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pro for·ma

 (prō fôr′mə)
adj.
1. Done as a formality; perfunctory.
2. Provided in advance so as to prescribe form or describe items: a pro forma copy of a document.

[New Latin prō fōrmā : prō, for the sake of + fōrmā, ablative of fōrma, form.]

pro forma

(ˈprəʊ ˈfɔːmə)
adj
prescribing a set form or procedure
adv
performed in a set manner
[Latin: for form's sake]

pro for•ma

(proʊ ˈfɔr mə)
adj.
1. done as a matter of form or for the sake of form: a pro forma apology.
2. Also, pro•for′ma. provided in advance of shipment and merely showing the description and quantity of goods shipped without terms of payment: a pro forma invoice.
[1565–75; < Latin]

pro forma

A Latin phrase meaning for the sake of form, used to describe something that is done perfunctorily or automatically.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pro forma - as a formality only; "a one-candidate pro forma election"
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"
Adv.1.pro forma - in a set manner without serious attention; "they answered my letter pro forma"; "he kissed her cheek perfunctorily"
Translations

pro forma

[ˌprəʊˈfɔːmə]
A. ADJ [compliance, implementation] → puramente formal
B. CPD pro forma invoice Nfactura f detallada que precede a la entrega
pro forma letter Ncarta f estándar

pro forma

[ˌprəʊˈfɔːrmə] adj
pro forma invoice → facture f pro forma

pro forma (invoice)

pro forma

[ˈprəʊˈfɔːmə] adv pro forma invoicefattura proforma
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A compilation of pro forma financial information is limited to presenting financial information that is the representation of management (owners) without undertaking to express any assurance on that information.
Thus, meaningful presentation of pro forma results should benefit investors.
The National Investor Relations Institute surveyed more than 200 companies recently and found more than half gave pro forma numbers equal to slightly better billing than they did generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP.
The Adjusted Pro Forma combined company year-to-date results reflect eight months of synergies.
The use of pro forma earnings has become increasingly widespread and is drawing more attention.
The Company also announced the combined pro forma results of operation for its operating subsidiary, COPE AG, for the six months ended June 30, 1998.
We have narrowed our current 2008 Adjusted Pro Forma Revenue expectations within the range previously provided to between $435 million and $455 million," added James Budge, Chief Financial Officer.
CA executives maintain that the pro forma method gives a better picture of a revised business model it adopted last year, in which software payments are spread over the life of a license rather than booked all at once when the license term begins.
Pro forma newspaper advertising revenues in July were down 6.
On October 25, 2006, LeCroy announced guidance for fiscal 2007 on an organic basis of revenues ranging from $170 to $180 million and pro forma non-GAAP operating income of $24 to $27 million.