Acc 537 Week 5 Restatement Analysis

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Restatement of Financial Results ACC/537 This paper reviews the restatement of financial results of Kodiak Energy, Inc. for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2007 and the year ended December 1, 2007. The company was forced to issue a restatement because of financial accounting errors in measurement and in the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the September 2007 acquisition of the Thunder River assets. On the original financial statement, Kodiak Energy reported issuing seven million common stocks of its company in order to acquire assets owned by Thunder River Energy. In their 10-k and 10-Q statements, Kodiak Energy reported a value of $2 per share at the time of the transaction. However, an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed…show more content…
Hence, the SEC asked Kodiak Energy to perform a restatement under item 4.02 of the 8k disclosure rules. This item covers non-reliance on a previously filed financial statement and the related audit report. In accordance with the SEC’s request, Kodiak Energy put in a notification of late filing for their 2008 fiscal report and corrected for the transaction errors in March 2009. After the error adjustments, the restated financial reports showed an overall increase of 3.5 million dollars in the reported acquisition cost and related issuance of common shares. After the fiasco surrounding the acquisition of the Thunder River assets, shareholders lost faith in Kodiak Energy. Within a year, the company shares plummeted from $3.65 per share to $0.20 per share. The share price further dropped to $0.10 with continued investigation by the SEC. This disaster nearly cost the end of the

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