01 maio 2019

Fraude Contábil na China: 4 bilhões sumiram

One of China’s largest listed drugmakers said it overstated cash holdings by $4.4 billion, sending its shares and bonds tumbling and heightening concerns about the quality of accounting in a country that has become a fast-growing part of global investment portfolios.

Kangmei Pharmaceutical Co., a producer of traditional Chinese medicines, said in a filing on Tuesday that an accounting “error” led to the overstatement of its 2017 cash position. The disclosure came about four months after Kangmei told investors it was being investigated by regulators. The stock, a constituent of MSCI Inc.’s global indexes, plunged by the 10 percent daily limit. Kangmei’s 2.4 billion yuan ($356 million) notes due 2022 fell as much as 14 yuan to 60 yuan.

The immense size of Kangmei’s restatement, described by one securities lawyer as unprecedented for China, puts a spotlight on disclosure practices in a country where companies are defaulting at a record pace and several instances of questionable accounting have emerged in recent months. The issue has become increasingly important for global investors and securities firms as they gain unprecedented access to China’s gargantuan stock and bond markets.

"Investors have to be more careful about Chinese firms’ reporting," said Andrew Lam, a director at BDO, an international accounting firm. "They will have to do real homework, examining closely companies' financial reporting for any potential irregularities."

The China Securities Regulatory Commission, which in recent years has been pushing the nation’s stock exchanges to delist companies that provide inaccurate disclosures, didn’t immediately reply to a faxed request for comment. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent at 1:36 p.m. local time.


Fonte: aqui

Resultado de imagem para Kangmei Pharmaceutical C

Nenhum comentário:

Postar um comentário