Mondelez International, Inc. 8-K 2007
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 31, 2007
KRAFT FOODS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants Telephone number, including area code: (847) 646-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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On October 31, 2007, Kraft Foods Inc., a Virginia corporation, issued a press release announcing earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2007. A copy of the earnings press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
The company reports its financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The company is presenting various operating results, such as operating income, operating income margin, effective tax rate, net earnings and diluted EPS on both a reported basis and on a basis excluding items that affect comparability of results. When the company uses operating results, such as operating income, operating income margin, effective tax rate, net earnings and diluted earnings per share, excluding items, they are considered non-GAAP financial measures. The term items refers to asset impairment, exit and implementation costs primarily related to a restructuring program that began in the first quarter of 2004 (the Restructuring Program). These restructuring charges include separation-related costs, asset write-downs, and other costs related to the implementation of the Restructuring Program. Other excluded items pertain to asset impairment charges on certain long-lived assets; gains and losses on the sales of businesses; interest from tax reserve transfers from Altria Group, Inc.; and the favorable resolution of Altria Group, Inc.s 1996-1999 IRS Tax Audit in 2006.
Management believes that certain non-GAAP measures and corresponding ratios provide additional meaningful comparisons between current results in prior operating periods. The companys top-line guidance measure is organic net revenues, which excludes the impacts of acquisitions, divestitures and currency. The company uses organic net revenues and corresponding growth ratios as non-GAAP financial measures. Organic net revenues is defined as net revenues excluding the impacts of acquisitions, divestitures and currency. Management believes this measure better reflects revenues on a go-forward basis and provides improved comparability of results.
The attached press release includes non-GAAP financial measures because our management uses this information to monitor and evaluate our operating results and trends on an on-going basis and to facilitate internal comparison to historical operating results. Our management uses non-GAAP financial information and measures internally for operating, budgeting and financial planning purposes. Our management believes the non-GAAP information is useful for investors by offering them the ability to facilitate comparisons to historical operating results, better identify trends in our business, and better understand how management evaluates our business. These non-GAAP measures have limitations, however, because they do not include all items of income and expense that affect us. See the schedules attached to our earnings release as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report for supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the quarters ended September 30, 2007, and September 30, 2006. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for our results which are prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the non-GAAP measures we use may differ from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.
(d) The following exhibit is being filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K.
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.