The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial information and reconciliation of GAAP net earnings to earnings before interest, income tax, accounts receivable securitization cost, loss on retirement of debt, and depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) should be read in conjunction with the TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, as filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
The EBITDA measure calculated in this presentation is a measure used by management to evaluate operating performance. Management believes that EBITDA is a useful measurement because it is frequently used by securities analysts, institutional investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry.
• EBITDA is not a recognized term under GAAP and does not purport to be an alternative to net earnings (losses) as an indicator of operating performance, or to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. Additionally, EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow for management’s discretionary use, as it does not consider certain cash requirements such as interest payments, tax payments and debt service requirements. Because not all companies use identical calculations, our presentation of EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.
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