SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
January 26, 2011
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
100 Winchester Circle
Los Gatos, CA
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants 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 January 26, 2011, Netflix, Inc. (the Company) announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. The Letter to Shareholders, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference, discloses a certain financial measure that may be considered a non-GAAP financial measure. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a companys 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 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, this non-GAAP measure should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to 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.
|99.1||Letter to Shareholders dated January 26, 2011|
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: January 26, 2011|
/s/ David Wells
|Chief Financial Officer|
Description of Exhibit
|99.1*||Letter to Shareholders dated January 26, 2011.|
|*||This exhibit is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.|
The Letter to Shareholders will be attached as Exhibit 99.1.