Important Information About Non-GAAP References
PTC provides non-GAAP supplemental information to its financial results. Non-GAAP operating margin and EPS exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and the related tax effects of the preceding items and any one-time tax items, such as valuation allowance reversals. PTC provides this non-GAAP information to facilitate period-to-period comparisons of its operational performance by adjusting for certain non-cash and certain episodic expenses. We believe that providing non-GAAP measures affords investors a view of our operating results that may be more easily compared to peer companies. PTC management also uses this and other non-GAAP financial information to evaluate, manage and plan our business because the information provides additional insight into ongoing financial performance. In addition, compensation of our executives is based in part on the performance of our business based on these non-GAAP measures. However, non-GAAP information should not be construed as an alternative to GAAP information as the items excluded from the non-GAAP measures often have a material impact on PTC’s financial results. Therefore, management uses, and investors should use, non-GAAP measures in conjunction with our reported GAAP results.
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC - News) provides leading product lifecycle management (PLM), content management and dynamic publishing solutions to more than 50,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include the world's most innovative companies in manufacturing, publishing, services, government and life sciences industries. PTC is included in the S&P Midcap 400 and Russell 2000 indices. For more information on PTC, please visit http://www.ptc.com.
This press release contains preliminary results for the first quarter of 2009. Actual results may differ from those stated as a result of finalization of our first quarter financial statements. In addition, our assumptions concerning our GAAP and non-GAAP effective income tax rates for the quarter are based on estimates and other factors that could change, including geographic mix of our revenue and profits.
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