This webcast contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events, and speak only as of the August 12, 2021 date of this webcast. These statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors. You are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements because actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied. The reports filed by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to United States securities laws contain discussions of some of these risks and uncertainties, and you are advised to review these reports (which are available from the SEC’s EDGAR database at www.sec.gov and the Company’s website at www.idexx.com/investors). The Company assumes no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
We refer in this webcast to 2021 outlook and 2021 free cash flow outlook communicated on July 30, 2021; these references speak only as of July 30, 2021, and shall not be deemed to be a reiteration or affirmation of the guidance or projection, or an indication that our expectations have not changed since that time. We also refer in this webcast to multi-year goals, long-term financial model, revenue growth potential, long-term EPS growth potential, targeted average annual comparable operating margin gain, and long-term free cash flow outlook. None of these references constitute and shall not be deemed to be the Company’s outlook, guidance or projections.