Glu may consider whether significant non-recurring items that arise in the future should also be excluded in calculating the non-GAAP financial measures it uses.
Glu believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when taken together with the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide meaningful supplemental information regarding Glu's performance by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of Glu's core business, operating results or future outlook. Glu's management uses, and believes that investors benefit from referring to, these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing Glu's operating results, as well as when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate comparisons of Glu's performance to prior periods.
Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding our "Business Outlook as of November 1, 2012" ("Fourth Quarter Expectations – Quarter Ending December 31, 2012" and “2012 Expectations – Full Year Ending December 31, 2012”) and the statements that: we are confident in Glu’s long-term ability to drive higher monetization and lifetime value through the inclusion of robust multiplayer and community functionality; the acquisition of GameSpy and appointment of our first President of Studios will accelerate our ability to enhance average revenue per day per daily active user; we anticipate Adjusted EBITDA improvement in Q1 2013 from Q4 2012 guidance levels; and Glu remains well positioned to execute its long-term monetization strategy. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Investors should consider important risk factors, which include: the risks identified under "Business Outlook as of November 1, 2012"; the risk that Glu will be unable to successfully integrate GameSpy, Griptonite and Blammo and its employees and achieve expected synergies, the risk that Glu will have difficulty retaining key employees of GameSpy, Griptonite and Blammo; the risk that consumer demand for smartphones, tablets and next-generation platforms does not grow as significantly as we anticipate or that we will be unable to capitalize on any such growth; the risk that we do not realize a sufficient return on our investment with respect to our efforts to develop freemium games for smartphones, tablets and next-generation platforms, the risk that we will not be able to maintain our good relationships with Apple and Google; the risk that our development expenses for games for smartphones, tablets and next-generation platforms are greater than we anticipate; the risk that our recently and newly launched games are less popular than anticipated; the risk that our newly released games will be of a quality less than desired by reviewers and consumers; the risk that the mobile games market, particularly with respect to freemium gaming, is smaller than anticipated; and other risks detailed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 9, 2012 and our other SEC filings. You can locate these reports through our website at http://www.glu.com/investors. We are under no obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update or alter our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.About Glu Mobile Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of freemium games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as BLOOD & GLORY, DEER HUNTER, FRONTLINE COMMANDO, GUN BROS, and SAMURAI VS. ZOMBIES DEFENSE on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone, Google Chrome and MAC OS. Glu’s unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers globally. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco with a major office outside Seattle, and international locations in Brazil, Canada, China and Russia. Consumers can find high-quality entertainment wherever they see the ‘g’ character logo or at www.glu.com. For live updates, please follow Glu via Twitter at www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan at www.facebook.com/glumobile. BIG TIME GANGSTA, BLOOD & GLORY, BOMBSHELLS: HELL’S BELLES, CAMPERS!, DEATH DOME, DEER HUNTER, ENCHANT U, ETERNITY WARRIORS, FRONTLINE COMMANDO, GEARS & GUTS, GUN BROS, HAME ON THE RUN, INDESTRUCTIBLE, MUTANT ROADKILL, MY DRAGON, SAMURAI VS ZOMBIES DEFENSE, SMALL STREET, STARDOM: THE A LIST, TAVERN QUEST, GLU, GLU MOBILE and the 'g' character logo are trademarks of Glu Mobile Inc.
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