Stock Drops Nearly 20%
On March 1, 2018, WageWorks announced that it was delaying its Annual Report for 2017, as well as its financial results and associated conference call for the fourth quarter of 2017. On this news, the company’s share price fell $9.75 or nearly 20% to close at $42.70 per share on March 1, 2018.
WageWorks Announces Material Weakness in Financial Reporting
WageWorks also announced that there was a material weakness in its internal control over financial reporting and that its Audit Committee is investigating the company’s internal controls over financial reporting in fiscal 2016 and 2017. Specifically that the Committee will conduct a review of revenue recognition “related to the accounting for a government contract during fiscal 2016 and associated issues with whether there was an open flow of information and appropriate tone at the top for an effective control environment.”
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