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Form 8-K for METTLER TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL INC/


25-Jul-2013

Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statem


Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
The following information is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02, "Results of Operations and Financial Condition." The information furnished in this Form 8-K and the Exhibit attached hereto shall not be treated as filed for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
On July 25, 2013, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. ("Mettler-Toledo") issued a press release (the "Release") setting forth its financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2013. A copy of the Release is furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Mettler-Toledo supplements its U.S. GAAP results with non-GAAP financial measures. The principal non-GAAP financial measures Mettler-Toledo uses are Adjusted Earnings per Share, Adjusted Operating Income, Free Cash Flow and Local Currency Sales Growth.

Adjusted Earnings per Share
Mettler-Toledo defines Adjusted Earnings per Share as diluted earnings per common share excluding certain one-time discrete tax items, amortization of purchased intangible assets, net of tax, restructuring charges, net of tax and certain other one-time charges, net of tax. The most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure is diluted earnings per common share. Mettler-Toledo believes that Adjusted Earnings per Share is important supplemental information for investors. Mettler-Toledo uses this measure because it excludes certain one-time discrete tax items, amortization of purchased intangibles, net of tax, restructuring charges, net of tax and certain other one-time charges, net of tax, which management believes are not directly related to current and ongoing operations thereby providing investors with information that helps to compare ongoing operating performance.
Adjusted Earnings per Share is used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Adjusted Earnings per Share is not intended to represent diluted earnings per common share under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to diluted earnings per common share as an indicator of Mettler-Toledo's performance because of the following limitations.

Limitations of Mettler-Toledo's non-GAAP measure, Adjusted Earnings per Share Mettler-Toledo's non-GAAP measure, Adjusted Earnings per Share, has certain material limitations as follows:
It does not include certain one-time discrete tax items, amortization expense of purchased intangibles, net of tax, restructuring charges, net of tax and certain other one-time charges, net of tax. Because one-time discrete tax items, amortization of purchased intangibles, restructuring charges and certain other one-time charges are components of diluted earnings per share under U.S. GAAP, any measure that excludes one-time discrete tax items, amortization of purchased intangibles, restructuring charges and certain other one-time charges, has material limitations.


Adjusted Operating Income
Mettler-Toledo defines Adjusted Operating Income as gross profit less research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses before amortization, interest, restructuring charges and other charges (income), net and taxes. The most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure is earnings before taxes.
Mettler-Toledo believes that Adjusted Operating Income is important supplemental information for investors. Adjusted Operating Income is used internally as the principal profit measurement by its segments in their reporting to management. Mettler-Toledo uses this measure because it excludes amortization, interest, restructuring charges and other charges (income), net and taxes, which are not allocated to the segments.
On a consolidated basis, Mettler-Toledo also believes Adjusted Operating Income is an important supplemental method of measuring profitability. It is used internally by senior management for measuring profitability and setting performance targets for managers, and has historically been used as one of the means of publicly providing guidance on possible future results. Mettler-Toledo also believes that Adjusted Operating Income is an important performance measure because it provides a measure of comparability to other companies with different capital or legal structures, which accordingly may be subject to disparate interest rates and effective tax rates, and to companies which may incur different amortization expenses or impairment charges related to intangible assets.
Adjusted Operating Income is used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Adjusted Operating Income is not intended to represent operating income under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to earnings before taxes as an indicator of Mettler-Toledo's performance because of the following limitations.

Limitations of Mettler-Toledo's non-GAAP measure, Adjusted Operating Income Mettler-Toledo's non-GAAP measure, Adjusted Operating Income, has certain material limitations as follows:
It does not include interest expense. Because Mettler-Toledo has borrowed money to finance some of its operations, interest is a necessary and ongoing part of its costs and has assisted Mettler-Toledo in generating revenue. Therefore any measure that excludes interest expense has material limitations.
It excludes amortization expense. Because this item is recurring, any measure that excludes amortization expense has material limitations.
It excludes other charges (income), net. Because other charges (income), net is a component of operating income under U.S. GAAP, any measure that excludes other charges (income), net, has material limitations.
It excludes restructuring charges. Because restructuring charges are a component of operating income under U.S. GAAP, any measure that excludes restructuring charges, has material limitations.

Free Cash Flow
Mettler-Toledo defines Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by operating activities including proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment, less capital expenditures, before restructuring payments and excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements. The most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure is net cash provided by operating activities.


Mettler-Toledo believes Free Cash Flow is important supplemental information for investors. It is used internally by senior management for measuring operating cash flow generation and setting performance targets for managers, and has historically been used as one of the means of providing guidance on possible future cash flows.
Free Cash Flow is used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Free Cash Flow is not intended to represent net cash provided by operating activities recorded under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities as an indicator of Mettler-Toledo's performance because of the following limitations.

Limitations of Mettler-Toledo's non-GAAP measure, Free Cash Flow Mettler-Toledo's non-GAAP measure, Free Cash Flow, has certain material limitations as follows:
It includes proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment and purchases of property, plant and equipment, which are not considered to be components of net cash provided by operating activities under U.S. GAAP. Therefore any measure that includes proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment and purchases of property, plant and equipment has material limitations.
It excludes restructuring payments and excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements, which are considered to be components of net cash provided by operating activities under U.S. GAAP. Therefore any measure that excludes these items has material limitations.

Local Currency Sales Growth
Mettler-Toledo defines Local Currency Sales Growth as sales growth excluding the effect of currency exchange rate fluctuations that result from translating activity outside of the United States into U.S. dollars. The most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure is U.S. dollar sales growth. Mettler-Toledo believes that Local Currency Sales Growth is important supplemental information for investors. Mettler-Toledo believes local currency information provides a helpful assessment of business performance and a useful measure of results between periods.
Local Currency Sales Growth is used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Local Currency Sales Growth is not intended to represent U.S. dollar sales growth under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to U.S. dollar sales growth as an indicator of Mettler-Toledo's performance because of the following limitations.

Limitations of Mettler-Toledo's non-GAAP measure, Local Currency Sales Growth Mettler-Toledo's non-GAAP measure, Local Currency Sales Growth, has certain material limitations as follows:
It does not include the effect of currency exchange rate fluctuations that result from translating activity outside of the United States into U.S. dollars. Because the effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates is a component of U.S. dollar sales growth under U.S. GAAP, any measure that excludes the effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, has material limitations.


Adjusted Earnings per Share, Adjusted Operating Income, Free Cash Flow and Local Currency Sales Growth should not be relied upon to the exclusion of U.S. GAAP financial measures, but reflect additional measures of comparability and means of viewing aspects of Mettler-Toledo's operations that, when viewed together with its U.S. GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations to net earnings, net cash provided by operating activities and diluted earnings per share, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its business.
Because Adjusted Earnings per Share, Adjusted Operating Income, Free Cash Flow and Local Currency Sales Growth are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. We strongly encourage investors to review our financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.
The Release provides a reconciliation of Adjusted Earnings per Share, Adjusted Operating Income and Free Cash Flow to the most comparable financial measures recorded under U.S. GAAP. The Release also presents Local Currency Sales Growth in conjunction with its most comparable financial measure recorded under U.S.
GAAP.




Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

Exhibit No.   Description
              Press release, dated July 25, 2013, issued by Mettler-Toledo
99.1          International Inc.


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