EMC 8-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 25, 2005
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (508) 435-1000
(Former Name or Former Address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On January 25, 2005, EMC Corporation (EMC) issued a press release announcing financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2004. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein. The press release contains EMCs Business Outlook which includes certain forward-looking numbers that may constitute non-GAAP financial measures due to the fact that these numbers do not include the impact of expensing stock options under the Financial Accounting Standards Boards Statement 123R (FAS 123R), which will be effective for fiscal quarters after June 15, 2005. EMC is unable to provide a quantitative reconciliation of such forward-looking measures to GAAP because EMC is currently in the process of assessing its implementation of FAS 123R and, therefore, the amount of stock option expense is unknown at this time. Notwithstanding the fact that these forward-looking numbers exclude the impact of expensing stock options, management believes that these forward-looking numbers are useful to investors because they provide insight into managements current expectations for the performance of EMCs business. Management also believes such information is useful because it represents the manner in which EMCs business is currently being managed.
The press release may also contain other non-GAAP financial measures. If any other non-GAAP financial measures are presented, reconciliation to GAAP is included. Management uses any such non-GAAP financial measures to gain an understanding of its comparative operating performance. Management believes that these measures provide useful information because they exclude activities that are not necessarily relevant to understand EMCs business.
The information in this Form 8-K and the Exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (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 or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
Date: January 25, 2005