-- Revenues increased 4 percent to $3.2 billion1 driven by improvement in the company's U.S. Assisted and do-it-yourself (DIY) businesses -- Pretax income increased 6% to $669 million; earnings per share from continuing operations2increased $1.02, or 52 percent, to $2.98, due to the increase in pretax income and the company's lower effective tax rate resulting from the recently-enacted federal corporate tax legislation -- Announced a dividend increase to an annual rate of $1.00, or $0.25 per quarter, representing a 4 percent increase over the prior year -- Company will share initial thoughts on its multi-year enterprise strategic framework and financial outlook for fiscal 2019 during its earnings conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) today released its financial results for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2018. Revenues increased 4 percent, driven by improved client volumes and net average charge in its U.S. tax businesses. Earnings per share from continuing operations increased 52 percent, to $2.98, primarily driven by the company's lower effective tax rate, as well as improved pretax earnings.

For fiscal 2018, approximately 20.0 million returns were prepared by or through H&R Block in the U.S., a 2.5 percent increase over fiscal 2017. Client trajectory improved in the company's U.S. Assisted business as a result of stronger client retention, with a 0.6 percent decline in returns compared to a 2.5 percent decline in fiscal 2017. Growth in online U.S. DIY returns outpaced the industry at 10.3 percent due to product enhancements and more effective marketing. Additionally, the company reported increases in net average charge in both Assisted and DIY.

"We achieved our goal of improving the client trajectory and delivered positive financial results for the fiscal year," said Jeff Jones, H&R Block's president and chief executive officer. "We're also making progress on our multi-year strategic framework. As we look ahead to fiscal 2019, we will make strategic investments to enhance the relevance of our brand, strengthen technology platforms, and improve the fundamental value clients receive from H&R Block. I'm excited about the future and look forward to sharing more about our plans on our investor call this afternoon."

Fiscal 2018 Results From Continuing Operations

"We are pleased with our financial performance this year, with revenue growth, strong margins, and improved earnings," said Tony Bowen, H&R Block's chief financial officer. "Our improved results, along with our strong balance sheet and cash position, provide a solid foundation as we invest in our strategic evolution."

---------------- ---------------- (in millions, except EPS) Fiscal Year 2018 Fiscal Year 2017 ------------------------------ ---------------- ---------------- Revenue $ 3,160 $ 3,036 ------------------------------ - ----- -------- - ----- -------- Pretax Income $ 669 $ 629 ------------------------------ - ----- -------- - ----- -------- Net Income $ 627 $ 421 ------------------------------ - ----- -------- - ----- -------- Weighted-Avg. Shares - Diluted 210.2 214.1 ------------------------------ ------- -------- ------- -------- EPS2 $ 2.98 $ 1.96 ------------------------------ - ----- -------- - ----- -------- EBITDA3 $ 941 $ 904 ------------------------------ - ----- -------- - ----- --------

Key Financial Metrics

-- Total revenues increased $124 million, or 4.1 percent, to approximately $3.2 billion, driven by: • Increased U.S. Assisted tax preparation fees resulting from favorable net average charge and mix, partially offset by a decline in return volumes; and • Increased U.S. DIY tax preparation fees resulting from increased return volumes and net average charge, which was due to favorable product mix. -- Total operating expenses increased $88 million, or 3.8 percent, primarily due to increases in compensation costs, occupancy costs, and bad debt expense, partially offset by lower marketing and advertising expenses. -- Pretax income increased $39 million, or 6.3 percent, to $669 million. -- The company's effective tax rate decreased to 6.3 percent in fiscal 2018 from 33.1 percent in fiscal 2017. A significant portion of the items generating the rate reduction in fiscal 2018 are related to the recently-enacted federal corporate tax legislation, which became effective during fiscal 2018. Starting in fiscal 2019, the company currently estimates its annual effective tax rate will be approximately 23 to 25 percent. For additional information on the impact of the recently-enacted federal corporate tax legislation, please refer to disclosures in the company's reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q, and other filings with the SEC. -- Net income from continuing operations increased 48.9 percent to $627 million, primarily due to changes to the company's effective tax rate, as well as the improvement in pretax income. EBITDA from continuing operations increased 4.1 percent, to $941 million, reflecting an EBITDA margin of 29.8 percent.3 -- Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased $1.02, or 52.0 percent, to $2.98 due to the increase in net income noted above. Approximately $0.85 of the $1.02 increase is due to a lower effective tax rate.

