Form 8-K




Washington, D.C. 20549


Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

October 20, 2008


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   000-49802   77-0467272
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)

  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

100 Winchester Circle

Los Gatos, CA


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(408) 540-3700

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On October 20, 2008, Netflix, Inc. (the “Company”) announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. The press release, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference, discloses certain financial measures that may be considered non-GAAP financial measures. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position, or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. Management believes that non-GAAP net income is a useful measure of operating performance because it excludes the non-cash impact of stock option accounting. In addition, management believes that free cash flow is a useful measure of liquidity because it excludes the non-operational cash flows from purchases and sales of short-term investments, cash flows from investment in business and cash flows from financing activities. However, these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to net income and net cash provided by operating activities, or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP information is presented using consistent methodology from quarter-to-quarter and year-to-year.

The information in this report shall not be treated as “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as expressly stated by specific reference in such filing.


Item 9.01 Financial Statement and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


99.1    Press release issued by Netflix, Inc. on October 20, 2008.


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.


Date: October 20, 2008     /s/ Barry McCarthy
    Barry McCarthy
    Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit No.


Description of Exhibit

99.1*    Press release issued by Netflix, Inc. on October 20, 2008.


* This exhibit is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.