Factors that could cause the Company's results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements include, without limitation, variation in demand and acceptance of the Company's products and services, the frequency, magnitude and timing of paper and other raw-material-price changes, general business and economic conditions beyond the Company's control, such as interest rates, timing of the completion and integration of acquisitions, the consequences of competitive factors in the marketplace including the ability to attract and retain customers, results of continuous improvement and other cost-containment strategies, asset impairments or other accounting adjustments that could result from any of the forgoing factors or other factors affecting the Company’s business and the Company's success in attracting and retaining key personnel. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update forward-looking statements as a result of new information, since these statements may no longer be accurate or timely.
Non-GAAP Measures Presented in This Press Release
The Company reports its results in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (GAAP). However, we believe that certain non-GAAP measures found in this press release, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP measures, are useful for investors. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position, or cash flows where amounts are either excluded or included, not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. We discuss non-GAAP pretax income, which is not calculated in accordance with GAAP. This non-GAAP measure should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, results determined in accordance with GAAP.
Management evaluates the Company’s results, excluding pension loss amortization, pension settlements, restructuring charges, asset impairments and postretirement termination benefits. We believe this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors because it provides a more complete understanding of our current underlying operating performance, a clearer comparison of current period results with past reports of financial performance, and greater transparency regarding information used by management in its decision making. Internally, management and our Board of Directors use this non-GAAP measure to evaluate our business performance.