CTS adjusts for this item because they are discrete events which have a significant impact on comparable GAAP financial measures and could distort an evaluation of our normal operating performance.

CTS uses an adjusted earnings per share measure to evaluate overall performance, establish plans and perform strategic analysis. Using this measure avoids distortion in the evaluation of operating results by eliminating the impact of events which are not related to normal operating performance. Because this measure is based on the exclusion or inclusion of specific items, they may not be comparable to measures used by other companies which have similar titles. CTS' management compensates for this limitation when performing peer comparisons by evaluating both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures reported by peer companies. CTS believes that this measure is useful to its management, investors and stakeholders in that it:
  • provides a truer measure of CTS' operating performance,
  • reflects the results used by management in making decisions about the business, and
  • helps review and project CTS' performance over time.

We recommend that investors consider both actual and adjusted measures in evaluating the performance of CTS with peer companies.

Segment Operating Earnings

Segment operating earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure outside the context of the Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 280 required reconciliation in the notes to the Company's financial statements. The most comparable GAAP term is operating earnings. Segment operating earnings exclude the effects of restructuring and restructuring-related charges when they are incurred by the Company. Segment operating earnings exclude interest expense, and other non-operating income and income taxes according to how a particular segment is measured. CTS' management provides the segment operating earnings measure to provide consistency between segment information in its earnings release and the business segment discussion in the notes to its financial statements.
CTS Corporation and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - Unaudited
(In thousands of dollars)
September 30 December 31,
2012 2011
Cash and cash equivalents $ 88,620 $ 76,412
Accounts receivable, net 81,014 88,345
Inventories 75,007 92,540
Other current assets   24,512   26,089
Total current assets   269,153   283,386
Property, plant & equipment, net 89,721 84,860
Other assets 122,502 112,569
Total Assets $ 481,376 $ 480,815
Notes payable and current portion
of long-term debt $ - $ -
Accounts payable 59,207 80,468
Other accrued liabilities   36,866   43,769
Total current liabilities   96,073   124,237
Long-term debt 94,500 74,400
Other obligations 18,450 18,881
Shareholders' equity 272,353 263,297
Total Liabilities and    
Shareholders' Equity $ 481,376 $ 480,815

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