The Company's non-GAAP guidance includes the impact of expensing employee share based compensation. All non-GAAP earnings per share amounts are on a diluted basis.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company's non-GAAP results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 exclude amortization expense associated with certain acquisition-related intangible assets, restructuring charges associated primarily with employee severance costs, and directs costs of the Embla acquisition, and its fourth quarter and full year guidance exclude such amortization expenses, restructuring charges, and acquisition costs, and the impact of any future acquisitions.
The Company believes that the presentation of historical results and guidance excluding these items provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors that is indicative of the Company's core operating results. Therefore, the Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate comparison of operating results across reporting periods. A reconciliation between the Company's historical results of operations on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for the periods reported is included as part of the condensed consolidated statements of operations at the end of this release.
The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the Company's performance and when planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical performance. The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for or superior to financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated.
Natus has scheduled an investment-community conference call to discuss this announcement beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time) today, October 27, 2011. Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing 866-277-1182 for domestic callers, or 1-617-597-5359 for international callers, and entering reservation code 23189279. A telephone replay will be available for 48 hours following the conclusion of the call by dialing 888-286-8010 for domestic callers, or 1-617-801-6888 for international callers, and entering reservation code 85016916.