Newly public companies are in a brave new world. Scrutiny comes from all angles and it’s constant. Investors, regulators, analysts, consumers and others now have more access to what’s going on in the company, and they have an insatiable appetite. In the early days of being public, companies are in a transitional mode as they get used to these bigger demands and the higher potential to make mistakes that could crush their credibility. This report raises critical questions companies need to ask, including whether they have:
- The resources and the ability to meet basic reporting requirements as well as minimize the risk of a restatement
- Members in their disclosure committee who know what they’re doing.
- Holes or red flags in their regulatory reports that could catch the attention of the SEC staff.