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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Watchdog Spotlight on HF Food Group “HFFG”


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In March HFFG was accused of siphoning off investors money to buy a stable of super-cars, but their problems started well before those allegations.

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America Runs From Luckin: Underwriting Shmunderwriting


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Before a company offers its stock to the public in an IPO, it is supposed to undergo an extensive vetting process. Part of this process is called underwriting, and it involves having investment banks act as intermediaries between the company and the public. The investment bankers conduct a substantial factual investigation of the company and its prospectus so that it can accurately price the stock.

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America Runs From Luckin: Insider Trading and Stock Pledging


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You might think that foreign companies would be held to the same standards as U.S. companies, but that is not true, not at all.

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America Runs From Luckin: Corporate Governance Failures


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Luckin Coffee’s massive fraud was discovered by its auditors, EY’s Chinese affiliate, Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP. The affiliate probably would have discovered the fraud earlier if not for Luckin’s status as an Emerging Growth Company, but in this post we turn our attention to Luckin’s board of directors, who ought to serve as the first line of defense against fraud.

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America Runs From Luckin: Fraud Enabled by Slack Standards


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Luckin Coffee engaged in one of the most brazen frauds in history. It is easy to blame the fraud on the business environment in China fostered by the CCP. But this fraud could not have occurred if not for systemic weaknesses in the Western capital markets.

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America Runs From Luckin: Clash Over the PCAOB


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In April, just as the America was in the grip of the coronavirus originating from Wuhan, Luckin Coffee initially reported that it had discovered a fraud by the COO fabricating over half of the company’s revenue. We wrote an in-depth report arguing the fraud was far more pervasive. Since then, Luckin has been delisted, the WSJ wrote an exposé detailing far more extensive fraud than originally reported, the CEO was also implicated by Luckin, and now Luckin’s chairman and founder is reportedly facing charges.

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Symantec Complaint Cites Watchdog Research’s Analysis


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In February 2018, we published a report calling out the management of Symantec for a perceived lack of candor in the way they handled a whistleblower report of accounting irregularities and a subsequent SEC investigation. In particular, we honed-in on Symantec’s failure to disclose any material weakness in their internal controls and their dubious claim that a $12 million adjustment in revenue in 2018 was immaterial.

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Total articles: 52(page 1 of 8 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.

Articles

Articles

Watchdog Spotlight on HF Food Group “HFFG”


Posted on

In March HFFG was accused of siphoning off investors money to buy a stable of super-cars, but their problems started well before those allegations.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Underwriting Shmunderwriting


Posted on

Before a company offers its stock to the public in an IPO, it is supposed to undergo an extensive vetting process. Part of this process is called underwriting, and it involves having investment banks act as intermediaries between the company and the public. The investment bankers conduct a substantial factual investigation of the company and its prospectus so that it can accurately price the stock.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Insider Trading and Stock Pledging


Posted on

You might think that foreign companies would be held to the same standards as U.S. companies, but that is not true, not at all.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Corporate Governance Failures


Posted on

Luckin Coffee’s massive fraud was discovered by its auditors, EY’s Chinese affiliate, Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP. The affiliate probably would have discovered the fraud earlier if not for Luckin’s status as an Emerging Growth Company, but in this post we turn our attention to Luckin’s board of directors, who ought to serve as the first line of defense against fraud.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Fraud Enabled by Slack Standards


Posted on

Luckin Coffee engaged in one of the most brazen frauds in history. It is easy to blame the fraud on the business environment in China fostered by the CCP. But this fraud could not have occurred if not for systemic weaknesses in the Western capital markets.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Clash Over the PCAOB


Posted on

In April, just as the America was in the grip of the coronavirus originating from Wuhan, Luckin Coffee initially reported that it had discovered a fraud by the COO fabricating over half of the company’s revenue. We wrote an in-depth report arguing the fraud was far more pervasive. Since then, Luckin has been delisted, the WSJ wrote an exposé detailing far more extensive fraud than originally reported, the CEO was also implicated by Luckin, and now Luckin’s chairman and founder is reportedly facing charges.

Posted in

Symantec Complaint Cites Watchdog Research’s Analysis


Posted on

In February 2018, we published a report calling out the management of Symantec for a perceived lack of candor in the way they handled a whistleblower report of accounting irregularities and a subsequent SEC investigation. In particular, we honed-in on Symantec’s failure to disclose any material weakness in their internal controls and their dubious claim that a $12 million adjustment in revenue in 2018 was immaterial.

Posted in
Total articles: 52(page 1 of 8 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.

