Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings (or net income) before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, other expenses (income), and stock-based compensation. As required by SEC rules, we have provided an attached schedule with a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, net income.
Management believes adjusted EBITDA is one of the appropriate measures for evaluating the operating performance of the Company because it reflects the resources available for strategic opportunities including, among others, to invest in the business, strengthen the balance sheet, and make strategic acquisitions.
However, these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP as more fully discussed in the Company's financial statements and filings with the SEC. As used herein, "GAAP" refers to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding anticipated financial results. Our actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks that could cause our results to differ include, without limitation, deterioration of global economic conditions, our ability to correctly predict highly changeable consumer preferences and product trends, our ability to continue to develop new products and services, our reliance on a small group of retailers for the majority of our gross sales, our ability to compete effectively with competitors, the seasonality of our business, our growing focus on online products and services and privacy concerns about our Internet-connected products, consumer acceptance of downloadable content and data collection, system failures in our online services or web store, our dependence on our suppliers for our components and raw materials, our reliance on a limited number of manufacturers, our ability to maintain sufficient inventory levels, our ability to maintain or acquire licenses, third parties who claim we are infringing on their intellectual property rights, errors or defects in our products, the sufficiency of our liquidity, the risk associated with international operations, costs or changes associated with compliance with laws and regulations, negative political developments, natural disasters, armed hostilities, terrorism, labor strikes or public health issues, the loss of members of our executive management team, continued ownership by a few stockholders of a significant percentage of voting the power in the company, and the volatility of our stock price. These risks and others are discussed under “Risk Factors” in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our 2012 annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 11, 2013. All information provided in this release is as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update this information.