February 4, 2009
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC
Reconciliation of Financial Information
1. GAAP P&L (as reported): 2004 to 2008
2. Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted P&L: 2004 to 2008
3. Business Segment Revenue and Operating Income: 2004 to 2008
4. Balance Sheet (as reported): 2004 to 2008
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we present certain non-GAAP
financial measures herein (identified as quot;adjustedquot;), which exclude, to the extent such item would have been included in the most directly comparable
GAAP financial measure: certain charges to cost of revenues, principally associated with acquisition accounting; restructuring and other costs/income;
amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets; certain other gains and losses that are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any
regularity or predictability, such as those arising from the sale of a business or real estate, the sale of our shares in Newport Corporation and Thoratec
Corporation (as of July 2, 2005, we no longer held shares of these companies), charges for the acceleration of stock-based compensation expense due
to the change in control occurring at the date of the Fisher merger and costs associated with the early retirement of debt and debt facilities; the tax
provisions/benefits related to the previous items; benefit from tax credit carryforwards; the impact of significant tax audits or events (such as the one-time
effect on deferred tax balances of enacted changes in tax rates), and discontinued operations. We exclude these items because they are outside of our
normal operations and we believe that the inclusion of such non-GAAP measures helps investors to gain a better understanding of our core operating
results. For comparability purposes, prior period consolidated adjusted results prior to 2006 reflect the pro forma effect of stock option expense as if it
had been required in that period.
Thermo Fisher's management uses these non-GAAP measures, in addition to GAAP financial measures, as the basis for measuring the company's
core operating performance and comparing such performance to that of prior periods and to the performance of our competitors. We believe that this
allows for comparisons of operating results that are consistent over time. Such measures are also used by management in their financial and operating
decision making and for compensation purposes.
We may also use the non-GAAP financial measure free cash flow, which is cash flow from continuing operations after deducting net capital expenditures.
Thermo Fisher’s management uses free cash flow to help estimate the resources available for strategic opportunities such as making acquisitions, and
uses this measure in making operating decisions and allocating financial resources.
The non-GAAP financial measures of Thermo Fisher's results of operations presented herein are not meant to be considered superior to or a substitute for
Thermo Fisher's results of operations prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of such non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly
comparable GAAP financial measures are set forth in the accompanying tables.
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