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TERRAFORM GLOBAL, INC. filed this Form 8-K on 11/14/2017
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9 Definition of Cash Available for Distribution (“CAFD”) CAFD (defined below) is a supplemental non-GAAP measure of results from normal operations after debt service, payments to non-controlling interests, maintenance capital expenditures and other operating cash flows. This measurement is not recognized in accordance with GAAP and should not be viewed as an alternative to GAAP measures, including net income, net cash provided by (used in) operating activities or any other measure determined in accordance with GAAP, nor is it indicative of funds available to meet our total cash needs. Please see the Appendix Tables below for our definition of CAFD and additional disclosure on the usefulness of CAFD as a supplementary non-GAAP measure and on its limitations. Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Cash Available for Distribution “CAFD” We disclose CAFD because we believe cash available for distribution is useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance and because securities analysts and other stakeholders analyze CAFD as a measure of our financial and operating performance and our ability to pay dividends. In addition, cash available for distribution is used by management for internal planning purposes and for evaluating the attractiveness of investments and acquisitions. Because of the limitations described below, however, we encourage you to review, and evaluate the basis for, each of the adjustments made to calculate CAFD. We define “cash available for distribution” or “CAFD” as Adjusted EBITDA as adjusted for certain cash flow items that we associate with our operations. Cash available for distribution represents Adjusted EBITDA (i) minus deposits into (or plus withdrawals from) restricted cash accounts required by project financing arrangements to the extent they decrease (or increase) cash provided by operating activities, (ii) minus cash distributions paid to non-controlling interests in our renewable energy facilities, if any, (iii) minus scheduled project-level and other debt service payments and repayments in accordance with the related borrowing arrangements, to the extent they are paid from operating cash flows during a period, (iv) minus non-expansionary capital expenditures, if any, to the extent they are paid from operating cash flows during a period, (v) plus or minus operating items as necessary to present the cash flows we deem representative of our core business operations, with the approval of the audit committee of our board of directors. CAFD is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure. Our definitions and calculations of CAFD may not necessarily be the same as those used by other companies. CAFD is not indicative of the funds needed by us to operate our business. It should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), operating income, net cash provided by operating activities or any other performance or liquidity measure determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. CAFD has certain limitations and should not be considered in isolation. Some of these limitations are: (i) CAFD includes all of the adjustments and exclusions made to Adjusted EBITDA described above, including, but not limited to, not reflecting depreciation and amortization, and excludes certain other cash flow items that are not representative of our core business operations. These adjustments for items that we do not believe are representative of our core business involve the application of management judgment, and the presentation of CAFD should not be construed to imply that our future results wil l be unaffected by infrequent, non-operating, unusual or non-recurring items. Exhibit 99.1