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Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
The information contained in this current report on Form 8-K is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K “Results of Operations and Financial Condition”. This information and the exhibits hereto are being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of, or otherwise regarded as filed under, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The information contained in this report shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of Forrester Research, Inc. with the SEC, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings.
On February 11, 2021, Forrester Research, Inc. issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020.
Forrester believes that adjusted financial results provide investors with consistent and comparable information to aid in the understanding of Forrester’s ongoing business. Forrester uses adjusted financial information to manage its business, including use of adjusted financial results as the basis for setting targets for various compensation programs. Our adjusted presentation excludes the following, as well as their related tax effects:
Amortization of intangibles—we exclude the effect of the amortization of intangibles from our adjusted results in order to more consistently present our ongoing results of operations.
Fair value adjustment of deferred revenue – we exclude the reduction in revenue resulting from the fair value adjustment of pre-acquisition deferred revenue in order to more consistently present our ongoing results of operations.
Gains and losses from investments—we have consistently excluded both gains and losses related to our investments in non-marketable securities and sales of marketable securities from our adjusted results in order to keep quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year comparisons consistent.
Stock-based compensation expense—we exclude stock-based compensation from our adjusted results in order to keep quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year comparisons consistent.
Acquisition and integration costs—we exclude the direct costs of acquiring and integrating companies from our adjusted results in order to keep quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year comparisons consistent.
Lease incentive costs and credits—we recognized a credit on our statement of operations of $3.4 million during the three months ending December 31, 2020, and incurred $0.2 million of duplicate rent costs during the three months ended September 30, 2020, related to an incentive from one of our landlords to terminate a lease early. We exclude these costs and credits from our adjusted results in order to keep quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year comparisons consistent.
However, these measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, operating income or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as more fully discussed in our financial statements and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits
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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.
|FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC.|
|Name:||Michael A. Doyle|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: February 11, 2021