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Agilent Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Results

Companies mentioned in this article: Agilent Technologies Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today reported orders of $1.74 billion, up 9 percent over one year ago, for the third fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2014, and revenues of $1.77 billion, up 7 percent compared with one year ago. Third-quarter GAAP net income was $147 million, or $0.43 per share. Last year’s third-quarter GAAP net income was $168 million, or $0.49 per share.

During the third quarter, Agilent had pre-separation costs of $62 million, intangible amortization of $50 million, a net loss on extinguishment of debt of $21 million, and a tax benefit of $14 million. Excluding these items and $4 million of other net benefits, Agilent reported third-quarter adjusted net income of $262 million, or $0.78 per share(1).

“Agilent generated strong revenue and earnings this quarter, exceeding the high-end of our forecasted guidance,” said Agilent President and CEO Bill Sullivan. “We’re seeing continued improvement in our markets and good order growth across our businesses.”

“While delivering these solid results, the Agilent and Keysight teams have done an outstanding job of executing the company separation to date,” he added. “We are on track for the formal separation in early November, and both companies are well positioned for the future.”

Third-quarter revenues for Electronic Measurement—now Keysight— increased 8 percent compared with a year ago. Operating margins were 20 percent. Orders increased 7 percent over a year ago. Keysight began operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Agilent on Aug. 1. The subsidiary is expected to formally separate from Agilent in early November 2014, when its common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol KEYS.

In Life Sciences, Diagnostics and Applied Chemical Markets (LDA)—the new Agilent—revenues grew 6 percent compared with a year ago, led by growth in environmental, forensics, pharma and clinical/diagnostics. LDA operating margins were 19 percent. Orders were up 10 percent year over year.

Agilent generated $28 million of cash from operations in the quarter. Third-quarter ROIC was 17 percent(3).

Fourth-quarter 2014 revenues are expected to be in the range of $1.81 billion to $1.85 billion. Fourth-quarter non-GAAP earnings are expected to be in the range of $0.87 to $0.91 per share(2).

For the full fiscal year 2014, Agilent expects revenue of $6.99 billion to $7.03 billion and non-GAAP earnings of $3.04 to $3.08 per share(2).

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

In September 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. On Aug. 1, 2014, the company’s electronic measurement business began operating as Keysight Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.

Agilent’s management will present more details about its third-quarter FY2014 financial results on a conference call with investors today at 1:30 p.m. PDT. This event will be webcast live in listen-only mode. Listeners may log on at www.investor.agilent.com and select “Q3 2014 Agilent Technologies Inc. Earnings Conference Call” in the “News & Events Calendar of Events” section. The webcast will remain available on the company’s website for 90 days.

Additional information regarding financial results can be found at www.investor.agilent.com by selecting “Financial Results” in the “Financial Information” section.

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available at approximately 4:30 p.m. PDT today through Aug. 21. The replay number is (855) 859-2056, or from outside the United States, (404) 537-3406; enter passcode 65641706.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information regarding Agilent’s separation of the electronic measurement business; future revenues, earnings and profitability; the future demand for the company’s products and services; customer expectations; and revenue and non-GAAP earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2014. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Agilent’s results to differ materially from management’s current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, unforeseen changes in the strength of our customers’ businesses; unforeseen changes in the demand for current and new products, technologies, and services; customer purchasing decisions and timing, and the risk that we are not able to realize the savings expected from integration and restructuring activities.

In addition, other risks that Agilent faces in running its operations include the ability to execute successfully through business cycles; the ability to meet and achieve the benefits of its cost-reduction goals and otherwise successfully adapt its cost structures to continuing changes in business conditions; ongoing competitive, pricing and gross-margin pressures; the risk that our cost-cutting initiatives will impair our ability to develop products and remain competitive and to operate effectively; the impact of geopolitical uncertainties and global economic conditions on our operations, our markets and our ability to conduct business; the ability to improve asset performance to adapt to changes in demand; the ability of our supply chain to adapt to changes in demand; the ability to successfully introduce new products at the right time, price and mix; the ability of Agilent to successfully integrate recent acquisitions; and other risks detailed in Agilent’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2014. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Agilent’s management and on currently available information. Agilent undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

(1) Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share exclude primarily the impacts of acquisition and integration costs, pre-separation costs, transformation initiatives and restructuring costs, net loss on debt extinguishment, and non-cash intangibles amortization. We also exclude any tax benefits that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. A reconciliation between non-GAAP net income and GAAP net income is set forth on page 6 of the attached tables along with additional information regarding the use of this non-GAAP measure.

