Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) today increased its 2016 full-year business outlook. The Company now expects its 2016 full-year Adjusted Diluted Income per Common Share from Continuing Operations ("Adjusted EPS") to be in the range of $5.73 to $5.83. This outlook includes a $0.28 net tax benefit recognized in the third quarter of 2016 related to an Internal Revenue Service-approved tax accounting method change. Absent that benefit, the outlook for 2016 Adjusted EPS would be $5.45-$5.55. The outlook for 2016 Adjusted EPS does not include the impact of any future merger or unplanned restructuring and severance charges, the impact from future sales or acquisitions of operating assets or the impact of taxes on such items. These items may occur from time to time due to management decisions and changing business circumstances, and the impact of such items would be included in both Adjusted EPS (other than gains or losses from operating assets and any related tax effect) and Diluted Income per Common Share from Continuing Operations attributable to Time Warner Inc. common shareholders ("EPS"), which is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to Adjusted EPS. The Company is currently unable to forecast precisely the timing and/or magnitude of any such events and resulting impacts on EPS and Adjusted EPS. Use of Adjusted EPS Measure Adjusted EPS is Diluted Income per Common Share from Continuing Operations attributable to Time Warner Inc. common shareholders with the following items excluded from Income from Continuing Operations attributable to Time Warner Inc. common shareholders: noncash impairments of goodwill, intangible and fixed assets and investments; gains and losses on operating assets (other than deferred gains on sale-leasebacks), liabilities (including extinguishments of debt) and investments, in each case including associated costs of the transaction; gains and losses recognized in connection with pension and other postretirement benefit plan curtailments or settlements; external costs related to mergers, acquisitions, investments or dispositions (including restructuring and severance costs associated with dispositions), as well as contingent consideration related to such transactions, to the extent such costs are expensed; amounts related to securities litigation and government investigations; the foreign currency losses during the three months ended December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015 related to the translation of net monetary assets denominated in Venezuelan currency resulting from the Company's change to the SICAD 2 exchange rate beginning December 31, 2014 and the Simadi exchange rate during the quarter ended March 31, 2015, respectively; and amounts attributable to businesses classified as discontinued operations; as well as the impact of taxes and noncontrolling interests on the above items and the Company's share of the above items with respect to equity method investments. The Company utilizes Adjusted EPS, among other measures, to evaluate the performance of its businesses both on an absolute basis and relative to its peers and the broader market. Many investors also use an adjusted EPS measure as a common basis for comparing the performance of different companies. Some limitations of Adjusted EPS, however, are that it does not reflect certain charges that affect the operating results of the Company's businesses and that it involves judgment as to whether items affect fundamental operating performance. Also, a general limitation of Adjusted EPS is that it is not prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to differences in methods of calculation and excluded items.