Watchdog Transparency Blog

Watchdog Transparency Blog

In our Blog we take a critical look at public company disclosures and focus on issues surrounding transparency, reliability and accuracy. It you are looking for cheerleading, you have come to the wrong place. We rely on information from the best sources available to gain insight into companies and make predictions about what will happen in the future. Nothing in business is certain, so sometimes we will be wrong, but we will always be an independent voice telling you the truth as we see it. We offer Retail Investors our Research Reports for Free.

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Who is Auditing SPACs?


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The number of SPACs exploded in 2020, exceeding the number of traditional IPOs for the first time ever. That growth looks like it will continue in 2021. SPACs have been around for a long time, however, they have only recently generated significant interest and capital.

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SPACs in the Cayman Islands


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Our research indicates that only 3.3% of all companies are incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and that includes some companies that are actually located there. In contrast, 28% of all SPACs are incorporated in the Cayman Islands, despite the fact that 88% of them are located in the United States.

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Money to Burn?


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Long ago FINRA warned that SPAC managers were incentivized to overpay for companies. This year a study of SPACs showed that their average return was -9.6%. Of all the SPACs studied, only 31.1% had positive returns.

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The Impact of CEO Changes


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This year we have looked at the impact of several different types of events, like restatements, material weaknesses, and securities class actions on share values.

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Material Weaknesses Worsen


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Accounting related problems at a company generally don’t get much press … until they do. A total accounting failure can result in an SEC investigation, restatements, lawsuits, and a catastrophic and long-lasting decline in stock price. In the last few years, we have seen GE, Kraft Heinz, and Under Armour all suffer severe and lasting consequences for accounting related issues.

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Red Flag CEO Changes


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Public companies disclose an enormous amount of information every year, but they don’t tell you what it means. Our Watchdog Reports summarize all the relevant corporate governance and financial reporting issues in a simple report that flags issues and provides peer-to-peer comparisons. Once you know what the information means, you can act with confidence.

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Why Has CEO Turnover Remained High for the Last Three Years?


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When assessing a company, it is always a good idea to see if there has been any unusual turnover in the C-suite.

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Total articles: 78(page 1 of 12 with 7 articles)
Watchdog Transparency Blog

Watchdog Transparency Blog

In our Blog we take a critical look at public company disclosures and focus on issues surrounding transparency, reliability and accuracy. It you are looking for cheerleading, you have come to the wrong place. We rely on information from the best sources available to gain insight into companies and make predictions about what will happen in the future. Nothing in business is certain, so sometimes we will be wrong, but we will always be an independent voice telling you the truth as we see it. We offer Retail Investors our Research Reports for Free.

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Articles

Articles

Who is Auditing SPACs?


Posted on

The number of SPACs exploded in 2020, exceeding the number of traditional IPOs for the first time ever. That growth looks like it will continue in 2021. SPACs have been around for a long time, however, they have only recently generated significant interest and capital.

Posted in

SPACs in the Cayman Islands


Posted on

Our research indicates that only 3.3% of all companies are incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and that includes some companies that are actually located there. In contrast, 28% of all SPACs are incorporated in the Cayman Islands, despite the fact that 88% of them are located in the United States.

Posted in

Money to Burn?


Posted on

Long ago FINRA warned that SPAC managers were incentivized to overpay for companies. This year a study of SPACs showed that their average return was -9.6%. Of all the SPACs studied, only 31.1% had positive returns.

Posted in

The Impact of CEO Changes


Posted on

This year we have looked at the impact of several different types of events, like restatements, material weaknesses, and securities class actions on share values.

Posted in

Material Weaknesses Worsen


Posted on

Accounting related problems at a company generally don’t get much press … until they do. A total accounting failure can result in an SEC investigation, restatements, lawsuits, and a catastrophic and long-lasting decline in stock price. In the last few years, we have seen GE, Kraft Heinz, and Under Armour all suffer severe and lasting consequences for accounting related issues.

Posted in

Red Flag CEO Changes


Posted on

Public companies disclose an enormous amount of information every year, but they don’t tell you what it means. Our Watchdog Reports summarize all the relevant corporate governance and financial reporting issues in a simple report that flags issues and provides peer-to-peer comparisons. Once you know what the information means, you can act with confidence.

Posted in

Why Has CEO Turnover Remained High for the Last Three Years?


Posted on

When assessing a company, it is always a good idea to see if there has been any unusual turnover in the C-suite.

