The company also uses free cash flow as a non-GAAP financial measure. Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. Management believes free cash flow shows the financial health of, and how efficiently we are running, the company.
Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the company's results prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the non-GAAP measures the company is using may differ from the non-GAAP measures used by other companies.
SOURCE Kraft Foods