failure to raise the funds necessary to finance its future cash requirements
could adversely affect the Company's ability to pursue its strategy and could
adversely affect its results of operations for future periods.
The Company is evaluating the Year 2000 issues and the impact upon
information systems and computer technologies. While certain applications in
system software critical to processing financial and operational information are
Year 2000 compliant, the Company expects to incur some costs in testing and
implementing updates to such software. The Company is also evaluating the impact
of the Year 2000 on other computer technologies and software. All costs to
evaluate and make modifications will be expensed as incurred and are not
expected to have a significant impact on the Company's ongoing results of
RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
The Company will adopt Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No.
128 "Earnings Per Share" for the year ended December 31, 1997. This accounting
pronouncement requires the disclosure of basic and diluted earnings per share.
The Company believes that, upon adoption, diluted earnings (loss) per share will
approximate earnings (loss) per share as previously reported. Because the
concept of basic earnings per share does not include the impact of common stock
equivalents, such as preferred stock and stock options, basic earnings per share
will be higher than diluted earnings per share.
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 130 "Reporting
Comprehensive Income" and No. 131 "Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise
and Related Information" become effective for the Company for the year ended
December 31, 1998. The Company is still evaluating the effects of adopting these
two statements, but does not expect the adoption of either pronouncement to have
a material effect on the Company's consolidated financial statements.