First quarter and full year guidance includes $500,000 and $1.0 million of transaction expenses respectively, related to our proposed acquisition of Bitstream’s font business. These expenses will not be tax deductible.
Conference call details
Monotype Imaging will host a conference call on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. EST to discuss the company’s fourth quarter and full year 2011 results and business outlook for 2012. Individuals who are interested in listening to the audio webcast should log on to the Investor Relations portion of the About Us section of Monotype Imaging’s website at www.monotypeimaging.com. The live call can also be accessed by dialing 877-941-8609 (domestic) or 480-629-9818 (international) using passcode 4503843. If individuals are unable to listen to the live call, the audio webcast will be archived in the Investor Relations portion of the company’s website for one year.
Non-GAAP financial measuresThis press release contains non-GAAP financial measures under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This non-GAAP information supplements and is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles. Non-GAAP financial measures are used internally to manage the business, such as in establishing an annual operating budget and in reporting to lenders. Non-GAAP financial measures are used by Monotype Imaging management in its operating and financial decision-making because management believes these measures reflect ongoing business in a manner that allows meaningful period-to-period comparisons. Accordingly, Monotype Imaging believes it is useful for investors and others to review both GAAP and non-GAAP measures in order to (a) understand and evaluate current operating performance and future prospects in the same manner as management does and (b) compare in a consistent manner the company’s current financial results with past financial results. The primary limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures are that these measures may not be directly comparable to the amounts reported by other companies and they do not include all items of income and expense that affect operations. Monotype Imaging management compensates for these limitations by considering the company’s financial results and outlook as determined in accordance with GAAP and by providing a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in the tables attached to this press release.