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 February 5, 2013" ("First Quarter Expectations – Quarter Ending March 31, 2013" and “2013 Expectations – Full Year Ending December 31, 2013”) and the statements that: we anticipate seeing momentum accelerate as new titles launch incorporating our new monetization systems; we believe Glu is strongly positioned to lead in a Social Gaming 2.0 landscape; we will continue to deliver engaging core gameplay, industry leading production values, and outstanding global reach; our new product roadmap is designed to drive higher monetization and lifetime value; every game we release in 2013 is designed to have the potential to outperform our best titles of years past; while we expect first quarter results to be impacted by a combination of seasonality and further delays in title launches, we remain in position to benefit from increasing monetization trends as we implement our new strategy; and that we are confident in our ability to end 2013 with approximately $14 million in cash and without the need to raise additional capital or incur debt. 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 February 5, 2013"; 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 November 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.2008 Equity Inducement Plan In connection with the hiring of our new VP of 3rd Party Development, Glu has agreed that its Compensation Committee will award our new VP of 3rd Party Development a non-qualified stock option to purchase 150,000 shares of Glu's common stock pursuant to Glu's 2008 Equity Inducement Plan. Glu's historical policy with respect to new hire stock option grants is to award a newly hired employee his or her stock option on the second Tuesday of the month following his or her employment start date; accordingly, the grant date for our new VP of 3rd Party Development’s option grant will be February 12, 2013. The stock option will have a six-year term, vest on a four-year schedule (25% of the underlying shares will vest on the first anniversary of our new VP of 3rd Party Development’s hire date, and 2.083% of the underlying shares will vest monthly thereafter), and have an exercise price equal to the closing price of Glu's common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market on the February 12, 2013 grant date.