Condensed consolidating financial information
Analytical Instruments Segment Analytical Instruments Segment results reflect the acquisition of FEI Company in in the third quarter of 2016.Segment adjusted operating margin was 25.9%, versus 26.8% in the 2016 quarter.We believe that the costs related to these restructuring activities are not indicative of our normal operating costs.We exclude certain acquisition-related costs, including charges for the sale of inventories revalued at the date of acquisition and significant transaction costs.In 2017, based on acquisitions closed through the end of the third quarter of 2017, our adjusted EPS will exclude approximately of expense for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets.
does not provide GAAP financial measures on a forward-looking basis because we are unable to predict with reasonable certainty and without unreasonable effort items such as the timing and amount of future restructuring actions and acquisition-related charges as well as gains or losses from sales of real estate and businesses, the early retirement of debt and the outcome of legal proceedings. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally.
Adjusted EPS, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin and free cash flow are non-GAAP measures that exclude certain items detailed later in this press release under the heading "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures." "Our team executed very well to deliver another excellent quarter, with strong performance on the top and bottom line," said , president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
"We also continued to set our company up for an even stronger future by successfully executing our growth strategy.
Laboratory Products and Services Segment Laboratory Products and Services Segment results reflect the acquisition of Patheon in late in the third quarter of 2016.
Segment adjusted operating margin was 12.6%, versus 14.3% in the 2016 quarter.