Reasons for an Amended 10-K: 2018

Form 10-K, an annual report filed by US-based public registrants, is the most comprehensive source of information regarding a company’s financials and its underlying business. These reports are thoroughly scrutinized by investors and other users, which explains why they need … Continue reading

Long-Term Capital Market Consequences of Financial Restatements

Key Findings Computing the cumulative average abnormal return (CAAR) to document market reaction after a financial restatement, we found no significant abnormal returns in either the first 30-day window following the date of restated financials or after a 90-day window for … Continue reading

Kingsway Financial Services, Inc. [KFS]: Extensive SEC Comment Letter Conversation Identifies Accounting Errors

Kingsway Financial Services, Inc. [KFS] was forced to restate financial statements to correct revenue recognition errors related to adoption of ASC 606 and its effect on warranty subscriptions and commissions The restatement was triggered by a 15-letter comment letter conversation … Continue reading

2018 Audit Committee Transparency Barometer

Last week, the Center for Audit Quality released its fifth annual Audit Committee Transparency Barometer. Compiled and published with Audit Analytics, the Barometer provides a year-over-year comparison in key audit committee disclosure areas and assesses the extent of audit committee … Continue reading