AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (NASDAQ:A) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (NASDAQ:A) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

The information in this Item 2.02 of Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1
attached hereto is furnished and shall not be deemed filed for
purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any
filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
On November 15, 2016, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (the Company)
issued its press release announcing financial results for the
fourth>fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2016. A copy of this
press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
We provide non-GAAP financial information in order to provide
meaningful supplemental information regarding our operational
performance and to enhance our investors overall understanding of
our core current financial performance and our prospects for the
future. We believe that our investors benefit from seeing our
results through the eyes of management in addition to the GAAP
presentation. Management measures segment and enterprise
performance using measures such as those that are disclosed in
this release. This information facilitates managements internal
comparisons to the Companys historical operating results and
comparisons to competitors operating results. Non-GAAP
information allows for greater transparency to supplemental
information used by management in its financial and operations
decision making. Historically, we have reported similar non-GAAP
information to our investors and believe that the inclusion of
comparative numbers provides consistency in our financial
reporting.
This information is not in accordance with, or an alternative
for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United
States. It excludes items, such as restructuring and
amortization, that may have a material effect on the Companys
expenses and earnings per share calculated in accordance with
GAAP. Management monitors these items to ensure that expenses are
in line with expectations and that our GAAP results are correctly
stated but does not use them to measure the ongoing operating
performance of the Company. The non-GAAP information we provide
may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other
companies.
Additional explanation of non-GAAP information is provided in
Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
The following is furnished as an exhibit to this report and shall
not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed
incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act
of 1933, as amended:
Exhibit No.
Description
99.1
Press release announcing financial results for the
fourth fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2016


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