The Olympics may have been delayed, but we saw a gold medal dive from Luckin Coffee’s shares. Its fraud is a cautionary tale—but about what?
Chinese beverage chain Luckin Coffee replaced founder and former chairman Charles Lu with its acting CEO, Guo Jinyi.
Luckin confirms sales fraud, two months after doubts about the disclosure accuracy by the Chinese Starbucks rival.
Embattled coffee chain Luckin disclosed that it had received a second delisting notice from Nasdaq, less than a month after the first.
Luckin may be kicked off Nasdaq over fraud admission as board seeks to rein in shady listings. Delisting would put Luckin in the company of penny stocks.
Under the revised Securities Law of China, regulators may have some ability to investigate Luckin, which disclosed wide-scale sales revenue fraud.
Luckin apologized to its employees for the upheaval following its fraud admission in early April, and on the same day removed its CEO and COO.
The default followed almost immediately after Luckin disclosed that its head of operations had fabricated billions of RMB worth of sales for most of 2019.
Lawyer of these Luckin investors said it is the first time investors have tried to hold a company accountable in China for fraud perpetrated on US markets.
Luckin looks to fund its aggressive growth tactics including a vending machine initiative, and expansion into other consumables and overseas markets.