Dividends

The company announced that the Board of Directors approved a 4 percent increase in its quarterly dividend, to $0.25 per share. Future actions regarding dividends will be dependent upon the Board's annual review and approval following consideration of operating results, market conditions, and capital needs, among other factors.

A quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share is payable on July 2, 2018 to shareholders of record as of June 22, 2018. H&R Block has paid quarterly dividends consecutively since the company went public in 1962.

Discontinued Operations

During fiscal 2018, Sand Canyon Corporation made payments of $4.5 million pursuant to a settlement agreement entered into in fiscal 2016. The full amount of the payments had been previously accrued by the company. For additional information on Sand Canyon, please refer to disclosures in the company’s reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and other filings with the SEC.

Conference Call

Discussion of the fiscal 2018 results, future outlook, and a general business update will occur during the company’s previously announced fiscal earnings conference call for analysts, institutional investors, and shareholders. The call is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on June 12, 2018. To access the call, please dial the number below approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time:

U.S./Canada (855) 702-5257 or International (213) 358-0868Conference ID: 3975526

The call, along with a presentation for viewing, will also be webcast in a listen-only format for the media and public. The link to the webcast can be accessed directly at http://investors.hrblock.com. The presentation will be posted on the Webcasts and Presentations page at http://investors.hrblock.com following the conclusion of the call.

A replay of the call will be available beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on June 12, 2018, and continuing until July 12, 2018, by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S./Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (International). The conference ID is 3975526. The webcast will be available for replay beginning on June 13, 2018 and continuing for 90 days at http://investors.hrblock.com.

About H&R BlockH&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) is a global consumer tax services provider. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail tax offices worldwide, and through H&R Block tax software products for the DIY consumer. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. In fiscal 2018, H&R Block had annual revenues of over $3.1 billion with over 23 million tax returns prepared worldwide. For more information, visit the H&R Block Newsroom.

About Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release and the accompanying tables include non-GAAP financial information. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled "Non-GAAP Financial Information."

Forward-Looking Statements

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1 All amounts in this release are unaudited. Unless otherwise noted, all comparisons refer to the current period compared to the corresponding prior year period.2 All per share amounts are based on fully diluted shares at the end of the corresponding period.3 The company reports non-GAAP financial measures of performance, including earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA), EBITDA margin and free cash flow, which it considers to be useful metrics for management and investors to evaluate and compare the ongoing operating performance of the company. See "About Non-GAAP Financial Information" below for more information regarding financial measures not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

For Further Information

Investor Relations: Colby Brown, (816) 854-4559, colby.brown@hrblock.comMedia Relations: Susan Waldron, (816) 854-5522, susan.waldron@hrblock.com