(2) Non-GAAP earnings per share as projected for Q4FY14 and full fiscal year 2014 excludes primarily the impacts of acquisition and integration costs, net loss on debt extinguishment, pre-separation costs, future restructuring costs, asset impairment charges, and non-cash intangibles amortization. We also exclude any tax benefits that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. Most of these excluded amounts pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Therefore, no reconciliation to GAAP amounts has been provided. Future amortization of intangibles is expected to be approximately $50 million per quarter.

(3) Return on invested capital (ROIC) is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as income from operations less other (income) expense and taxes, annualized, divided by the average of the two most recent quarter-end balances of assets less net current liabilities. The reconciliation of ROIC can be found on page 8 of the attached tables, along with additional information regarding the use of this non-GAAP measure.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Further technology, corporate citizenship and executive news is available on the Agilent news site at www.agilent.com/go/news.

     
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
 
 
Three Months Ended
July 31, Percent
2014 2013

Inc/(Dec)

 
Orders $ 1,739 $ 1,600 9 %
 
Net revenue $ 1,766 $ 1,652 7 %
 
Costs and expenses:
Cost of products and services 852 796 7 %
Research and development 177 171 4 %
Selling, general and administrative   508     449   13 %
Total costs and expenses   1,537     1,416   9 %
 
Income from operations 229 236 (3 %)
 
Interest income 3 2 50 %
Interest expense (28 ) (27 ) 4 %
Other income (expense), net   (20 )   1  
 
Income before taxes 184 212 (13 %)
 
Provision for income taxes   37     44   (16 %)
 
Net income $ 147   $ 168   (13 %)
 
 
 
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.44 $ 0.50
Diluted $ 0.43 $ 0.49
 
Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share:
Basic 334 339
Diluted 338 343
 
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.132 $ 0.120
 
 

The preliminary income statement is estimated based on our current information.

 

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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
 
 
Nine Months Ended
July 31, Percent
2014 2013 Inc/(Dec)
 
Orders $ 5,229 $ 4,998 5 %
 
Net revenue $ 5,176 $ 5,064 2 %
 
Costs and expenses:
Cost of products and services 2,480 2,437 2 %
Research and development 530 531
Selling, general and administrative   1,509     1,430   6 %
Total costs and expenses   4,519     4,398   3 %
 
Income from operations 657 666 (1 %)
 
Interest income 7 5 40 %
Interest expense (87 ) (77 ) 13 %
Other income (expense), net   (16 )   11  
 
Income before taxes 561 605 (7 %)
 
Provision for income taxes   80     92   (13 %)
 
Net income $ 481   $ 513   (6 %)
 
 
 
Net income per share:
Basic $ 1.44 $ 1.49
Diluted $ 1.42 $ 1.47
 
Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share:
Basic 333 344
Diluted 338 348
 
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.396 $ 0.340
 
 
The preliminary income statement is estimated based on our current information.
 

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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
 
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
July 31, July 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
 
Net income $ 147 $ 168 $ 481 $ 513
 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 
Unrealized gain on investments 8 4 8 5
Amounts reclassified into earnings related to investments (1 ) (1 )
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments 2 (4 ) 1 7
Amounts reclassified into earnings related to derivative instruments 1 (3 ) 1 (8 )
Foreign currency translation (92 ) (32 ) (59 ) (87 )
Net defined benefit pension cost and post retirement plan costs:
Amortization of actuarial net loss 11 15 36 45
Amortization of net prior service benefit   (8 )   (8 )   (24 )   (24 )
Other comprehensive loss   (79 )   (28 )   (38 )   (62 )
 
Total comprehensive income $ 68   $ 140   $ 443   $ 451  
 
 
The preliminary statement of comprehensive income is estimated based on our current information.
 