Articles

Articles

Watchdog Spotlight on HF Food Group “HFFG”


Posted on

In March HFFG was accused of siphoning off investors money to buy a stable of super-cars, but their problems started well before those allegations.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Underwriting Shmunderwriting


Posted on

Before a company offers its stock to the public in an IPO, it is supposed to undergo an extensive vetting process. Part of this process is called underwriting, and it involves having investment banks act as intermediaries between the company and the public. The investment bankers conduct a substantial factual investigation of the company and its prospectus so that it can accurately price the stock.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Insider Trading and Stock Pledging


Posted on

You might think that foreign companies would be held to the same standards as U.S. companies, but that is not true, not at all.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Corporate Governance Failures


Posted on

Luckin Coffee’s massive fraud was discovered by its auditors, EY’s Chinese affiliate, Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP. The affiliate probably would have discovered the fraud earlier if not for Luckin’s status as an Emerging Growth Company, but in this post we turn our attention to Luckin’s board of directors, who ought to serve as the first line of defense against fraud.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Fraud Enabled by Slack Standards


Posted on

Luckin Coffee engaged in one of the most brazen frauds in history. It is easy to blame the fraud on the business environment in China fostered by the CCP. But this fraud could not have occurred if not for systemic weaknesses in the Western capital markets.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Clash Over the PCAOB


Posted on

In April, just as the America was in the grip of the coronavirus originating from Wuhan, Luckin Coffee initially reported that it had discovered a fraud by the COO fabricating over half of the company’s revenue. We wrote an in-depth report arguing the fraud was far more pervasive. Since then, Luckin has been delisted, the WSJ wrote an exposé detailing far more extensive fraud than originally reported, the CEO was also implicated by Luckin, and now Luckin’s chairman and founder is reportedly facing charges.

Posted in

Symantec Complaint Cites Watchdog Research’s Analysis


Posted on

In February 2018, we published a report calling out the management of Symantec for a perceived lack of candor in the way they handled a whistleblower report of accounting irregularities and a subsequent SEC investigation. In particular, we honed-in on Symantec’s failure to disclose any material weakness in their internal controls and their dubious claim that a $12 million adjustment in revenue in 2018 was immaterial.

Posted in
Total articles: 52(page 1 of 8 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.

Articles

Articles

Watchdog Spotlight on HF Food Group “HFFG”


Posted on

In March HFFG was accused of siphoning off investors money to buy a stable of super-cars, but their problems started well before those allegations.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Underwriting Shmunderwriting


Posted on

Before a company offers its stock to the public in an IPO, it is supposed to undergo an extensive vetting process. Part of this process is called underwriting, and it involves having investment banks act as intermediaries between the company and the public. The investment bankers conduct a substantial factual investigation of the company and its prospectus so that it can accurately price the stock.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Insider Trading and Stock Pledging


Posted on

You might think that foreign companies would be held to the same standards as U.S. companies, but that is not true, not at all.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Corporate Governance Failures


Posted on

Luckin Coffee’s massive fraud was discovered by its auditors, EY’s Chinese affiliate, Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP. The affiliate probably would have discovered the fraud earlier if not for Luckin’s status as an Emerging Growth Company, but in this post we turn our attention to Luckin’s board of directors, who ought to serve as the first line of defense against fraud.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Fraud Enabled by Slack Standards


Posted on

Luckin Coffee engaged in one of the most brazen frauds in history. It is easy to blame the fraud on the business environment in China fostered by the CCP. But this fraud could not have occurred if not for systemic weaknesses in the Western capital markets.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Clash Over the PCAOB


Posted on

In April, just as the America was in the grip of the coronavirus originating from Wuhan, Luckin Coffee initially reported that it had discovered a fraud by the COO fabricating over half of the company’s revenue. We wrote an in-depth report arguing the fraud was far more pervasive. Since then, Luckin has been delisted, the WSJ wrote an exposé detailing far more extensive fraud than originally reported, the CEO was also implicated by Luckin, and now Luckin’s chairman and founder is reportedly facing charges.

Posted in

Symantec Complaint Cites Watchdog Research’s Analysis


Posted on

In February 2018, we published a report calling out the management of Symantec for a perceived lack of candor in the way they handled a whistleblower report of accounting irregularities and a subsequent SEC investigation. In particular, we honed-in on Symantec’s failure to disclose any material weakness in their internal controls and their dubious claim that a $12 million adjustment in revenue in 2018 was immaterial.

Posted in
Total articles: 52(page 1 of 8 with 7 articles)

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