Tag: non-GAAP financial measures

Corp Fin Chief Accountant sheds more light on non-GAAP CDIs

by Cydney Posner In a webcast yesterday, “Non-GAAP Disclosures: The SEC Speaks,” sponsored by TheCorporateCounsel.net, Corp Fin Chief Accountant Mark Kronforst, speaking for himself and not the SEC, shed more light on the recent guidance from the Corp Fin staff on non-GAAP financial measures (NGFMs). (See this PubCo post.)   Kronforst […]

Increasing prevalence of non-GAAP measures in proxy statements

by Cydney Posner According to the WSJ, 2016 saw the biggest gap since 2009 between non-GAAP pro forma results and GAAP results. But non-GAAP measures are not just proliferating in earnings releases, they are also proliferating in proxy statements.  The WSJ article reports that, according to Audit Analytics, the term […]

SEC posts new and revised CDIs on non-GAAP financial measures

by Cydney Posner The SEC’s verbal blitzkrieg on abuses of non-GAAP financial measures has finally made its way into some new and revised CDIs. As discussed in this PubCo post, in early May, SEC Deputy Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker, speaking before the 2016 Baruch College Financial Reporting Conference, emphasized that the […]

SEC staff continues to admonish companies on problematic use of non-GAAP measures

by Cydney Posner In remarks today before the 2016 Baruch College Financial Reporting Conference, SEC Deputy Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker discussed one of the SEC’s topics du jour, non-GAAP reporting.  Recently, the SEC and staff (Chair White, Chief Accountant James Schnurr, Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins) have been barnstorming the […]

SEC Chief Accountant addresses the new revenue recognition standard in the context of the life sciences industry

by Cydney Posner In late March, SEC Chief Accountant, James Schnurr, delivered remarks before the 12th Annual Life Sciences Accounting and Reporting Congress.   The remarks addressed the new revenue recognition standard and internal control over financial reporting as applied in particular to life sciences companies, and also cautioned companies regarding […]

Is it just a brush-back pitch or will the SEC take steps to rein in the use of non-GAAP financial measures?

by Cydney Posner Reporting on an industry conference sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the WSJ advises that SEC Chair Mary Jo White is considering whether to restrict the use of non-GAAP financial measures. In a speech to the conference, Chair White advised the audience that “[y]our investor relations folks, your […]

SEC Chair and staff presentations at AICPA National Conference

by Cydney Posner SEC Chair Mary Jo White and a cast of thousands from the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant delivered remarks yesterday before the 2015 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments. Summarized below are some of the key themes of their speeches:

Corp Fin Director highlights recent issues in public offerings

by Cydney Posner At PLI’s Securities Regulation Institute this morning, Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins highlighted* some recent issues the staff has identified in the context of public offerings.

Are non-GAAP financial measures coming under renewed scrutiny?

by Cydney Posner Potential misuse of non-GAAP financial measures may be causing some consternation once again…in the press at least. In the wake of the Enron scandal and the dot-com bust in 2003, the SEC adopted Reg G and related amendments to Reg S-K to prevent public disclosure of misleading […]