SEC Filings

CUMMINS INC filed this Form 10-Q on 10/31/2017
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ITEM 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Cummins Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries are hereinafter sometimes referred to as “Cummins,” “we,” “our” or “us.”
Certain parts of this quarterly report contain forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include those that are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industries in which we operate and management’s beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "could," "should" or words of similar meaning. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which we refer to as "future factors," which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Some future factors that could cause our results to differ materially from the results discussed in such forward-looking statements are discussed below and shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these future factors carefully in evaluating forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Future factors that could affect the outcome of forward-looking statements include the following:
a sustained slowdown or significant downturn in our markets;
changes in the engine outsourcing practices of significant customers;
a major customer experiencing financial distress;
lower than expected acceptance of new or existing products or services;
any significant problems in our new engine platforms;
a further slowdown in infrastructure development and/or continuing depressed commodity prices;
unpredictability in the adoption, implementation and enforcement of emission standards around the world;
foreign currency exchange rate changes;
the actions of, and income from, joint ventures and other investees that we do not directly control;
the integration of our previously partially-owned United States and Canadian distributors;
our plan to reposition our portfolio of product offerings through exploring strategic acquisitions and divestitures and related uncertainties of entering such transactions;
supply shortages and supplier financial risk, particularly from any of our single-sourced suppliers;
variability in material and commodity costs;
product recalls;
competitor activity;
increasing competition, including increased global competition among our customers in emerging markets; 
exposure to potential security breaches or other disruptions to our information technology systems and data security;
political, economic and other risks from operations in numerous countries;
changes in taxation;
global legal and ethical compliance costs and risks;
aligning our capacity and production with our demand;
product liability claims;
increasingly stringent environmental laws and regulations;
the price and availability of energy;
the performance of our pension plan assets and volatility of discount rates;
labor relations;