How to Predict Which Acquisitions Will Fail and Generate Negative Stock Returns

Summary of Key Findings It can be difficult to predict which acquisitions are going to fail An academic article using Audit Analytics’ data identified statistically significant negative abnormal returns of 12% for a subset of acquisitions that were excluded from … Continue reading

Five Years of Restatements Following Internal Investigation for MiMedx Group, Inc.

On June 7, 2018, MiMedx Group, Inc. [MDXG], a biopharmaceutical company, announced that the Company is going to restate previously filed financial statements for years 2012 through 2016, and the first three quarters of 2017. A financial restatement of this … Continue reading

Predicting Material Weakness

Audit Analytics has released a white paper, Predicting Material Weakness, which discusses how certain company events and disclosures—such as late filings, auditor changes, or CEO / CFO departures—can be used to predict the probability that the company will also have … Continue reading

EBay Reports Material Weakness: Second Control Deficiency in Three Years

Last week on February 6, in its Fiscal 2016 10-K, eBay (EBAY) disclosed a material weakness in its internal controls over financial reporting (“ICFR“). The deficiency related to a failure to properly apply tax accounting and affected the Deferred Tax Asset and Income Tax Benefit … Continue reading