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited, in 000s - except per share amounts) ------------- ---------------------------- Three months ended April 30, Year ended April 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- REVENUES: Service revenues $ 2,125,037 $ 2,055,628 $ 2,766,426 $ 2,648,349 Royalty, product and other revenues 267,812 272,287 393,505 387,965 2,392,849 2,327,915 3,159,931 3,036,314 ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - OPERATING EXPENSES: Costs of revenues 855,394 818,812 1,739,729 1,644,377 Selling, general and administrative 286,959 275,581 668,152 675,953 ----------- - ----------- - Total operating expenses 1,142,353 1,094,393 2,407,881 2,320,330 ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - Other income (expense), net 2,795 1,306 6,054 6,254 Interest expense on borrowings (22,270 ) (22,925 ) (89,372 ) (92,951 ) ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - Income from continuing operations before income 1,231,021 1,211,903 668,732 629,287 taxes Income taxes 85,057 425,333 41,823 208,370 ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - Net income from continuing operations 1,145,964 786,570 626,909 420,917 Net loss from discontinued operations (3,037 ) (3,218 ) (13,760 ) (11,972 ) ----------- - ----------- - NET INCOME $ 1,142,927 $ 783,352 $ 613,149 $ 408,945 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE: Continuing operations $ 5.47 $ 3.79 $ 2.99 $ 1.97 Discontinued operations (0.02 ) (0.02 ) (0.06 ) (0.05 ) ----------- - Consolidated $ 5.45 $ 3.77 $ 2.93 $ 1.92 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - WEIGHTED AVERAGE BASIC SHARES 209,230 207,170 208,824 212,809 DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE: Continuing operations $ 5.43 $ 3.76 $ 2.98 $ 1.96 Discontinued operations (0.01 ) (0.01 ) (0.07 ) (0.05 ) ----------- - ----------- - Consolidated $ 5.42 $ 3.75 $ 2.91 $ 1.91 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - WEIGHTED AVERAGE DILUTED SHARES 210,527 208,605 210,213 214,095 ----------------------------------------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited, in 000s - except per share data) As of April 30, 2018 2017 ----------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- ------------- ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,544,944 $ 1,011,331 Cash and cash equivalents - restricted 118,734 106,208 Receivables, net 146,774 162,775 Income taxes receivable 12,310 — Prepaid expenses and other current assets 68,951 65,725 ----------- - Total current assets 1,891,713 1,346,039 Property and equipment, net 231,888 263,827 Intangible assets, net 373,981 409,364 Goodwill 507,871 491,207 Deferred tax assets and income taxes receivable 34,095 83,728 Other noncurrent assets 101,401 99,943 ----------- - Total assets $ 3,140,949 $ 2,694,108 - --------- - - --------- - LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY LIABILITIES: Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 251,975 $ 217,028 Accrued salaries, wages and payroll taxes 141,499 183,856 Accrued income taxes and reserves for uncertain tax positions 263,050 348,199 Current portion of long-term debt 1,026 981 Deferred revenue and other current liabilities 186,101 189,216 ----------- - Total current liabilities 843,651 939,280 Long-term debt 1,494,609 1,493,017 Deferred tax liabilities and reserves for uncertain tax positions 229,430 159,085 Deferred revenue and other noncurrent liabilities 179,548 163,609 ----------- - Total liabilities 2,747,238 2,754,991 ----------- - ----------- - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY: Common stock, no par, stated value $.01 per share 2,462 2,462 Additional paid-in capital 760,250 754,912 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (14,303 ) (15,299 ) Retained earnings (deficit) 362,980 (48,206 ) Less treasury shares, at cost (717,678 ) (754,752 ) ----------- - Total stockholders' equity (deficiency) 393,711 (60,883 ) ----------- - ----------- - Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 3,140,949 $ 2,694,108 ----------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- -------------

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (unaudited, in 000s) Year ended April 30, 2018 2017 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- ------------- CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income $ 613,149 $ 408,945 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 183,295 182,168 Provision for bad debt 74,489 52,776 Deferred taxes 112,140 46,455 Stock-based compensation 21,954 19,285 Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions: Receivables (65,602 ) (77,873 ) Prepaid expenses and other current assets (3,365 ) (4,542 ) Other noncurrent assets (1,421 ) (6,364 ) Accounts payable and accrued expenses 32,610 (30,472 ) Accrued salaries, wages and payroll taxes (43,142 ) 22,789 Deferred revenue and other current liabilities (3,562 ) (59,998 ) Deferred revenue and other noncurrent liabilities 12,689 4,314 Income tax receivables, accrued income taxes and income tax reserves (75,491 ) 129 Other, net (7,740 ) (5,415 ) ----------- - ----------- - Net cash provided by operating activities 850,003 552,197 ----------- - ----------- - CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Sales, maturities of and payments received on available-for-sale securities — 1,144 Principal payments and sales of mortgage loans and real estate owned, net — 207,174 Capital expenditures (98,583 ) (89,255 ) Payments made for business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (42,539 ) (54,816 ) Franchise loans funded (22,320 ) (34,473 ) Payments received on franchise loans 39,968 61,437 Other, net 11,417 8,108 ----------- - Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (112,057 ) 99,319 ----------- - ----------- - CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Repayments of line of credit borrowings (830,000 ) (1,700,000 ) Proceeds from line of credit borrowings 830,000 1,700,000 Dividends paid (200,469 ) (187,115 ) Repurchase of common stock, including shares surrendered (9,147 ) (322,850 ) Proceeds from exercise of stock options 28,340 2,371 Other, net (9,388 ) (22,830 ) ----------- - Net cash used in financing activities (190,664 ) (530,424 ) ----------- - ----------- - Effects of exchange rate changes on cash (1,143 ) (4,464 ) Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 546,139 116,628 Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period 1,117,539 1,000,911 ----------- - Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period $ 1,663,678 $ 1,117,539 - --------- - SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW DATA: Income taxes paid, net of refunds received $ 8,276 $ 163,539 Interest paid on borrowings 84,320 87,185 Accrued additions to property and equipment 3,010 2,433 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- -------------

Note: Effective May 1, 2017, we adopted the provisions of Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-18, "Restricted Cash (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)," (ASU 2016-18) on a retrospective basis. Accordingly, the statements of cash flows explain the change in the total of cash, cash equivalents and amounts generally described as restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents per ASU 2016-18. Amounts for prior periods have been retrospectively adjusted to conform to the current period presentation.

