When a company files a 10-K, they are providing a substantial amount of information relating to their business including risk factors and financial statements. Understandably, these files are extensive and leave plenty of room for missed or omitted information, misstatements, or other inadvertent errors. … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: March 2017
What’s Next for Perrigo?
In April 2016, the then-CEO of Perrigo (PRGO), Joe Papa, left the company to join the troubled pharmaceutical giant Valeant (VRX). On the heels of the accounting scandal surrounding Valeant’s subsidiary Philidor, it was thought that new leadership might be able to turn … Continue reading
The People of SEC Comment Letters: 2016
The data found in SEC Comment Letters can offer insight into some overlooked areas of a company’s business. In the past year, we have discussed a continuous decline in the number of letters and major areas of concern raised by the … Continue reading
What’s with SNAP’s IPO Accounting Fees?
Snap, Inc.’s recent IPO was the largest since 2014, and represents another landmark for social media companies. While the biggest question mark for Snap probably revolves around its astronomical valuation despite significant concerns about its business model, one relatively small thing … Continue reading
IPO Accounting and Legal Fees: 2016 Update
The average accounting and legal fees disclosed by IPO companies ticked up slightly in 2016. Average accounting fees increased 24% to $0.95 million and average legal fees increased 15% to $1.69 million. This represents a reversal of the downward trend that was … Continue reading
Consequences of Yahoo Data Breaches Continue
The implications of Yahoo’s (YHOO) data breaches continue to unravel. Last Wednesday, Yahoo filed its fiscal 2016 Annual Report, in which management made a number of significant disclosures related to the cyber security incidents. In particular, they discussed changes to their agreement to … Continue reading
Review Notes – Volume 3
With filing season in full swing, we thought that it would be a nice change of pace to reveal another volume of Review Notes. In this edition we will be focusing on audit opinions that you would mostly read about in … Continue reading