Trump Media shares slide following new SEC filing with reaudited money statement

Trump Media shares slide following new SEC filing with reaudited money statement


A smartphone shows the emblem of Donald Trump’s Truth Social application on March 25, 2024.

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Trump Media on Monday submitted an up-to-date inspection of the company’s funds by a freshly hired community accounting company, right after its very last auditor was charged with fraud by the U.S. Securities and Trade Fee.

Shares of Trump Media at first dropped more than 7% on Monday’s announcement. The stock was down about 6% as of 1:00 p.m. ET.

The media business, which is the greater part-owned by former President Donald Trump and trades as DJT on the Nasdaq, stated its revised registration statement contains a reaudit carried out by the Phoenix, Arizona-primarily based organization Semple, Marchal & Cooper, LLP.

The company driving the social media platform Truth Social reported in a push release that its latest submitting amends a registration assertion from mid-April and is not offering any new shares.

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“I want to thank SMC for serving as our impartial auditor and enabling us to file an Amended Registration Assertion, which we hope the SEC will promptly review,” Trump Media CEO Devin Nunes reported in the push release.

Trump Media hired Semple, Marchal & Cooper, LLP in early Could, replacing its prior auditor, BF Borgers CPA. Three days prior to Trump Media announced that change, the SEC charged BF Borgers with “significant fraud” that impacted additional than 1,500 filings.

The federal regulatory agency accused the “sham audit mill” of failing to comply with proven auditing expectations and falsely representing to consumers that their operate would meet those standards.

The SEC mentioned BF Borgers and its operator, Benjamin Borgers, agreed to shell out a blended $14 million in civil penalties and post to long-lasting bans from auditing general public companies.

Even with Monday’s stock fall, Trump Media boasts a practically $7.5 billion market place capitalization, which critics say is wildly disproportionate to the little total of revenue the business has claimed earning.

Knowledge shows that the company’s sole solution, Truth Social, seems to be having difficulties to maintain on to its user base, which by now generates just a tiny portion of the website traffic savored by proven social media giants these kinds of as X and Fb.

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