going-concern statement

going-concern statement

An auditor's statement that there is concern whether the company being audited can remain in business. A going-concern statement indicates equity investors are at substantial risk.
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30, 2003, Media Space and its investors realized the corporation was incapable of redeeming the stock, and if the redemption rights were exercised, its auditors would have to issue a going-concern statement.
Within 65 days of being retained, he alleviated imminent bank defaults, avoided a going-concern statement from outside auditors, raised $50 million in new capital and initiated a divestiture process for underperforming units.