Sun Microsystems Reports Preliminary Results for Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2008.Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982. , Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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See generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). net income per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 in the range of $0.05 to $0.15. GAAP net income per diluted share includes a restructuring charge restructuring charge
The expense of reorganizing a company's operations. A restructuring charge is an infrequent expense that generally results from asset writedowns or facility closings. of approximately $100 million. On a non-GAAP basis, Sun expects to report net income per diluted share in the range of $0.25 to $0.35. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share excludes purchased in-process research and development, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges and related impairment of long-lived assets, gain or loss on equity investments, settlement income and the related income tax effects of non-GAAP exclusions."In these difficult economic times, we continue to see customers across the world look to open software and hardware as a source of savings, and feel Sun is well positioned with our most robust line ever of server, storage, software and service offerings," said Jonathan Schwartz Jonathan Schwartz or Jon Schwartz is the name of several persons:
The process by which the corporation communicates with its investors. website at www.sun.com/investors. About Sun Microsystems, Inc.Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.
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