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On January 31, 2013, PMC-Sierra, Inc. (“the Registrant”) issued a press release reporting the financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended December 29, 2012. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
The information in this Form 8-K and the Exhibit, attached hereto, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
As a supplement to the Registrant's condensed consolidated financial statements presented on a generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis, the Registrant provides additional non-GAAP measures for cost of revenues, gross profit, gross profit percentage, research and development expense, selling, general and administrative expense, amortization of purchased intangible assets, impairment of goodwill and purchased intangible assets, other income (expense), (provision for) recovery of income taxes, operating expenses, operating income (loss), operating margin percentage, net income (loss), and basic and diluted net income (loss) per share in its press release, along with reconciliations to each of the most comparable GAAP measures.
A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position, or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. The Registrant believes that the additional non-GAAP measures are useful to investors for the performance of financial analysis. Management uses these measures internally to evaluate its in-period operating performance and the measures are used for planning and forecasting of the Registrant's future periods. However, non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for, GAAP measures. Other companies may use different non-GAAP measures and presentation of results.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.