Alico, Inc. is a holding company which engages in the provision of agribusiness and land management. It offers environmental services, land leasing, cattle ranching, and related support operations. It operates through the Alico Citrus, and Water Resources and Other Operations segments. The Alico Citrus segment includes activities related to planting, owning, cultivating and/or managing citrus groves in order to produce fruit for sale to fresh, and processed citrus markets. The Water Resources and Other Operations segment consists of activities related to water conservation, leasing of grazing rights, mining royalties, and other less significant lines of business. The company was founded on February 29, 1960 and is headquartered in Fort Myers, FL.
Adverse weather conditions, natural disasters and other natural conditions, including the effects of climate change, could impose significant costs and losses on our business.
Our citrus groves are geographically concentrated in Florida and the effects of adverse weather conditions including hurricanes and tropical storms could adversely affect our results of operations, financial position and cash flows.
A significant portion of our revenues are derived from our citrus business and any adverse event affecting such business could disproportionately harm our business.
Our business is highly competitive and we cannot assure you that we will maintain our current market share.
We depend on our relationship with Tropicana for a significant portion of our business. Any disruption in this relationship could harm our sales. Additionally, if certain criteria are not met under one of our contracts with Tropicana, we could experience a significant reduction in revenues and cash flows.
Our agricultural products are subject to supply and demand pricing which is not predictable.
There is no assurance that Alico 2.0 will continue to provide the cost savings that we have achieved.
If we are unable to successfully develop and execute our strategic growth initiatives, or if they do not adequately address the challenges or opportunities we face, our business, financial condition and prospects may be adversely affected.
We are subject to the risk of product contamination and product liability claims.
Our agricultural operations are subject to water use regulations restricting our access to water.
Changes in immigration laws could impact our ability to harvest our crops.
Our acquisition of additional agricultural assets and other businesses could pose risks.
We may undertake one or more significant corporate transactions that may not achieve their intended results, may adversely affect our financial condition and our results of operations or result in unforeseeable risks to our business.
Our citrus business is seasonal.
We face significant competition in our agricultural operations.
Our earnings are sensitive to fluctuations in market supply and prices and demand for our products.
Climate change, or legal, regulatory, or market measures to address climate change, may negatively affect our business and operations.
Increases in labor, personnel and benefits costs could adversely affect our operating results.
Increases in commodity or raw product costs, such as fuel and chemical costs, could adversely affect our operating results.
We are subject to transportation risks.
We benefit from reduced real estate taxes due to the agricultural classification of a majority of our land. Changes in the classification or valuation methods employed by county property appraisers could cause significant changes in our real estate property tax liabilities.
Liability for the use of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and other potentially hazardous substances could increase our costs.
Compliance with applicable environmental laws may substantially increase our costs of doing business which could reduce our profits.
Our business may be adversely affected if we lose key employees.
Inflation can have a significant adverse effect on our operations.
We incur increased costs as a result of being a publicly traded company.
System security risks, data protection breaches, cyber-attacks and systems integration issues could disrupt our internal operations or services provided to customers, and any such disruption could reduce our expected revenues, increase our expenses, damage our reputation and adversely affect our stock price.
We maintain a significant amount of indebtedness which could adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows and may limit our operational and financing flexibility and negatively impact our business.
We may be unable to generate sufficient cash flow to service our debt obligations.
Some of our debt is based on variable rates of interest, which could result in higher interest expenses in the event of an increase in the interest rates.
We may not be able to continue to pay or maintain our cash dividends on our common stock and the failure to do so may negatively affect our share price.
There can be no assurance that we will resume the repurchase of shares of our common stock.