Tag Archives: Financial Shenanigans

2 Quick Techniques Investors Can Use To Protect Themselves From Accounting Fraud

Large difference between Net Income and Free Cash Flow over multiple years can signal aggressive accounting or fraud. Return on Assets (ROA) and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) multiples above industry averages can signal fraud. While these two techniques are powerful they are no substitute for thoroughly examining a companies financial statements. In theory investors [...]

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New Oriental Education (EDU): Are Out-of-Date Websites to Blame for POP Kids Enrollment Decline?

New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU) is a Chinese company that provides test prep and English education courses for children and adults. Several years ago, New Oriental was mired in controversy when Muddy Waters, a short-selling-focused research firm, released several scathing reports on the company. Since that time not much has changed. New Oriental [...]

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