Eastman Kodak Co. engages in the provision of analog and digital innovations. It operates through the following segments: Print Systems; Enterprise Inkjet Systems; Flexographic Packaging; Software and Solutions; Consumer and Film; Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology; Eastman Business Park, and All Other. The Print Systems segment comprises of prepress and electrophotographic printing Solutions. The Enterprise Inkjet Systems segment includes prosper and Versamark business. The Flexographic Packaging segment offers packaging line of business. The Software and Solutions segment consists of unified workflow and kodak technology solutions. The Consumer and Film segment involves includes industrial film and chemicals, motion picture, and consumer products. The Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology segment offers kodak research laboratories and associated business opportunities and intellectual property licensing. The Eastman Business Park segment includes the operations of the Eastman Business Park, an acre technology center and industrial complex. The All other segment composes RED utilities variable interest entity. The company was founded by George Eastman in 1880 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY.
If Kodak is not able to successfully implement its business plans, or experiences implementation delays in cost structure reduction, Kodak’s consolidated results of operations, financial position and liquidity could be negatively affected.
The ability to generate positive operating cash flows will be necessary for Kodak to continue to operate its business.
If Kodak is unable to successfully develop, fund and commercialize products in certain businesses upon which it is focused or do so within an acceptable timeframe, its financial performance could be adversely affected.
Kodak’s inability to effectively complete and manage strategic transactions could adversely impact its business performance, including its financial results.
Kodak may pursue acquisitions or combinations which could fail or present unanticipated problems for its business in the future, which would adversely affect its ability to realize the anticipated benefits of those transactions or increase the price it would be required to pay.
Due to the nature of the products it sells and Kodak’s worldwide distribution, Kodak is exposed to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and commodity costs which, together with tariffs that may be imposed, may adversely impact its results of operations and financial position.
Weakness or worsening of global economic conditions could adversely affect Kodak’s financial performance and liquidity.
If Kodak’s commercialization and manufacturing processes fail to prevent issues with product reliability, yield and quality, its product launch plans may be delayed, its financial results may be adversely impacted, and its reputation may be harmed.
If the reputation of Kodak or its brand erodes significantly, it could have a material impact on its financial results.
An inability to provide competitive financing arrangements to Kodak’s customers or extension of credit to customers whose creditworthiness deteriorates could adversely impact its revenue, profitability and financial position.
The loss of one or more of Kodak’s key personnel, or its failure to attract and retain other highly qualified personnel in the future, could harm its business.
If Kodak cannot effectively anticipate technology trends and develop and market new products to respond to changing customer preferences, its revenue, earnings and cash flow could be adversely affected.
Kodak relies on third-party suppliers and service providers to support its manufacturing, logistics, and business operations and faces the risks associated with reliance on external business partners.
Business disruptions could seriously harm Kodak’s future revenue and financial condition and increase its costs and expenses.
Failure to comply with anti-corruption laws and regulations, anti-money laundering laws and regulations, economic and trade sanctions, and similar laws could have a materially adverse effect on Kodak’s reputation, results of operations or financial condition, or have other adverse consequences.
Failure to comply with privacy, data protection and cyber security laws and regulations could have a materially adverse effect on Kodak’s reputation, results of operations or financial condition.
If Kodak cannot protect the intellectual property rights on which its business depends, or if third parties assert it violates their intellectual property rights, its revenue, earnings, expenses and liquidity may be adversely impacted.
Kodak may be required to recognize impairments in the value of its goodwill and/or other long-lived assets which could adversely affect its results of operations.
Kodak’s businesses experience seasonality of sales. Therefore, lower demand for Kodak’s products or increases in costs during periods which are expected to be at peak in seasonality may have a pronounced negative effect on its results of operations.
If Kodak fails to manage distribution of its products and services properly, its revenue, gross margins and earnings could be adversely impacted.
Kodak’s future results could be harmed if it is unsuccessful in its sales in emerging markets.
Kodak is subject to environmental laws and regulations and failure to comply with such laws and regulations or liabilities imposed as a result of such laws and regulations could have an adverse effect on its business, results of operations and financial condition.
Kodak’s business, financial position, results of operations, cash flows and reputation may be negatively impacted by legal matters.
Regulations related to “conflict minerals” may require Kodak to incur additional expenses and could limit the supply and increase the cost of certain metals used in manufacturing Kodak’s products.
There can be no assurance the Company will be able to comply with the terms of its various credit facilities.
We may require additional capital funding and such capital may not be available to us and/or may be limited.
The current non-investment grade status and Kodak’s financial condition may adversely impact Kodak’s commercial operations, increase its liquidity requirements and increase the cost of refinancing opportunities. It may not have adequate liquidity to post required amounts of additional collateral.
The availability of borrowings and letters of credit under the ABL Credit Agreement is limited by the amount of various types of assets and, under certain circumstances, the administrative agent under the ABL Credit Agreement will have greater control over Kodak’s cash.
The Company’s substantial monetary obligations require a portion of its cash flow be used to fund other obligations rather than be invested in the business and could adversely affect its ability to fund its operations.
The conversion of the Convertible Notes or the Company’s Series A Preferred Stock into shares of the Company’s common stock may dilute the value for the current holders of the Company’s common stock.
The holders of the Company’s Series A Preferred Stock and Convertible Notes own a large portion of the voting power of the Company’s outstanding securities and have the right to nominate two members to the Company’s Board. As a result, these holders may influence the composition of the Board and future actions taken by the Board.
The resale of a significant portion of the Company’s securities registered for resale or certain accumulations or transfers of the Company’s securities could result in a change of control of the Company and the loss of favorable tax attributes.
The Company’s stock price has been and may continue to be volatile.
The market price of the Company’s common stock may be affected by the volatility of blockchain and cryptocurrency markets.
For the year ended December 31, 2018, revenues decreased by approximately $61 million compared with the same period in 2017. Volume and pricing declines within Print Systems ($60 million) and Enterprise and Inkjet Systems ($10 million) and volume declines in Consumer and Film ($11 million) were offset by favorable foreign currency ($19 million). See segment discussions for additional details.
Gross profit for 2018 decreased by approximately $30 million. The decrease reflected volume and pricing declines within Print Systems ($14 million) and Enterprise Inkjet Systems ($10 million), and higher aluminum costs within Print Systems ($23 million), partially offset by reduced inventory write-offs due to restructuring ($7 million), favorable costs (excluding the impact of aluminum costs) in Print Systems ($8 million) and higher volumes and lower costs in Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology ($7 million). See segment discussions for additional details.
Consolidated SG&A for 2018 decreased $14 million primarily due to lower investment in selling and marketing activities ($15 million), driven by a lower investment in Print Systems, Enterprise Inkjet Systems and Consumer and Film ($16 million), a reduction in workers’ compensation reserves ($2 million), lower stock compensation expense and foreign currency (each $3 million) partially offset by higher costs associated with strategic initiatives such as asset sales and debt restructuring ($9 million).