(NYSE:NQ) The Investigation Team conducted a thorough review of cash reported on NQ Mobile’s financial statements and the Company’s cash transactions, which included the following procedures: obtained bank confirmations for the Company’s accounts through in-person visits and mail
Chinese mobile security software maker NQ Mobile said a special committee had found no evidence of fraud, as alleged by short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group. NQ Mobile also said the committee also found no evidence that the company’s revenues and cash balances were inconsistent with public disclosures. Muddy Waters called NQ Mobile a “massive fraud” in October, a charge NQ Mobile rejected as false.
NQ Mobile’s shares rose about 30 percent in premarket trading.
According to the auditors findings : “The Investigation Team determined that the Company’s cash balances were verifiable and consistent with public disclosures. … (ii) The Investigation Team did not find evidence that the Company’s revenues were inconsistent with public disclosures.”
Benedict commented on NQ Mobile’s activity since the Muddy Waters allegation, “We have seen fees drop off a bit from October to around early to mid April, then we saw fees surge again briefly.”. An independent committee investigating Muddy Waters’ allegations at NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ) has found no evidence of fraud. Block says they continue to investigate NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ) and that he doesn’t think the debate over the company will be over “until regulators step in or NQ’s shares go to zero.”
In the meantime, ChinaRock discloses that is has doubled its stake in NQ Mobile. Both short interest and utilization rose by about one percent on the news, according to Benedict. The utilization rate is now 92 percent.