Press Release: Time Inc. Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
Free Cash Flow is defined as cash provided by (used in) operations less capital expenditures. The company uses Free Cash Flow to evaluate its business and this measure is considered an important indicator of the company's liquidity, including its ability to reduce net debt, make strategic investments, and pay dividends to common stockholders.
We believe that the presentation of Adjusted OIBDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted Diluted EPS and Free Cash Flow helps investors analyze underlying trends in our business, evaluate the performance of our business both on an absolute basis and relative to our peers and the broader market, provides useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of our core operating results and operational strength of our business and helps investors evaluate our ability to service our debt.
Some limitations of Adjusted OIBDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted Diluted EPS and Free Cash Flow are that they do not reflect certain charges that affect the operating results of the company's business and they involve judgment as to whether items affect fundamental operating performance.
A general limitation of these measures is that they are not prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to differences in methods of calculation and excluded items. Adjusted OIBDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted Diluted EPS and Free Cash Flow should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, the company's Operating income (loss), Net income (loss), diluted net income (loss) per common share from continuing operations and various cash flow measures (e.g., cash provided by (used in) operations), as well as other measures of financial performance and liquidity reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.