Several recent actions leave no doubt that non-GAAP financial measures are in the commission's crosshairs, and companies are taking notice.
American Realty Capital Partners' former CFO Brian Block allegedly manipulated the calculation of adjusted funds from operations.
But are they doing so just because the dollar amounts involved are not material? Research suggests another, less-wholesome motivation.
The SEC says the bank caused a false valuation of Rural/Metro to be included in materials provided to shareholders.
'The proposed changes should make it significantly easier to locate documents attached to company filings,' said SEC Chair Mary Jo White.
Plaintiff filings in federal courts are up 17%, and as many as 6% of S&P 500 companies could be the target of such suits this year.
“Companies like Warner Brothers need to be straight with consumers in their online ad campaigns," the Federal Trade Commission says.
The automaker did not mention the crash involving its autopilot technology in its prospectus for a stock offering.
Inline XBRL embeds data directly into financial statements rather than in a separate exhibit, potentially enhancing the quality of data.
The SEC investigation comes as analysts and investors have questioned the transparency of the e-commerce giant's financial statements.