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CRM’s Numbers: Non-GAAP Crap?

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An All-Time High On Non-GAAP ‘Crap’?

It’s been a nice day so far for (CRM) longs, with the stock up nearly 14% intraday to an all-time high, after the company beat Wall Street estimates on revenue, adjusted net income, and forward revenue guidance. But software entrepreneur David H. Hansson (@DHH on Twitter), an early critic of Groupon (GRPN), noted in a series of tweets the gap between CRM’s adjusted earnings numbers and what they would be according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP): (more…)