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Short answer: no. I am pretty darn sure that the only requirements to be a publicly traded company is that said company meets all the standards to be public traded and files the necessary forms correctly and on-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which will then make those forms publicly available.


(This is a 7 year old post, but I found it from search results; so it seems fair to add comments to it.) It is absolutely fair for anybody getting paid in equity to ask for financial statements to determine the true value of that equity. CEO's and majority shareholders will do sneaky stuff like fund the company with a convertible loan. In other words, if ...

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