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HEARTWARE INTERNATIONAL, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/02/2015
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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

We prepare our financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. We are required to adopt various accounting policies and to make estimates and assumptions in preparing our financial statements that affect the reported amounts of our assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates and assumptions. We base our estimates on our historical experience to the extent practicable and on various other assumptions that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances and at the time they are made. If our assumptions prove inaccurate or if our future results are not consistent with our historical experience, we may be required to make adjustments in our policies that affect our reported results. Our significant accounting policies are disclosed in Note 3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 (“2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 2, 2015. During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, there were no significant changes to any of our significant accounting policies.

Our most critical accounting policies and estimates include: revenue recognition, inventory capitalization and valuation, accounting for share-based compensation, measurement of fair value, valuation of tax assets and liabilities, reserves, long-lived assets, intangible assets and goodwill, and contingent consideration. We also have other key accounting policies that are less subjective and, therefore, their application is less subject to variations that would have a material impact on our reported results of operations. There have been no material changes to our critical accounting policies and estimates from the information provided in Part II, Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, included in our 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K.