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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(In millions, except par value and share amounts)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
 
 
July 31, October 31,
2014 2013
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,391 $ 2,675
Accounts receivable, net 891 899
Inventory 1,099 1,066
Other current assets   453     343  
Total current assets 4,834 4,983
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,142 1,134
Goodwill 3,012 3,047
Other intangible assets, net 758 916
Long-term investments 164 139
Other assets   470     467  
Total assets $ 10,380   $ 10,686  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 402 $ 432
Employee compensation and benefits 365 401
Deferred revenue 447 439
Short-term debt 35
Other accrued liabilities   330     330  
Total current liabilities 1,579 1,602
 
Long-term debt 2,181 2,699
Retirement and post-retirement benefits 235 294
Other long-term liabilities   745     802  
Total liabilities   4,740     5,397  
 
Total Equity:
Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock; $0.01 par value; 125 million shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

Common stock; $0.01 par value, 2 billion shares authorized; 606 million shares at July 31, 2014 and 602 million shares at October 31, 2013, issued

6 6

Treasury stock at cost; 273 million shares at July 31, 2014 and 269 million shares at October 31, 2013

(9,807 ) (9,607 )
Additional paid-in-capital 8,898 8,723
Retained earnings 6,487 6,073
Accumulated other comprehensive income   53     91  
Total stockholders' equity 5,637 5,286
Non-controlling interest   3     3  
Total equity   5,640     5,289  
Total liabilities and equity $ 10,380   $ 10,686  
 
 
The preliminary balance sheet is estimated based on our current information.
 
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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
 
 
Three Months Nine Months
Ended Ended
July 31, July 31,
2014 2014
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 147 $ 481
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 98 291
Accelerated amortization of interest rate swap gain (due to early redemption of debt) (8 ) (8 )
Share-based compensation 19 77
Excess tax benefit from share-based plans (3 )
Excess and obsolete inventory related charges 16 39
Other non-cash expenses, net (14 ) (6 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 3 -
Inventory (17 ) (73 )
Accounts payable (73 ) (29 )
Employee compensation and benefits (36 ) (32 )
Other assets and liabilities   (107 )   (190 )
Net cash provided by operating activities (a) 28 547
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Investments in property, plant and equipment (64 ) (162 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 12 14
Payment to acquire equity method investment (21 ) (25 )
Change in restricted cash and cash equivalents, net 1 1
Proceeds from divestiture 2 2
Proceeds from sale of investment securities 1 1
Acquisition of businesses and intangible assets, net of cash acquired   (1 )   (3 )
Net cash used in investing activities (70 ) (172 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Issuance of common stock under employee stock plans 41 136
Treasury stock repurchases (50 ) (200 )
Prepayment of senior notes (500 ) (500 )
Payment of dividends (44 ) (132 )
Proceeds from short-term borrowings 35 35
Proceeds from revolving credit facility 50 50
Repayment of revolving credit facility (50 ) (50 )
Excess tax benefit from share-based plans       3  
Net cash used in financing activities (518 ) (658 )
 
Effect of exchange rate movements 1 (1 )
 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (559 ) (284 )
 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   2,950     2,675  
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 2,391   $ 2,391  
 
(a) Cash payments included in operating activities:
Restructuring payments 5 23
Income tax payments, net 37 71
 
 
The preliminary cash flow is estimated based on our current information.
 
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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
NON-GAAP NET INCOME AND DILUTED EPS RECONCILIATIONS
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
July 31, July 31,
Diluted Diluted Diluted Diluted
2014   EPS 2013   EPS 2014   EPS 2013   EPS
 
GAAP Net income $ 147 $ 0.43 $ 168 $ 0.49 $ 481 $ 1.42 $ 513 $ 1.47
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Restructuring and other related costs

1

(4 ) (0.01 ) 56 0.16
Asset impairments and write-downs 1 3 0.01
Intangible amortization 50 0.15 48 0.14 152 0.45 151 0.43
Transformational initiatives 7 0.02 8 0.02 18 0.05 14 0.04
Acquisition and integration costs 2 0.01 6 0.02 11 0.03 22 0.06
Pre-separation costs 62

0.19

123 0.36
Net loss on extinguishment of debt 21 0.06 21 0.06
Other (13 ) (0.04 ) 2 0.01 (10 ) (0.02 ) 11 0.03
Adjustment for taxes (a)   (14 )  

(0.04

)   (1 )     (60 )   (0.17 )   (46 )   (0.12 )
Non-GAAP Net income $ 262   $ 0.78   $ 233   $ 0.68 $ 732   $ 2.17   $ 724   $ 2.08  
 
 
(a) The adjustment for taxes excludes tax benefits that management believes are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. For the three and nine months ended July 31, 2014, management uses a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 16% that we believe to be indicative of on-going operations.
 
