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Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This presentation contains statements that express the Company's opinions, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or projections regarding future events or future results, in contrast with statements that reflect historical facts. Examples include discussion of our strategies, Adjusted EBITDA forecasts, financing plans, growth opportunities and market growth. In some cases, you can identify such forward-looking statements by terminology such as "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "plan," "seek," "project" or "expect," "may," "will," "would," "could" or "should," the negative of these terms or similar expressions. While we always intend to express our best judgment when we make statements about what we believe will occur in the future, and although we base these statements on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable when made, these forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of our performance, and you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to many risks, uncertainties and other variable circumstances, such as the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business operations; impairments of goodwill and increasing provisions for bad debt; our inability to improve our profitability in future periods or may incur losses, even while our revenues decline; our dependence on a relatively small number of advertisers for our revenue and adverse impacts that could result from their reduced spending or changes in their bidding strategy; factors that contribute to our period-over-period volatility in our financial condition and result of operations; our dependence on general economic conditions and adverse impacts that could result from declines in travel or discretionary spending; the effectiveness of our Advertising Spend, including as a result of increased competition or inadequate or ineffective innovation in or execution of our advertising; the effectiveness of our measures to increase advertiser diversity on our marketplace; increasing competition in our industry; our focus on hotel and other accommodations if users expect other services; our ability to innovate and provide tools and services that are useful to our users and advertisers; our dependence on relationships with third parties to provide us consumer reviews; our reliance on search engines, particularly Google, which promote its own product and services that competes directly with our accommodation search and may negatively impact our business, financial performance and prospects; changes to and our compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; the impact of any legal and regulatory proceedings to which we are or may become subject; potential disruptions in the operation of our systems, security breaches and data protection; impacts from our operating globally; as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed in our public filings with the SEC, including trivago's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, as such risks and uncertainties may be updated from time to time. Such risks and uncertainties may cause the statements to be inaccurate and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Many of these risks are outside of our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially from those we thought would occur. The forward-looking statements included in this presentation are made only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we do not undertake, and specifically decline, any obligation to update any such statements or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of such statements to reflect future events or developments.
Special Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This presentation contains non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA. Information needed to reconcile such non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable measures under
US GAAP can be found in this presentation in the Appendix and should be carefully evaluated. These non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures should be read in conjunction with our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.
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