Posted in
Total articles: 78(page 1 of 12 with 7 articles)
Watchdog Transparency Blog

Watchdog Transparency Blog

In our Blog we take a critical look at public company disclosures and focus on issues surrounding transparency, reliability and accuracy. It you are looking for cheerleading, you have come to the wrong place. We rely on information from the best sources available to gain insight into companies and make predictions about what will happen in the future. Nothing in business is certain, so sometimes we will be wrong, but we will always be an independent voice telling you the truth as we see it. We offer Retail Investors our Research Reports for Free.

Sign up to get all of our blogs delivered directly to your inbox.

Articles

Articles

Who is Auditing SPACs?


Posted on

The number of SPACs exploded in 2020, exceeding the number of traditional IPOs for the first time ever. That growth looks like it will continue in 2021. SPACs have been around for a long time, however, they have only recently generated significant interest and capital.

Posted in

SPACs in the Cayman Islands


Posted on

Our research indicates that only 3.3% of all companies are incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and that includes some companies that are actually located there. In contrast, 28% of all SPACs are incorporated in the Cayman Islands, despite the fact that 88% of them are located in the United States.

Posted in

Money to Burn?


Posted on

Long ago FINRA warned that SPAC managers were incentivized to overpay for companies. This year a study of SPACs showed that their average return was -9.6%. Of all the SPACs studied, only 31.1% had positive returns.

Posted in

The Impact of CEO Changes


Posted on

This year we have looked at the impact of several different types of events, like restatements, material weaknesses, and securities class actions on share values.

Posted in

Material Weaknesses Worsen


Posted on

Accounting related problems at a company generally don’t get much press … until they do. A total accounting failure can result in an SEC investigation, restatements, lawsuits, and a catastrophic and long-lasting decline in stock price. In the last few years, we have seen GE, Kraft Heinz, and Under Armour all suffer severe and lasting consequences for accounting related issues.

Posted in

Red Flag CEO Changes


Posted on

Public companies disclose an enormous amount of information every year, but they don’t tell you what it means. Our Watchdog Reports summarize all the relevant corporate governance and financial reporting issues in a simple report that flags issues and provides peer-to-peer comparisons. Once you know what the information means, you can act with confidence.

Posted in

Why Has CEO Turnover Remained High for the Last Three Years?


Posted on

When assessing a company, it is always a good idea to see if there has been any unusual turnover in the C-suite.

Posted in
Total articles: 78(page 1 of 12 with 7 articles)
Watchdog Transparency Blog

Watchdog Transparency Blog

In our Blog we take a critical look at public company disclosures and focus on issues surrounding transparency, reliability and accuracy. It you are looking for cheerleading, you have come to the wrong place. We rely on information from the best sources available to gain insight into companies and make predictions about what will happen in the future. Nothing in business is certain, so sometimes we will be wrong, but we will always be an independent voice telling you the truth as we see it. We offer Retail Investors our Research Reports for Free.

Sign up to get all of our blogs delivered directly to your inbox.

Articles

Articles

Who is Auditing SPACs?


Posted on

The number of SPACs exploded in 2020, exceeding the number of traditional IPOs for the first time ever. That growth looks like it will continue in 2021. SPACs have been around for a long time, however, they have only recently generated significant interest and capital.

Posted in

SPACs in the Cayman Islands


Posted on

Our research indicates that only 3.3% of all companies are incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and that includes some companies that are actually located there. In contrast, 28% of all SPACs are incorporated in the Cayman Islands, despite the fact that 88% of them are located in the United States.

Posted in

Money to Burn?


Posted on

Long ago FINRA warned that SPAC managers were incentivized to overpay for companies. This year a study of SPACs showed that their average return was -9.6%. Of all the SPACs studied, only 31.1% had positive returns.

Posted in

The Impact of CEO Changes


Posted on

This year we have looked at the impact of several different types of events, like restatements, material weaknesses, and securities class actions on share values.

Posted in

Material Weaknesses Worsen


Posted on

Accounting related problems at a company generally don’t get much press … until they do. A total accounting failure can result in an SEC investigation, restatements, lawsuits, and a catastrophic and long-lasting decline in stock price. In the last few years, we have seen GE, Kraft Heinz, and Under Armour all suffer severe and lasting consequences for accounting related issues.

Posted in

Red Flag CEO Changes


Posted on

Public companies disclose an enormous amount of information every year, but they don’t tell you what it means. Our Watchdog Reports summarize all the relevant corporate governance and financial reporting issues in a simple report that flags issues and provides peer-to-peer comparisons. Once you know what the information means, you can act with confidence.

Posted in

Why Has CEO Turnover Remained High for the Last Three Years?


Posted on

When assessing a company, it is always a good idea to see if there has been any unusual turnover in the C-suite.

Posted in
Total articles: 78(page 1 of 12 with 7 articles)

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