The timing and amount of certain material items, including restructuring charges, asset impairments, changes in value of deferred compensation assets and liabilities, impact of stock-based compensation from modification of equity awards, and the tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments, which are needed to estimate GAAP financial measures are either inherently unpredictable or outside the control of the Company, and may have a significant impact on the Company’s financial results. Accordingly, Cypress cannot provide a full quantitative reconciliation for such non-GAAP financial measures included as part of the fourth quarter 2017 financial outlook to the most directly comparable GAAP measure without unreasonable effort and additional adjustments may be reflected in our non-GAAP results for the fourth quarter of 2017. Cypress has qualitatively described below, under the section “Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” the anticipated differences between the non-GAAP financial measures and the most directly comparable GAAP measures.
CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INFORMATION
Cypress will host its quarterly conference call on October 26, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to discuss its third quarter 2017 results and outlook for the fourth quarter of 2017.
All interested parties may dial 517-308-9119 and provide the passcode “Cypress” to listen to the call. The event will be broadcast over the Internet and may be accessed through Cypress’ website at www.cypress.com/investors. The archived presentation will be available for two weeks immediately following the event.
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NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
To supplement its condensed consolidated unaudited financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, Cypress uses the non-GAAP financial measures listed below, which are adjusted from the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to exclude certain items, as described in more detail below.
- Margin percent;
- Research and development expenses;
- Selling, general and administrative expenses;
- Provision (benefit) for income taxes;
- Pretax profit margin percent;
- Operating income (loss);
- Net income (loss); and
- Diluted earnings (loss) per share.
Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional and useful way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations which, when viewed in conjunction with Cypress' GAAP results, provide a more comprehensive understanding of the various factors and trends affecting the Company's business and operations.
The Company presents non-GAAP financial measures because management uses these measures to analyze and assess the Company's financial results and to manage the business.
There are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures including those discussed below. Moreover, the Company’s non-GAAP measures may be calculated differently than the non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures supplement and should be viewed in conjunction with GAAP financial measures.
As presented in the "Non-GAAP Results" tables in this press release, each of the non-GAAP financial measures excludes one or more of the following items:
Acquisition-related charges are not factored into management's
evaluation of Cypress' long-term performance after the completion of
acquisitions. However, a limitation of non-GAAP measures that exclude
acquisition-related charges is that these charges may represent payments
that reduce the cash available to the Company for other purposes.
Acquisition-related expenses primarily include: