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This excerpt taken from the GPS 8-K filed Aug 18, 2005.
RECONCILIATION OF GAP INC.S
EXPECTATION OF AT LEAST $1 BILLION IN FREE CASH FLOW FOR FISCAL 2005 TO GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
Ending January 28, 2006
Minimum net cash provided by operating activities
Less: Estimated net purchase of property and equipment
Free cash flow (a)
Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure. We believe free cash flow is an important metric, as it represents a measure of how profitable a company is on a cash basis after the deduction
of capital expenses, as most companies require regular capital expenditures to build and maintain stores and purchase new equipment to keep the business growing. We use this metric internally, as we believe our sustained ability to increase free
cash flow is an important driver of value creation.
For discussion of the restatement relating to the accounting for operating leases with scheduled rent and tenant allowances, see note B of the Consolidated Financial Statements in
the companys Form 10-K for the year ended January 29, 2005.