Freescale Semiconductor Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results

 
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Summary of Key Reconciling Items
 
(a) No dilutive securities have been included in the diluted net loss per share calculations in periods where a net loss was incurred.
 
(b) Reflects amortization expense for trademarks/tradenames due to purchase price accounting relating to our acquisition by a consortium of investors in 2006.
 

(c) Reflects non-cash, share-based compensation expense under the provisions of ASC Topic 718, "Compensation - Stock Compensation."

 

(d) Reflects the change in fair value of our interest rate derivatives which are not designated as cash flow hedges under the provisions of ASC Topic 815, "Derivatives and Hedging."

 
(e) Adjustments to reflect cash income tax expense.
 
(f) Reflects losses on extinguishments and modifications of our long-term debt.
 
(g) Reflects items related to our reorganization of business programs and other.
 
(h) Reflects costs savings that we expect to achieve from initiatives commenced prior to December 31, 2009 under our reorganization of business programs that are in process or have already been completed.
 
(i) Reflects adjustments required by our debt instruments, including business optimization expenses, relocation expenses and other items.
 
 
Note 1
 
Adjusted operating earnings represents operating earnings adjusted for the amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-cash share-based compensation expense and reorganization of businesses and other charges (benefits). Adjusted operating earnings is not a recognized term under U.S. GAAP. Adjusted operating earnings does not represent operating earnings, as that term is defined under U.S. GAAP, and should not be considered an alternative to operating earnings as an indicator of our operating performance. We have included information concerning adjusted operating earnings because we use such information when evaluating operating earnings to better evaluate the underlying performance of the Company. Adjusted operating earnings as presented herein is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures. A reconciliation of adjusted operating earnings to operating earnings, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, has been included in the preceding tables.
 
Adjusted net earnings is net earnings (loss), adjusted for certain items that we believe are not indicative of the performance of our ongoing operations. We present adjusted net earnings as a supplemental performance measure. We believe adjusted net earnings is helpful to an understanding of our business and provides a means of evaluating our performance from period to period on a more consistent basis. This presentation should not be construed as an indication that similar items will not recur or that our future results will be unaffected by other items that we consider to be outside the ordinary course of our business. Because adjusted net earnings facilitates internal comparisons of our historical financial position and operating performance on a more consistent basis, we also use adjusted net earnings for business planning purposes, in measuring our performance relative to that of our competitors and in evaluating the effectiveness of our operational strategies. Adjusted net earnings has limitations as an analytical tool, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our U.S. GAAP results and using adjusted net earnings only supplementally. A reconciliation of adjusted net earnings to net earnings (loss), the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP performance measure, has been included in the preceding tables.
 
EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) excluding the effects of other items is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure. We have included information concerning EBITDA excluding the effects of other items because we use such information to supplementally evaluate the underlying performance of the Company. EBITDA excluding the effects of other items does not represent, and should not be considered an alternative to, net earnings (loss), operating earnings (loss), or cash flow from operations as those terms are defined by U.S. GAAP and does not necessarily indicate whether cash flows will be sufficient to fund cash needs. While EBITDA excluding the effects of other items and similar measures are frequently used as measures of operations and the ability to meet debt service requirements by other companies, our use of this financial measure is not necessarily comparable to such other similarly titled captions of other companies.
 
Adjusted EBITDA as shown in the preceding tables is calculated in accordance with the agreement and indentures governing Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.’s existing notes and senior credit facilities. Adjusted EBITDA is net earnings (loss) adjusted for certain non-cash and other items that are included in net earnings (loss). The ability of our subsidiaries to engage in activities such as incurring additional indebtedness, making investments and paying dividends is tied to ratios under the indentures and the senior credit facilities based on Adjusted EBITDA calculated for the most recent four fiscal quarters. Accordingly, we believe it is useful to provide the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA to investors for purposes of determining our ability to engage in these activities. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent, and should not be considered an alternative to, net earnings (loss), operating earnings (loss), or cash flow from operations as those terms are defined by U.S. GAAP and does not necessarily indicate whether cash flows will be sufficient to fund cash needs. Although Adjusted EBITDA and similar measures are frequently used as measures of operations and the ability to meet debt service requirements by other companies, our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA is not necessarily comparable to such other similarly titled captions of other companies. The calculation of Adjusted EBITDA in the indentures and the senior credit facilities allows us to add back certain charges that are deducted in calculating net earnings (loss). However, some of these expenses may recur, vary greatly and are difficult to predict. Further, our debt instruments require that Adjusted EBITDA be calculated for the most recent four fiscal quarters. We do not report Adjusted EBITDA on a quarterly basis. In addition, the measure can be disproportionately affected by quarterly fluctuations in our operating results, and it may not be comparable to the measure for any subsequent quarter, four-quarter period or any complete fiscal year. A reconciliation of net earnings (loss), which is a U.S. GAAP measure of our operating results, to Adjusted EBITDA, calculated as described above, has been included in the preceding tables.

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