PTC provides non-GAAP supplemental information to its financial results. Non-GAAP EPS excludes stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, restructuring charges, acquisition-related expenses, costs associated with terminating a U.S. pension plan, certain identified non-operating gains and losses, and the related tax effects of the preceding items and discrete tax items. We use non-GAAP measures, and we believe that non-GAAP measures assist our investors, to make period-to-period comparisons of our operational performance because they provide a view of our operating results without items that are not, in our view, indicative of our core operating results. We believe that t non-GAAP measures help illustrate underlying trends in our business, and we use the measures to establish budgets and operational goals, communicated internally and externally, for managing our business and evaluating our performance. We believe that providing non-GAAP measures affords investors a view of our operating results that may be more easily compared to the results of peer companies. 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. Management uses, and investors should consider, non-GAAP measures in conjunction with our GAAP results.
Statements in this press release that are not historic facts, including statements about our fiscal 2015 and other financial and growth expectations, intent to repurchase shares and enter into the accelerated stock repurchase agreement and to return 40% of free cash flow to shareholders and associated expected effects, intent to enter into a new credit facility, and the acquisition of Axeda, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include the possibility that the macroeconomic climate may not improve or may deteriorate, the possibility that our revenue and cash flow may decrease if customers do not purchase or adopt our solutions when or at the rates we expect, the possibility that foreign currency exchange rates may vary from our expectations and thereby affect our reported revenue, expense and earnings, the possibility that we may not achieve the license, services or support growth rates that we expect, which could result in a different mix of revenue between license, service and support and could impact our EPS results, the possibility that our businesses, including the Atego and Axeda (once acquired) businesses, may not expand and/or generate the revenue we expect, the possibility that we may not complete the acquisition of Axeda Corporation when or as we expect, the possibility that other uses of cash may reduce the amount of shares we repurchase, the possibility that the use of cash to repurchase our shares may reduce our ability to undertake organic and inorganic growth initiatives, the possibility that existing and/or other banks will be unwilling to enter into an expanded credit facility with us, the possibility that the increased leverage we anticipate undertaking in connection with the new capital allocation strategy will constrain our ability to pursue other initiatives, the possibility that resource constraints and personnel reductions could adversely affect our revenue, and the possibility that fines and penalties may be assessed against us in connection with our previously announced investigation in China. Other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected are detailed from time to time in reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
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PTC Investor Relations
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