The company from time-to-time may make forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to our future operations and, as such, concerns matters that are not historical facts. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these statements. Reference is made to our filings with the SEC (including our annual report on Form 10-K and Form 10-K/A, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other periodic filings) for a description of the foregoing and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which the statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
An investment in our common stock involves significant risk. You should consider carefully, in addition to the other information, the following risk factors before making a decision to invest in company stock.
Our operations could be adversely affected by fluctuations in the price of natural gas and electricity.
Operational issues beyond our control could have an adverse effect on our business.
Environmental regulations can significantly affect our business.
Significantly warmer than normal weather conditions may affect the sale of natural gas and significantly cooler than normal weather could affect our electric sales. Either could adversely impact our financial position and the results of our operations.
Cyber-attacks or acts of cyber-terrorism could disrupt our business operations and information technology systems or result in the loss or exposure of confidential or sensitive customer, employee, or company information.
There are inherent risks associated with storing and transporting natural gas and distribution of electricity, which could cause us to incur significant financial losses.
Changes in regional economic conditions could reduce the demand for natural gas and electricity.
Our earnings may decrease in the event of adverse regulatory actions.
Our success depends in large part upon the continued services of a number of significant employees, the loss of which could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operation.
Concentration of share ownership among our largest shareholders may prevent other shareholders from influencing significant corporate decisions.
Our cash flows from operations may not be sufficient to fund our capital expenditures.
Additional financing may be difficult or costly to obtain.
Our profitability may be adversely affected by increased competition.
Changes to the tax code may impact company operations.