Historical amounts are reclassified to conform with current presentation.
 
We provide non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share amounts in order to provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our operational performance and our prospects for the future. These supplemental measures exclude, among other things, charges related to the amortization of intangibles, the impact of restructuring charges, acquisition and integration costs, net loss on debt extinguishment and pre-separation costs. Some of the exclusions, such as impairments, may be beyond the control of management. Further, some may be less predictable than revenue derived from our core businesses (the day to day business of selling our products and services). These reasons provide the basis for management's belief that the measures are useful.
 
Restructuring costs include incremental expenses incurred in the period associated with publicly announced major restructuring programs, usually aimed at material changes in business and/or cost structure. Such costs may include one-time termination benefits, asset impairments, facility-related costs and contract termination fees.
 
Asset impairments and write-downs include assets that have been written-down to their fair value.
 
Transformational initiatives include expenses incurred in the period associated with targeted cost reduction activities such as manufacturing transfers, small site consolidations, reorganizations, insourcing or outsourcing of activities. Such costs may include move and relocation costs, one-time termination benefits and other one-time reorganization costs.
 
Acquisition and Integration costs include all incremental expenses incurred to effect a business combination which have been expensed during the period. Such acquisition costs may include advisory, legal, accounting, valuation, and other professional or consulting fees. Such integration costs may include expenses directly related to integration of business and facility operations, information technology systems and infrastructure and other employee-related costs.
 
Pre-separation costs include all incremental expenses incurred by Agilent in order to effect the separation, through the planned early November distribution date. They also include the cost of all the new FY14 hires required to operate two separate companies. The intent is to only include in non-GAAP expenses what would not have been incurred if we had no plan to spin-off our Electronic Measurement Group.
 
Net loss on extinguishment of debt relates to the early redemption of our 2015 senior notes.
 
Our management uses non-GAAP measures to evaluate the performance of our core businesses, to estimate future core performance and to compensate employees. Since management finds this measure to be useful, we believe that our investors benefit from seeing our results “through the eyes” of management in addition to seeing our GAAP results. This information facilitates our management’s internal comparisons to our historical operating results as well as to the operating results of our competitors.
 

Our management recognizes that items such as amortization of intangibles, net loss on debt extinguishment and restructuring charges can have a material impact on our cash flows and/or our net income. Our GAAP financial statements including our statement of cash flows portray those effects. Although we believe it is useful for investors to see core performance free of special items, investors should understand that the excluded items are actual expenses that may impact the cash available to us for other uses. To gain a complete picture of all effects on the company’s profit and loss from any and all events, management does (and investors should) rely upon the GAAP income statement. The non-GAAP numbers focus instead upon the core business of the company, which is only a subset, albeit a critical one, of the company’s performance.

 
Readers are reminded that non-GAAP numbers are merely a supplement to, and not a replacement for, GAAP financial measures. They should be read in conjunction with the GAAP financial measures. It should be noted as well that our non-GAAP information may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies.
 
 
The preliminary non-GAAP net income and diluted EPS reconciliation is estimated based on our current information.
 
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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(In millions, except where noted)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
 
Life Sciences and Diagnostics
Q3'14 Q3'13 Q2'14
Orders $ 597 $ 536 $ 598
Revenue $ 592 $ 564 $ 577
Gross Margin, % 53.6 % 53.6 % 53.2 %
Income from Operations $ 93 $ 91 $ 76
Segment Assets $ 4,305 $ 4,252 $ 4,306
Return On Invested Capital (a), % 8 % 8 % 7 %
 
 
Chemical Analysis
Q3'14 Q3'13 Q2'14
Orders $ 420 $ 390 $ 432
Revenue $ 417 $ 387 $ 411
Gross Margin, % 52.7 % 51.0 % 52.5 %
Income from Operations $ 97 $ 83 $ 90
Segment Assets $ 1,791 $ 1,732 $ 1,778
Return On Invested Capital (a), % 21 % 19 % 20 %
 
 
Electronic Measurement
Q3'14 Q3'13 Q2'14
Orders $ 722 $ 674 $ 782
Revenue $ 757 $ 701 $ 743
Gross Margin, % 55.3 % 56.6 % 56.2 %
Income from Operations $ 149 $ 129 $ 148
Segment Assets $ 1,963 $ 2,008 $ 1,976

Return On Invested Capital (a), %

35 % 30 % 35 %
 
 
Income from operations reflect the results of our reportable segments under Agilent's management reporting system which are not necessarily in conformity with GAAP financial measures. Income from operations of our reporting segments exclude, among other things, charges related to the amortization of intangibles, the impact of restructuring charges, acquisition and integration costs and pre-separation costs.
 