FINANCIAL RESULTS (unaudited, in 000s - except per share amounts) -------------------------------------------------- Three months ended April 30, Year ended April 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- REVENUES: U.S. assisted tax preparation fees $ 1,613,204 $ 1,596,182 $ 1,947,160 $ 1,902,212 U.S. royalties 186,049 193,663 245,444 250,270 U.S. DIY tax preparation fees 204,348 182,375 243,159 219,123 International revenues 126,607 116,992 227,266 210,320 Revenues from Refund Transfers 117,238 96,898 171,959 148,212 Revenues from Emerald Card® 62,348 59,412 102,640 95,221 Revenues from Peace of Mind® Extended Service Plan 25,077 24,965 101,572 92,820 Interest and fee income on Emerald Advance 24,653 25,503 56,986 57,022 Other 33,325 31,925 63,745 61,114 ----------- - ----------- - 2,392,849 2,327,915 3,159,931 3,036,314 ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - Compensation and benefits: Field wages 478,809 465,295 740,675 702,518 Other wages 51,344 52,256 191,981 181,735 Benefits and other compensation 86,837 80,749 173,221 163,368 ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - 616,990 598,300 1,105,877 1,047,621 Occupancy (1) 118,769 105,982 401,524 377,420 Marketing and advertising 166,267 157,618 249,142 261,281 Depreciation and amortization 46,417 49,976 183,295 182,168 Provision for bad debt 41,060 23,142 74,489 52,776 Supplies 18,974 22,380 31,026 33,847 Other (1) 133,876 136,995 362,528 365,217 ----------- - ----------- - Total operating expenses 1,142,353 1,094,393 2,407,881 2,320,330 ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - Other income (expense), net 2,795 1,306 6,054 6,254 Interest expense on borrowings (22,270 ) (22,925 ) (89,372 ) (92,951 ) ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - Income from continuing operations before income 1,231,021 1,211,903 668,732 629,287 taxes Income taxes 85,057 425,333 41,823 208,370 ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - ----------- - Net income from continuing operations 1,145,964 786,570 626,909 420,917 Net loss from discontinued operations (3,037 ) (3,218 ) (13,760 ) (11,972 ) ----------- - ----------- - NET INCOME $ 1,142,927 $ 783,352 $ 613,149 $ 408,945 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE: Continuing operations $ 5.47 $ 3.79 $ 2.99 $ 1.97 Discontinued operations (0.02 ) (0.02 ) (0.06 ) (0.05 ) ----------- - ----------- - Consolidated $ 5.45 $ 3.77 $ 2.93 $ 1.92 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - WEIGHTED AVERAGE BASIC SHARES 209,230 207,170 208,824 212,809 DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE: Continuing operations $ 5.43 $ 3.76 $ 2.98 $ 1.96 Discontinued operations (0.01 ) (0.01 ) (0.07 ) (0.05 ) ----------- - ----------- - Consolidated $ 5.42 $ 3.75 $ 2.91 $ 1.91 - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - - --------- - WEIGHTED AVERAGE DILUTED SHARES 210,527 208,605 210,213 214,095 EBITDA from continuing operations (2) $ 1,299,708 $ 1,284,804 $ 941,399 $ 904,406 EBITDA margin of continuing operations (2) 54.3 % 55.2 % 29.8 % 29.8 % -------------------------------------------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------

(1) We reclassified $11.7 million and $37.6 million of software and information technology (IT) maintenance expenses from occupancy and equipment to other expenses for the three and twelve months ended April 30, 2017, respectively, to conform with current period presentation, which was changed during our fourth quarter. (2) See "Non-GAAP Financial Information" for a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures.

