As previously announced, the Company will host a conference call starting at 3:30 p.m. Central Time today. The live dial-in number for the call is 800-659-1966 (U.S.) / 617-614-2711 (International). The participant passcode for the call is “Wright.” To access a simultaneous webcast of the conference call via the internet, go to the “Corporate - Investor Information” section of the Company’s website located at www.wmt.com.
A replay of the conference call by telephone will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. Central Time today and continuing until February 28, 2013. To hear this replay, dial 888-286-8010 (U.S.) or 617-801-6888 (International) and enter the passcode 37790344. A replay of the conference call will also be available via the internet starting today and continuing for at least 12 months. To access a replay of the conference call via the internet, go to the “Corporate - Investor Information - Audio Archives” section of the Company’s website located at www.wmt.com.
The conference call may include a discussion of non-GAAP financial measures. Reference is made to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, the reconciliation of the differences between the two financial measures, and the other information included in this press release, the Form 8-K filed with the SEC today, or otherwise available in the “Corporate - Investor Information - Supplemental Financial Information” section of the Company’s website located at www.wmt.com.The conference call may include forward-looking statements. See the cautionary information about forward-looking statements in the “Safe-Harbor Statement” section of this press release. About Wright Medical Wright Medical Group, Inc. is a global orthopaedic medical device company that specializes in the design, manufacture and marketing of devices and biologics for extremity, hip and knee reconstruction and is the recognized leader of surgical solutions for the foot and ankle market. The Company has been in business for more than 60 years and markets its products in over 60 countries worldwide. For more information about Wright Medical, visit the Company’s website at www.wmt.com. Non-GAAP Financial Measures The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures, such as net sales, excluding the impact of foreign currency; operating income, as adjusted; net income, as adjusted; net income, as adjusted, per diluted share; effective tax rate, as adjusted; and free cash flow. The Company’s management believes that the presentation of these measures provides useful information to investors. These measures may assist investors in evaluating the Company’s operations, period over period. The measures exclude such items as costs related to the U.S. governmental inquiries and the DPA, costs associated with distributor conversions and non-competes, non-cash interest expense related to the Company’s 2017 Convertible Notes, mark-to-market adjustments on derivative assets and liabilities, losses associated with the termination of derivative instruments, write-off of unamortized deferred financing costs, restructuring charges, gains or losses on the sale of assets, transaction costs, changes in estimates of the Company’s total probable insurance recovery for costs associated with product liability claims, IRS audit liabilities, costs related to settlement of certain employment matters and the hiring of a new CEO, and non-cash stock-based expense, all of which may be highly variable, difficult to predict and of a size that could have substantial impact on the Company’s reported results of operations for a period. Management uses these measures internally for evaluation of the performance of the business, including the allocation of resources and the evaluation of results relative to employee performance compensation targets. Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures only as a supplement to, not as a substitute for or as superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.