In general, recorded orders represent firm purchase commitments from our customers with established terms and conditions for products and services that will be delivered within six months.
 
(a) Return On Invested Capital is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as income from operations less other (income) expense and taxes, annualized, divided by the average of the two most recent quarter-end balances of assets less net current liabilities. The reconciliation of ROIC can be found on page 8 of these tables, along with additional information regarding the use of this non-GAAP measure.
 
Readers are reminded that non-GAAP numbers are merely a supplement to, and not a replacement for, GAAP financial measures. They should be read in conjunction with the GAAP financial measures. It should be noted as well that our non-GAAP information may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies.
 
 
The preliminary segment information is estimated based on our current information.
 
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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF ROIC
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
 
 
LDG CAG EMG AGILENT LDG CAG EMG AGILENT LDG CAG EMG
Numerator: Q3'14   Q3'14   Q3'14   Q3'14 Q3'13   Q3'13   Q3'13   Q3'13 Q2'14   Q2'14   Q2'14
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 93 $ 97 $ 149 $ 339 $ 91 $ 83 $ 129 $ 303 $ 76 $ 90 $ 148
Less:
Taxes and Other (income)/expense   15       15       23       54     16       13       20       49     11       14       23  
 
Segment return 78 82 126 285 (a) 75 70 109 254 (a) 65 76 125
                                     
Segment return annualized $ 312     $ 328     $ 504     $ 1,140   $ 300     $ 280     $ 436     $ 1,016   $ 260     $ 304     $ 500  
 
Denominator:
Segment assets (b) $ 4,305 $ 1,791 $ 1,963 $ 8,059 $ 4,252 $ 1,732 $ 2,008 $ 7,994 $ 4,306 $ 1,778 $ 1,976
Less:
Net current liabilities (c)   416       249       503       1,169     411       235       522       1,167     462       281       573  
Invested capital $ 3,889     $ 1,542     $ 1,460     $ 6,890   $ 3,841     $ 1,497     $ 1,486     $ 6,827   $ 3,844     $ 1,497     $ 1,403  
 
Average invested capital $ 3,866 $ 1,520 $ 1,431 $ 6,821 $ 3,836 $ 1,491 $ 1,467 $ 6,796 $ 3,859 $ 1,503 $ 1,412
 
ROIC 8 % 21 % 35 % 17 % 8 % 19 % 30 % 15 % 7 % 20 % 35 %
 
 
ROIC calculation:(annualized current quarter segment return)/(average of the two most recent quarter-end balances of segment invested capital)
 

(a) Agilent return is equal to non-GAAP net income of $262 million plus net interest expense after tax of $23 million for Q3'14 and $233 million plus net interest expense after tax of $21 million for Q3'13. Please see "Non-GAAP Net Income and Diluted EPS Reconciliations" for a reconciliation of non-GAAP net income to GAAP net income.

 
(b) Segment assets consist of inventory, accounts receivable, property plant and equipment, gross goodwill and other intangibles, deferred taxes and allocated corporate assets.
 
(c) Includes accounts payable, employee compensation and benefits, deferred revenue, certain other accrued liabilities and allocated corporate liabilities.
 

Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) is a non-GAAP measure that management believes provides useful supplemental information for management and the investor. ROIC is a tool by which we track how much value we are creating for our shareholders. Management uses ROIC as a performance measure for our businesses, and our senior managers' compensation is linked to ROIC improvements as well as other performance criteria. We believe that ROIC provides our management with a means to analyze and improve their business, measuring segment profitability in relation to net asset investments. We acknowledge that ROIC may not be calculated the same way by every company. When we complete a major acquisition, we may adjust invested capital for the relevant segment in the quarter when the acquisition occurred. We compensate for this limitation by monitoring and providing to the reader a full GAAP income statement and balance sheet.

 
Readers are reminded that non-GAAP numbers are merely a supplement to, and not a replacement for, GAAP financial measures. They should be read in conjunction with the GAAP financial measures. It should be noted as well that our non-GAAP information may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies.
 
 
The preliminary reconciliation of ROIC is based on our current information.
 
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