Unaudited financial and business information for the most recent quarter
The link below contains a pdf document with certain unaudited financial and business information. The information is for the last eight fiscal quarters and the last three full fiscal years and has the following pages:
The referenced financial information excludes all financial statement disclosures and other information required by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and regulations. However, Coherent has previously filed, or has publicly disclosed and will file, with the SEC, financial statements for each of the above noted periods that were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and SEC rules and regulations. The accompanying financial information is derived from the books and records of Coherent that were used to prepare those financial statements. Accordingly, the accompanying information should be read in conjunction with Coherent’s consolidated financial statements and notes thereto filed with the SEC for each respective referenced period. We believe that quarter-to-quarter comparisons of results from operations, or any other similar period-to-period comparisons, should not be construed as reliable indicators of our future performance. You should note that future performance may, and likely will, vary significantly from past performance.
Additionally, Coherent utilizes a number of different financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing the overall business performance, for making operating decisions and for forecasting and planning future periods. Coherent considers the use of non-GAAP financial measures helpful in assessing its current financial performance, ongoing operations and prospects for the future. Ongoing operations are the ongoing revenue and expenses of the business, excluding certain costs and expenses that Coherent does not anticipate to recur on a quarterly basis or which do not reflect ongoing operations. While Coherent uses non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance its understanding of certain aspects of its financial performance, Coherent does not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, the information provided by GAAP financial measures. Consistent with this approach, Coherent believes that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of its financial statements provides such readers with useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial measures, allows for greater transparency in the review of its financial and operational performance. Each of the non-GAAP financial measures referenced in the attached link, should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, a measure of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Further, investors are cautioned that there are inherent limitations associated with the use of each of these non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool. In particular, these non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and many of the adjustments to the GAAP financial measures reflect the exclusion of items that are recurring and will be reflected in Coherent’s financial results for the foreseeable future. In addition, other companies, including other companies in Coherent’s industry, may calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently than Coherent does, limiting their usefulness as a comparative tool. Please refer to the reconciliation of such measures to the comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, which is included within the pdf link.
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