What are “Non-GAAP Financial Measures”?

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Amgen is a biotechnology firm that develops and manufactures human therapeutics that fight cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. As part of its 2008 financial report, the Company issued “non-GAAP financial measures” to facilitate additional analysis by investors. QUESTIONS: In one paragraph, briefly describe “non-GAAP financial measures” and how they differ from… Read more »