SEC Filings

10-Q
CIMPRESS N.V. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/03/2017
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our failure to improve and adapt our financial and operational controls to manage our decentralized business and comply with our legal obligations;

local regulations that may restrict or impair our ability to conduct our business as planned;

protectionist laws and business practices that favor local producers and service providers;

our inexperience in marketing and selling our products and services within unfamiliar countries and cultures;

challenges of working with local business partners;

our failure to properly understand and develop graphic design content and product formats and attributes appropriate for local tastes;

disruptions caused by political and social instability that may occur in some countries;

corrupt business practices, such as bribery or the willful infringement of intellectual property rights, that may be common in some countries or in some sales channels and markets;

difficulty expatriating cash from some countries;

difficulty importing and exporting our products across country borders and difficulty complying with customs regulations in the many countries where we sell products;

disruptions or cessation of important components of our international supply chain;

the challenge of complying with disparate laws in multiple countries;

restrictions imposed by local labor practices and laws on our business and operations; and

failure of local laws to provide a sufficient degree of protection against infringement of our intellectual property.

There is considerable uncertainty about the economic and regulatory effects of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (commonly referred to as "Brexit"). The UK is one of our largest markets in Europe, but we currently ship products to UK customers primarily from continental Europe. If Brexit results in greater restrictions on imports and exports between the UK and the EU or increased regulatory complexity, then our operations and financial results could be negatively impacted.

In addition, we are exposed to fluctuations in currency exchange rates that may impact items such as the translation of our revenues and expenses, remeasurement of our intercompany balances, and the value of our cash and cash equivalents and other assets and liabilities denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, our reporting currency. The hedging activities we engage in may not mitigate the net impact of currency exchange rate fluctuations, and our financial results may differ materially from expectations as a result of such fluctuations.

Acquisitions and strategic investments may be disruptive to our business.

An important way in which we pursue our strategy is to selectively acquire businesses, technologies, and services and make minority investments in businesses and joint ventures. The time and expense associated with finding suitable businesses, technologies, or services to acquire or invest in can be disruptive to our ongoing business and divert our management's attention. In addition, we have needed in the past, and may need in the future, to seek financing for acquisitions and investments, which may not be available on terms that are favorable to us, or at all, and can cause dilution to our shareholders, cause us to incur additional debt, or subject us to covenants restricting the activities we may undertake.


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