Sypris Solutions is a diversified provider of outsourced services and specialty products. The Company performs a wide range of manufacturing, engineering, design and other technical services, typically under multi-year, sole-source contracts with corporations and government agencies in the markets for truck components and assemblies and aerospace and defense electronics. For more information about Sypris Solutions, visit its Web site at www.sypris.com.
Each “forward-looking statement” herein is subject to serious risks and should not be relied upon, as detailed in our most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent SEC filings. Briefly we currently believe that such risks also include: declining revenues and backlog in our aerospace and defense business lines as we attempt to transition from legacy products and services into new market segments and technologies; potential impairments, non-recoverability or write-offs of goodwill, assets or deferred costs, including capitalized pre-contract costs related to the development of a replacement for certain aerospace and defense products; dependence on, recruitment or retention of key employees; reliance on major customers or suppliers, especially in the automotive or aerospace and defense electronics sectors including Dana Holding Corporation, Meritor, Sistemas, Eaton, and the Australian government; U.S. government spending on products and services that our Electronics Group provides, including the timing of budgetary decisions; our ability to develop new products and programs within the Electronics Group especially in new market segments and technologies; volatility of our customers’ forecasts, financial conditions, market shares, product requirements or scheduling demands; cyber security threats and disruptions; our ability to adequately finance current operations, future growth or expenses and potential acquisitions due to the cost and availability of debt, equity capital, or insurance; regulatory actions or sanctions (in each case including FCPA, OSHA and Federal Acquisition Regulations, among others); product liability and warranty expenses caused by our inability to effectively limit contractual obligations or defects in products or services; inventory valuation risks including obsolescence, shrinkage, theft, overstocking or underbilling; our inability to successfully launch or sustain new or next generation programs or product features, especially in accordance with budgets or committed delivery schedules; the costs of compliance with our auditing, regulatory or contractual obligations; breakdowns, relocations or major repairs of machinery and equipment; pension valuation, health care or other benefit costs; labor relations; strikes; union negotiations; changes in licenses, security clearances, or other legal rights to operate, manage our work force or import and export as needed; changes or delays in government or other customer budgets, funding or programs; potential weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting and enterprise risk management; the cost, efficiency and yield of our operations and capital investments, including working capital, production schedules, cycle times, scrap rates, injuries, wages, overtime costs, freight or expediting costs; disputes or litigation involving customer, supplier, lessor, landlord, creditor, stockholder, product liability or environmental claims; fees, costs or other dilutive effects of refinancing; compliance with covenants; cost and availability of raw materials such as steel, component parts, natural gas or utilities; adverse impacts of new technologies or other competitive pressures which increase our costs or erode our margins; failure to adequately insure against or to identify environmental or other insurable risks; revised contract prices or estimates of major contract costs; risks of foreign operations; currency exchange rates; war, terrorism, or political uncertainty; unanticipated or uninsured disasters, losses or business risks; inaccurate data about markets, customers or business conditions; other unknown risks and uncertainties.
In addition to the results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP") included in this press release, the company has provided information regarding free cash flow, which is a non-GAAP financial measure.