NQ Mobile – “Price Target $0”; Doubts About NQ’s “Purported Values”
On February 6, 2018, a report (“NQ Mobile: Undisclosed Transfer Of Subsidiaries To Chairman Introduces Significant Risks – Price Target $0”) was published by Rota Fortunae on SeekingAlpha stating, among other things, that
Chinese corporate records lead us to believe that insiders control Tongfang Investment Fund, the firm that recently acquired NQ’s mobile gaming and video businesses.
One day after the deal with Tongfang was announced and eight months before it closed, NQ transferred its interest in FL Mobile and Showself to its Chairman, Vincent Wenyong Shi.
Our research leads us to doubt every aspect of the transaction, including the cash payments and the $270 million note receivable, which together represents over 100% of NQ’s market cap.
We find alarming similarities between NQ and Ambow Education, and we think NQ is likely to default when its convertible debt comes due in October 2018.
The US phone number listed on press releases has been disconnected; the US HQ is for lease.
The Rota Fortunae report on SeekingAlpha also stated that
[d]espite being called a zero, NQ’s market cap has hovered around $400 million, ostensibly supported by hundreds of millions in cash and the value of its mobile gaming business. But we have serious doubts about their purported values, and we recently uncovered an undisclosed transaction with NQ’s chairman that leads us to believe the end is finally near.
On this news, shares of NQ Mobile (NYSE:NQ) fell sharply during intra-day trading on February 6, 2018.
NQ Mobile Shareholders and Investors
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