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Business Risks
There are a range of factors that may impact
SIGA’s results. Principal risks that could negatively
affect our results and performance include:
Risk to Reputation – We recognize damage to reputation as the most severe risk SIGA faces.
Our efforts to mitigate reputation risks include continual building of goodwill by effective
communication with stakeholders, commitment to sustainability, transparency, leading-edge
corporate governance and best practices.
Economic Slowdown – Changes in the economy impact the amount of disposable income
people have to spend on entertainment, resulting in reduced gaming revenues. SIGA monitors
the external environment and the individual performance of each property.
Liquidity Risk – The risk that SIGA is unable to meet its financial commitments as they
become due or can only do so at excessive costs. SIGA manages its cash resources based on
financial forecast and anticipates cash flows.
Theft of Assets – We recognize the extreme importance of maintaining strong controls over the
safeguarding of cash and cash equivalents, as specific to the gaming industry. SIGA manages
these risks through the design of internal controls to mitigate such occurrences.
Risk with Loss of Key Personnel – SIGA recognizes the impact to the organization if there was
a loss of key personnel. In order to mitigate the impact of such a loss, executive and senior
management succession plans are in place.
Information Risks – SIGA recognizes information for decision making requires accurate,
complete, and timely reporting of financial and operational performance. SIGA manages
these risks through continual evaluation of the internal controls over financial reporting, for
new and existing systems.