Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains comments that are “forward-looking” statements that involve risks and uncertainties; these statements are subject to the safe harbor created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated or forecasted results, including, but not limited to, factors affecting our expanded operations in emerging markets, such as Brazil, that expose us to greater political and economic volatility than our operations in established markets; the results of purchase accounting; macroeconomic circumstances that could impact our business, such as currency fluctuations; continued adverse capital and credit market conditions; and an economic downturn. For more information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ from anticipated results, see the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2011 and Form 10-Q for the quarters ended September 30, 2011, December 31, 2011, and March 31, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as may be required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to disclosing results that are determined in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), the Company also discloses return on invested capital (“ROIC”), a non-GAAP measure. Management uses ROIC as a performance measurement because it believes that this metric best balances the Company's operating results with its asset and liability management. It excludes the results of capitalization decisions, is easily computed and understood, and drives changes in shareholder value. In addition, the Company's Board of Directors uses this non-GAAP measure in evaluating management performance and setting management compensation. Analysis of results and outlook on a non-GAAP basis should be used as a complement to, and in conjunction with, data presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the Company's non-GAAP financial information to GAAP is set forth in a following table.
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