Manhattan Associates will make its earnings release and published expectations available on its website ( www.manh.com). Beginning March 15, 2013, Manhattan Associates will observe a "Quiet Period" during which Manhattan Associates and its representatives will not comment concerning previously published financial expectations. Prior to the start of the Quiet Period, the public can continue to rely on the expectations published in this 2013 Guidance section as being Manhattan Associates' current expectation on matters covered, unless Manhattan Associates publishes a notice stating otherwise. During the Quiet Period, previously published expectations should be considered historical only, speaking only as of or prior to the Quiet Period, and Manhattan Associates disclaims any obligation to update any previously published financial expectations during the Quiet Period. The Quiet Period will extend until publication of Manhattan Associates' next quarterly earnings release, currently scheduled for the third full week of April 2013.
The Company's conference call regarding its fourth quarter and full year financial results will be held at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Investors are invited to listen to a live webcast of the conference call through the investor relations section of Manhattan Associates' website at www.manh.com . To listen to the live webcast, please go to the website at least 15 minutes before the call to download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay can be accessed shortly after the call by dialing +1.888.471.9891 in the U.S. and Canada, or +1.973.200.3379 outside the U.S., and entering the conference identification number 32249193 or via the web at www.manh.com . The phone replay will be available for two weeks after the call, and the Internet webcast will be available until Manhattan Associates' first quarter 2013 earnings release.
GAAP VERSUS NON-GAAP PRESENTATIONThe Company provides adjusted operating income, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share in this press release as additional information regarding the Company's operating results. These measures are not in accordance with – or an alternative to – GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share measures used by other companies. The Company believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures facilitates investors' understanding of its historical operating trends, because it provides important supplemental measurement information in evaluating the operating results of its business, as distinct from results that include items that are not indicative of ongoing operating results. The Company consequently believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides investors with useful insight into its profitability. This release should be read in conjunction with the Company's Form 8-K earnings release filing for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.