|Before investing in any security, you should become an educated investor. If you are interested in investing in Steel Dynamics’ stock, we recommend that you become familiar with the company and the risks associated with such an investment by reading our latest annual report and 10-K report, as well as other reports we file with the SEC, including recent 10-Q and 8-K reports and the proxy statements for our recent shareholder meetings. It is also advisable to learn more about our company and our industry by researching publications and other publicly available sources.
Our recent annual reports (which include our 10-K report), our 10-Q and 8-K filings, and other materials can be found on this web site. Additional materials we have filed with the SEC are available from the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Materials on this website may contain predictive statements about future events, including statements related to conditions in domestic and global economies, conditions in the steel and recycled metals marketplaces, our revenue, costs of purchased materials, future profitability and earnings, and the operation of new or existing facilities. These statements are intended to be made as “forward-looking,” subject to many risks and uncertainties, within the safe harbor protections of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such predictive statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause such predictive statements to turn out other than as anticipated or predicted include, among others: the effects of a prolonged or deepening recession on industrial demand; general or specific sector (i.e., automotive, consumer appliance, or construction) economic conditions affecting steel or recycled metals consumption; the impact of price competition, whether domestic or the result of foreign imports; difficulties in integrating acquired businesses; risks and uncertainties involving new products or new technologies; changes in the availability or cost of steel scrap or substitute materials; increases in energy costs; occurrence of unanticipated equipment failures and plant outages; labor unrest; and the effect of the elements on production or consumption.
More specifically, we refer you to the sections titled Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors in our most recent Form 10-K report to the SEC, as it may be updated in our subsequent 10-Q and 8-K reports, as well as in other reports which we file with the SEC, for a more detailed discussion of some of the many factors, various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those we may have expected or anticipated. Forward-looking or predictive statements we make are based upon information and assumptions concerning our businesses and the environment in which they operate which we consider reasonable as of the date on which these statements are made. Due to risks and uncertainties, however, as well as matters beyond our control, that can affect forward-looking statements, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these predictive statements.
We undertake no duty to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.