Financially, I thought I would take a minute and provide a snapshot of progress we have made on corporate financial metrics over the last three calendar years. For the latest twelve months ended in December of 2008, we were loosing money. Operating income was negative and balance sheet metrics were not applicable.For the latest 12 months of the quarter just ended December 2011, operating income was approximately 22% excluding stock based comp. Return on assets 16%, return on equity 23% and return on invested capital approaching 50%. This is with a balance sheet that is entirely equity financed and quite conservative. Not surprisingly, total shareholder returns over the same period including dividends was over 663%.
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