TAX OPERATING DATA --------------------------------------------- --------- --------- -------- Year ended April 30, 2018 2017 % Change --------------------------------------------- --------- --------- -------- U.S. Tax Returns Prepared: (in 000s) (1) (2) Company-Owned Operations 8,050 8,140 (1.1 )% Franchise Operations 3,769 3,755 0.4 % -------- -------- Total H&R Block Assisted 11,819 11,895 (0.6 )% -------- -------- Desktop 2,031 2,003 1.4 % Online 5,502 4,988 10.3 % Total H&R Block DIY 7,533 6,991 7.8 % -------- -------- IRS Free File 613 588 4.3 % -------- -------- Total H&R Block U.S. Returns 19,965 19,474 2.5 % -------- -------- International tax returns prepared: (in 000s) Canada (3) 2,423 2,460 (1.5 )% Australia 757 750 0.9 % Other 187 293 (36.2 )% -------- Total international returns 3,367 3,503 (3.9 )% Tax returns prepared worldwide 23,332 22,977 1.5 % -------- -------- Net Average Charge (U.S. only): (4) Company-Owned Operations $ 241.35 $ 237.11 1.8 % Franchise Operations (5) 211.88 207.33 2.2 % DIY 32.28 31.34 3.0 % --------------------------------------------- --------- --------- --------

(1) An assisted tax return is defined as a current or prior year individual tax return that has been accepted and paid for by the client. Also included are business returns. The count methodology has been adjusted in the current and prior years periods to exclude business extensions and to recognize the corresponding tax returns when filed. A DIY return is defined as a return that has been electronically filed and accepted by the IRS. Also included are online returns paid and printed. (2) Amounts have been reclassified between company-owned and franchise for offices which were refranchised or repurchased by the company during the year.(3) In fiscal year 2017, the end of the Canadian tax season was extended from April 30 into May. Tax returns prepared in Canada in fiscal year 2017 includes approximately 59 thousand returns in both company-owned and franchise offices which were accepted by the client after April 30. The revenues related to these returns were recognized in fiscal year 2018.(4) Net average charge is calculated as tax preparation fees divided by tax returns prepared. For DIY, net average charge excludes IRS Free File.(5) Net average charge related to H&R Block Franchise Operations represents tax preparation fees collected by H&R Block franchisees divided by returns prepared in franchise offices. H&R Block will recognize a portion of franchise revenues as franchise royalties based on the terms of franchise agreements.

Three months ended April 30, Year ended April 30, NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE - EBITDA 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------------------------------------------------ ------------- ------------- ----------- ----------- Net income - as reported $ 1,142,927 $ 783,352 $ 613,149 $ 408,945 Discontinued operations, net 3,037 3,218 13,760 11,972 Net income from continuing operations - as reported 1,145,964 786,570 626,909 420,917 ----------- - ----------- - --------- - --------- - Add back: Income taxes of continuing operations 85,057 425,333 41,823 208,370 Interest expense of continuing operations 22,270 22,925 89,372 92,951 Depreciation and amortization of continuing operations 46,417 49,976 183,295 182,168 ----------- - ----------- - --------- - --------- - 153,744 498,234 314,490 483,489 ----------- - ----------- - --------- - --------- - EBITDA from continuing operations $ 1,299,708 $ 1,284,804 $ 941,399 $ 904,406 - --------- - - --------- - - ------- - - ------- - EBITDA margin from continuing operations (1) 54.3 % 55.2 % 29.8 % 29.8 % ----------- ----------- Three months ended April 30, Year ended April 30, Supplemental Information 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------------------------------------------------ ------------- ------------- ----------- ----------- Stock-based compensation expense: Pretax $ 4,889 $ 2,340 $ 21,954 $ 19,285 After-tax 4,551 1,448 20,571 12,342 Amortization of intangible assets: Pretax $ 20,418 $ 21,611 $ 79,883 $ 78,935 After-tax 19,007 13,664 74,850 50,518 ------------------------------------------------------ ------------- ------------- ----------- -----------

(1) EBITDA margin from continuing operations is computed as EBITDA from continuing operations divided by revenues from continuing operations.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

The accompanying press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Because these measures are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and are susceptible to varying calculations, they may not be comparable to similarly titled measures for other companies.

We consider our non-GAAP financial measures to be performance measures and a useful metric for management and investors to evaluate and compare the ongoing operating performance of our business.

We may consider whether significant items that arise in the future should be excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures.

We measure the performance of our business using a variety of metrics, including EBITDA from continuing operations and free cash flow. We also use EBITDA from continuing operations and pretax income of continuing operations, each subject to permitted adjustments, as performance metrics in incentive compensation calculations for our employees.