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): February 4, 2019
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
333 LAKESIDE DRIVE, FOSTER CITY, CALIFORNIA
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Section 2 - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 4, 2019, Gilead Sciences, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Gilead), issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
Gilead has presented certain financial information in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and also on a non-GAAP basis. Management believes this non-GAAP information is useful for investors, when considered in conjunction with Gilead’s GAAP financial statements, because management uses such information internally for its operating, budgeting and financial planning purposes. Non-GAAP information is not prepared under a comprehensive set of accounting rules and should only be used to supplement an understanding of Gilead’s operating results as reported under GAAP. Non-GAAP measures may be defined and calculated differently by other companies in the same industry. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial information is provided in the tables on pages 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the press release filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
The information in this Form 8-K and the exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
Section 9 - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
/s/ Robin L. Washington
Robin L. Washington
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date: February 4, 2019