7 Best Practices to Mitigate the Impact of Delayed Filings
With less human, financial, and intellectual resources, late filings are common among microcap public companies. Delayed 10-Qs and 10-Ks can greatly impact shareholder confidence and thus stock performance.
To mitigate the impact of delayed filings, Scott Tangney (managing director at ICR) shared 7 best practices to mitigate the impact of delayed filing in a recent post in IR Magazine.
– Speed counts
– Non-material matters
– Ongoing communication is essential
– Third-party endorsements add credibility
– Preliminary earnings may lessen the sting
– Clarity and transparency rules
– Buckle your seat belt
In conclusion, Tangney says “many companies have been required to file Form 12b-25, but they can mitigate negative press and market reaction through speed, assurance and resolution, all of which should be part of an advanced communications planning process that anticipates scenarios like this and assembles the vital ingredients to determine the best strategy before those scenarios occur.“