Throughout this online annual report, we make a number of “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. As the words imply, forward-looking statements are statements about our future plans, objectives, beliefs, and expectations that might or might not happen in the future, as contrasted with historical information. Our forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that we believe are reasonable, but by their very nature they are subject to a wide range of risks.
Accordingly, in this online annual report, we may say something like,
“We anticipate that the burial rate will be flat to slightly declining in future years.”
That is a forward-looking statement, as indicated by the word “anticipate” and by the clear meaning of the sentence.
Other words that could indicate we’re making forward-looking statements include the following:
This isn’t an exhaustive list but is simply intended to give you an idea of how we try to identify forward-looking statements. The absence of any of these words, however, does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking.
Here’s the key point: Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and our actual results could differ materially from those set forth in any forward-looking statements. Any number of factors — many of which are beyond our control — could cause our performance to differ significantly from those described in the forward-looking statements.
For a discussion of factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in forward-looking statements, see the discussions under the heading “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of this online annual report. We assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.PROCEED TO SITE