This website may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States securities laws. Forward-looking statements may also be included in our public filings, press releases, and oral and written presentations by management. All such statements are qualified by this cautionary note, which is provided pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Forward-looking statements include the information concerning our possible or assumed future results of operations, business strategies, financing plans, competitive position, credit ratings, dividend growth, potential growth opportunities, potential operating performance improvements, potential improvements in return on capital employed, the effects of competition and the effects of future legislation or regulations. You can identify our forward-looking statements by the words “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “budget,” “continue,” “could,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “expect,” “objective,” “projection,” “forecast,” “goals,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “effort,” “target” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding (i) future retail gross margins, including gasoline, diesel, heating oil and convenience store merchandise gross margins; (ii) our anticipated level of capital investments and the effect of these capital investments on our results of operations; (iii) anticipated trends in the demand for gasoline, diesel and heating oil globally and in the regions where we operate; (iv) expectations regarding environmental, tax and other regulatory initiatives; and (v) the effect of general economic and other conditions on retail fundamentals.
We refer you to the documents that CST Brands, Inc. files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically, our most recent Form 10 or Annual Report on Form 10- K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and any updates thereto in our most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These documents contain and identify important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement on this website or in other documents or oral statements for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.