Our non-GAAP financial measures
exclude exit costs and related charges, primarily consisting of severance costs and lease abandonment costs, and any subsequent changes in estimates related to exit activities as they relate to our restructurings, which involved significant layoffs.
Management believes investors will benefit from greater transparency in referring to these non-GAAP financial measures
when assessing the Company's operating results, as well as when forecasting and analyzing future periods.
Equinix provides all information required in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), but it believes that evaluating its ongoing operating results may be difficult if limited to reviewing only GAAP financial measures
The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures
provide investors with another method for assessing its operating results in a manner that is focused on the performance of its ongoing operations.
In the following tables, Dell has provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure
to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure
under the heading "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
" and has presented a detailed discussion of its reasons for including the non-GAAP financial measures
and the limitations associated with those measures under the heading "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Dell is excluding this single settlement for the purpose of calculating the non-GAAP financial measures
because it believes this settlement is outside Dell's ordinary course of business and does not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of Dell's current operating performance.
Non-GAAP financial measures
exclude amortization of intangible assets, share-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses.
Each of these financial measures
excludes the impact of certain items and therefore has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP.
The non-GAAP financial measures
contained herein are a supplement to the corresponding financial measures
prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures
when evaluating the Company's financial results, as well as for internal planning and forecasting purposes.
An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Non-GAAP financial measures
are described in the financial tables captioned "Non-GAAP Results" and "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Guidance".