Opportunities Created by Developments in the Business Environment.
We believe that opportunities still exist, albeit temporarily limited in scope, to exploit the underlying trend for retail banks and retailers to boost their competitiveness by investing in information technology. This is the main target of our streamlining and automation solutions. In our view, the competitiveness of these solutions will be particularly enhanced by our CINEO family of systems, which is acknowledged in both industries as an innovative development. However, demand for these systems will mainly depend on whether the current uncertainties facing banks can be resolved, especially in our core European market.
By contrast, we anticipate additional growth in the emerging markets, in particular, which continue to expand rapidly in spite of the prevailing uncertainties.
The statements made in the outlook are based on current assumptions and assessments made by the Board of Directors of Wincor Nixdorf AG. They are not intended to be taken as guarantees that these expectations will prove to be correct. The future performance and actual results achieved by Wincor Nixdorf AG and its affiliated companies depend on a series of risks and uncertainties and may, therefore, vary considerably from the forecasts made. Many of these factors, such as the future of the economy and the actions of our competitors and other market players, are outside the control of Wincor Nixdorf and cannot be predicted with any degree of certainty. There are no plans to update the forecasts made in this section. Wincor Nixdorf does not accept any specific obligation in respect of the forecasts in this report.