Risk Factors

Before making an investment decision, potential investors must carefully consider all information provided by this section.

The businesses, financial situation and operation results may be adversely and materially affected by any of these risk factors, and, consequently, negatively impact securities and bonds issued by the Company, the Company may also be relevantly affected.

Additional or irrelevant risks not known by the Company may also affect its businesses.

Fatores de Risco

Risks related to Macroeconomics Factors
  • Exchange Rate Risk: due to the fact that the Company may have liabilities due in foreign currency (US$ dollar), its results may be affected by exchange rate fluctuation.
Risks Related to Eucatex Businesses
  • Liquidity Risk: Eucatex liquidity is strongly tied to the exchange rate fluctuation. Banks have loan/financing facilities approved in R$ (Reais), but loans have been originally granted in US$ (dollar), they do not allow the increase of their exposition, that is, they want to keep the same amount of the loans in R$ (Reais), without taking into account the exchange rate fluctuation;
  • Credit Risk: the companies sales policy is subordinated to credit norms imposed by their respective management boards, with the intent to minimize eventual problems caused by any of its clients’ default. This objective is obtained by means of clients selection according to its payment capacity and by means of diversification on its receivable accounts (risk distribution);
  • Price Risk: Because Eucatex exports represent 6% of the Company’s net revenue forecasted for 2012, eventual volatility of exchange rate represents a price risk that may affect forecasted results;
  • Seasonality Risks: Eucatex operational results are subject seasonal effects, and it may represent a sales distribution of up to 50% on the first semester and 50% on the second semester.
Risks Related to the Company’s Shares
  • Controlling Shareholders’ interest may eventually conflict with the investors’ interests;
  • A net and brisk market for the Company’s shares may not develop, therefore limiting the possibility of security sales;
  • The Company may need additional capital in the future, acquiring such capital by issuing securities which may result in dilution of investor participation in the Company’s Shares;

The Company’s By-Laws provides dispositions that may discourage acquisition of Company’s share control and hinder or delay transactions that may be interesting to the investor.