Form 8-K












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 7, 2012



Cerner Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware   0-15386   43-1196944

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2800 Rockcreek Parkway, North Kansas City, Missouri   64117
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(816) 221-1024

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On February 7, 2012, Cerner Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing, among other things, its financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2011. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and is attached hereto.

To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), the Company uses non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted net earnings and adjusted diluted earnings per share. Both adjusted net earnings and adjusted diluted earnings per share are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude certain share-based compensation expenses. The Company also discloses certain non-GAAP measures, such as bookings and backlog (which includes contract backlog and support and maintenance backlog), and the non-GAAP financial measure free cash flow (which is defined as GAAP cash flows from operating activities less capital purchases and capitalized software development costs). These non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance the user’s overall understanding of our financial performance, and as required, are also reconciled to GAAP. These measurements are not recognized in accordance with GAAP and should not be viewed as an alternative to GAAP measures of performance.

The information contained in this Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Item 2.02 shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.




99.1     Press Release of Cerner Corporation dated February 7, 2012.


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: February 7, 2012




/s/ Marc G. Naughton


Marc G. Naughton, Executive Vice President

and Chief Financial Officer






99.1    Press Release of Cerner Corporation dated February 7, 2012.