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?
Luckin confirms sales fraud, two months after doubts about the disclosure accuracy by the Chinese Starbucks rival.
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.
Michael, and the hosts, have been bearish on Luckin for quite some time.
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.
If the deal proceeds, Luckin founder Charles Lu and his family will receive up to HK$1.37 billion, likely to be put toward the company’s cash crunch.
Luckin is being investigated in the US for defrauding investors amid pressing concerns to recoup a dropoff in sales as a result of Covid-19.
Luckin’s impending implosion has led to a lot of soul-searching with many questioning the environment that allowed Luckin to thrive.