If global economic conditions are weak or deteriorate, it will negatively impact our business operations, results of operations and financial condition.
Fluctuations in direct or indirect raw material costs could have an adverse impact on our business.
An inadequate supply of direct or indirect raw materials and intermediate products could have a material adverse effect on our business.
Our production facilities are subject to significant operating hazards which could cause environmental contamination, personal injury and loss of life, and severe damage to, or destruction of, property and equipment.
Environmental obligations and liabilities could have a substantial negative impact on our financial condition, cash flows and profitability.
Future chemical regulatory actions may decrease our profitability.
We are subject to certain risks related to litigation filed by or against us, and adverse results may harm our business.
Because we manufacture and use materials that are known to be hazardous, we are subject to, or affected by, certain product and manufacturing regulations, for which compliance can be costly and time consuming. In addition, we may be subject to personal injury or product liability claims as a result of human exposure to such hazardous materials.
We are subject to claims from our customers and their employees, environmental action groups and neighbors living near our production facilities.
Our manufacturing facilities are subject to disruption due to operating hazards
As a global business, we are subject to numerous risks associated with our international operations that could have a material adverse effect on our business.
Our business is subject to foreign currency risk.
Fluctuations in energy costs could have an adverse impact on our profitability and negatively affect our financial condition.
We face increased competition from other companies and from substitute products, which could force us to lower our prices, which would adversely affect our profitability and financial condition.
We expect substantial cost savings from our ongoing strategic initiatives, and if we are unable to achieve these cost savings, or sustain our current cost structure, it could have a material adverse effect on our business operations, results of operations and financial condition.
Our success depends in part on our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, and our inability to enforce these rights could have a material adverse effect on our competitive position.
We could face intellectual property infringement claims that could result in significant legal costs and damages and impede our ability to produce key products, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
We depend on certain of our key executives and our ability to attract and retain qualified employees.
If we fail to extend or renegotiate our collective bargaining agreements with our works councils and labor unions as they expire from time to time, if disputes with our works councils or unions arise, or if our unionized or represented employees were to engage in a strike or other work stoppage, our business and operating results could be materially adversely affected.
Our pension plans are unfunded or under-funded and our required cash contributions could be higher than we expect, each of which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and liquidity.
Natural or other disasters have, and could in the future, disrupt our business and result in loss of revenue or higher expenses.
Cyber security attacks and other disruptions to our information systems could interfere with our operations, and could compromise our information and the information of our customers and suppliers, which would adversely affect our relationships with business partners and harm our brands, reputation and financial results.
Divestitures that we pursue may present unforeseen obstacles and costs and alter the synergies we expect to continue to achieve from our ongoing cost reduction programs. Acquisitions and joint ventures that we pursue may present unforeseen integration obstacles and costs, increase our leverage and negatively impact our performance.
We could face additional tax obligations based on tax reform and the Emergence.
If we fail to establish and maintain an effective internal control environment, our ability to both timely and accurately report our financial results could be adversely affected.
Our actual financial results may vary significantly from the projections that were filed with the Bankruptcy Court.
Our financial condition or results of operations will not be comparable to the financial condition or results of operations reflected in our historical financial statements.
Actions of activist stockholders, and such activism could adversely impact our business.
We may be unable to generate sufficient cash flows from operations to meet our consolidated debt service payments.
Our substantial indebtedness could adversely affect our ability to raise additional capital to fund our operations and limit our ability to react to changes in the economy or our industry.
Despite our substantial indebtedness, we may still be able to incur significant additional indebtedness. This could intensify the risks described above and below.
The terms governing our outstanding debt, including restrictive covenants, may adversely affect our operations.
Repayment of our debt, including required principal and interest payments, depends on cash flows generated by our subsidiaries, which may be subject to limitations beyond our control.
A downgrade in our debt ratings could restrict our access to, and negatively impact the terms of, current or future financings or trade credit.