ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION (NYSE:ACCO) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On February13, 2019, ACCO Brands Corporation (the “Company”) announced its results for the period ended December31, 2018. Attached as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of the press release relating to the Company’s results, which is incorporated herein by reference.
The information included or incorporated by reference in this Current Report on Form 8-K under this Item 2.02 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Current Report included under this Item 2.02 shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 – Financial Statements and Exhibits
Statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K, other than statements of historical fact, particularly those anticipating future financial performance, business prospects, growth, operating strategies and similar matters are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements, which are generally identifiable by the use of the words “will,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” and similar expressions, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, are made as of the date hereof, and we undertake no duty or obligation to update them. Because actual results may differ materially from those suggested or implied by such forward-looking statements, you should not place undue reliance on them when deciding whether to buy, sell or hold the Company’s securities.
Our 2019 guidance outlook is based on certain assumptions, which we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. These include, without limitation, assumptions regarding the timing, cost and synergies expected from integration of acquisitions; impact of changes in U.S. tax laws and trade policies; changes in the macro environment; fluctuations in foreign currency rates and share count; changes in the competitive landscape, including ongoing uncertainties driven by the consolidation in the traditional office products channels, and consumer behavior; as well as other factors described below.
Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are: a relatively limited number of large customers account for a significant percentage of our sales; risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations; challenges related to the highly competitive business environments in which we operate, including ongoing uncertainties driven by the consolidation in the traditional office products channels; risks associated with shifts in the channels of distribution for our products; our ability to develop and market innovative products that meet consumer demands; our ability to grow profitably through acquisitions and expand our product assortment into new and adjacent categories; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions and achieve the financial and other results anticipated at the time of acquisition, including synergies; the failure, inadequacy or interruption of our information technology systems or supporting infrastructure; risks associated with a cybersecurity incident or information security breach; our ability to successfully expand our business in emerging markets which generally expose us to greater financial, operational, regulatory and compliance and other risks; risks associated with raw material, labor and transportation availability and cost fluctuations; the effects of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; risks associated with changes to U.S. government policies, including increased import tariffs and other changes in trade relations and policies; the impact of litigation or other legal proceedings; consumer spending decisions during periods of economic uncertainty or weakness; the risks associated with outsourcing production of certain of our products, information systems and other administrative functions; the continued decline in the use of certain of our products; risks associated with seasonality; our failure to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations and self-regulatory requirements and the costs of compliance; the sufficiency of investment returns on pension assets and risks related to actuarial assumptions; any impairment of our intangible assets; risks associated with our indebtedness, including our debt service obligations, limitations imposed by restrictive covenants and our ability to comply with financial ratios and tests; the bankruptcy or financial instability of our customers and suppliers; our failure to comply with customer contracts; our ability to secure, protect and maintain our intellectual property rights; product liability claims or regulatory actions; our ability to attract and retain key employees; the volatility of our stock price; material disruptions at one of our or our suppliers’ major manufacturing or distribution facilities resulting from circumstances outside our control; and other risks and uncertainties described in “Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, in “Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 and in other reports we file with the SEC.
ACCO BRANDS Corp Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 a2018-q4ex991pr.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit Exhibit 99.1News ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION REPORTSFOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2018 RESULTSLAKE ZURICH,…
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About ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION (NYSE:ACCO)
ACCO Brands Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of office, school and calendar products, and also computer and electronic accessories. It sells its products to consumers and commercial end users through resellers, including traditional office supply resellers, wholesalers and retailers, including online retailers. It operates through three segments: ACCO Brands North America, ACCO Brands International and Computer Products Group. ACCO Brands North America and ACCO Brands International manufacture, source and sell traditional office products, school supplies and calendar products. ACCO Brands North America includes the United States and Canada, and ACCO Brands International includes the rest of the world, primarily Northern Europe, Brazil, Australia and Mexico. Its Computer Products Group designs, sources, distributes, markets and sells accessories for laptop and desktop computers and tablets. These accessories include security products, input devices and ergonomic aids.