Category: Wall Street

Investor Risk: Almost 60% of IPOS Fail to Use GAAP

GAAP – an acronym for generally accepted accounting principles – is vital in financial reporting. But nearly 60 percent of companies fail to provide financials fully based on GAAP, according to a study by PwC US. Entitled, How non-GAAP Measures Can Impact Your IPO, the report analyzes 400 initial public offerings (IPOs) from 2011 to 2013.

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How Twitter Levels Playing Field for Small Companies to Win Investors

Good news for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs who are known to kvetch that that their companies fall below the radar screen of Wall Street analysts and the media. It’s widely known that mainstream media coverage seems to favor large companies over small ones. But an academic study shows that Twitter can help such small cap companies gain market liquidity.

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