system; (5) the level of demand for the Company's products, particularly if consumers, businesses and governments defer purchases in response to tighter credit; (6) the Company's ability to introduce new products and technologies in a timely manner; (7) unexpected negative consequences from the Company's restructuring and cost reduction activities, including as a result of significant restructuring at the Mobile Devices business; (8) negative impact on the Company's business from global economic conditions, which may include: (i) the inability of customers to obtain financing for purchases of the Company's products; (ii) the viability of the Company's suppliers that may no longer have access to necessary financing; (iii) changes in the value of investments held by the Company's pension plan and other defined benefit plans; (iv) fair and/or actual value of the Company's debt and equity investments differing significantly from the fair values currently assigned to them; (v) counterparty failures negatively impacting the Company's financial position; (vi) difficulties or increased costs for the Company in obtaining financing; and (vii) the inability of the Company to sell accounts receivable and long-term receivables in volumes and on terms comparable to historical practices; (9) the Company's ability to purchase sufficient materials, parts and components to meet customer demand, particularly in light of global economic conditions; (10) risks related to dependence on certain key suppliers; (11) the impact on the Company's performance and financial results from strategic acquisitions or divestitures, including those that may occur in the future; (12) risks related to the Company's high volume of manufacturing in Asia and business operations in foreign countries; (13) the creditworthiness of the Company's customers and distributors, particularly purchasers of large infrastructure systems; (14) variability in income received from licensing the Company's intellectual property to others, as well as expenses incurred when the Company licenses intellectual property from others; (15) unexpected liabilities or expenses, including unfavorable outcomes to any pending or future litigation or regulatory or similar proceedings; (16) the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, including the negative impact of a strengthening U.S. dollar on the Company when competing for business in foreign markets; (17) the impact on the Company from continuing hostilities in countries where the Company does business; (18) the impact on the Company from ongoing consolidation in the telecommunications and broadband industries; (19) the impact of changes in governmental policies, laws or regulations; (20) the outcome of currently ongoing and future tax matters; and (21) negative consequences from the Company's outsourcing of various activities, including certain manufacturing, information technology and administrative functions. Motorola undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement or risk factor, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
* Non-GAAP earnings per share excludes from GAAP earnings per share the effects of stock-based compensation expense, intangible assets amortization expense and highlighted items
** Total cash = Cash and cash equivalents + Sigma Fund (current and non-current) + Short-term investments
*** Net cash = Total cash - Total debt (Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt + Long-term debt)
**** Amounts attributable to Motorola, Inc. common shareholders
***** Due to rounding, EPS impact may not be equal to the sum of individual items
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