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Bloomberg Tax: Robert Rostan in Unusual Accounting Expenses ‘Not So Unusual’ as Virus Wears On

The main message: If a company can quantify the effects of the pandemic in a reasonable way and make the case that it’s dealing with an unusual situation, it’s OK. But don’t go too far afield, said Robert Rostan, CFO of Training The Street, an accounting education firm.

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NPR’s Marketplace: Robert Rostan in Accounting in the COVID era is more subjective than ever

“So essentially, they’re saying since we haven’t broadcasted their season, we haven’t recognized this expense yet,” said Robert Rostan, chief financial officer at the financial education firm Training the Street.

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Bloomberg: Robert Rostan in Hertz Runs Into Cash Crunch After Years of Management Tumult

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-21/hertz-runs-into-cash-crunch-after-years-of-management-tumult?sref=Oe6GluQB By  Esha Dey May 21, 2020, 5:00 AM EDT   Less than three months ago, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. executives were touting a solid fourth-quarter performance and saying they’re entering 2020 in a strong position. Today, they’re managing a crisis that has the company on the brink of bankruptcy, saddled with almost $21 billion of debt […]

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US News and World Report: Scott Rostan in How Coronavirus Affects Upcoming IPOs in 2020

https://money.usnews.com/investing/stock-market-news/articles/2020-04-03/how-coronavirus-affects-upcoming-ipos-in-2020 By Matt Whittaker, Contributor April 3, 2020, at 4:29 p.m. THERE’S A PARTICULAR artfulness required for companies that want to raise money by selling shares in an initial public offering. A company must judge whether there is an appetite for it based on its business model, past performance and growth prospects. It also has to gauge […]

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Bloomberg: Rahul Bhatia in Public Market Rituals Spell Pain for Uber and Beyond Meat Stocks

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-09/public-market-rituals-spell-pain-for-uber-and-beyond-meat-stocks By Drew Singer and Esha Dey November 9, 2019, 7:00 AM EST For newly a public company, two rites of passage loom: its first few earnings reports, and the expiration of its IPO lockup. Twice this month, those events conspired to unleash double-doses of pain for investors. Uber Technologies Inc. plunged 13% over two […]

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Bloomberg: Scott Rostan in Walgreens Mulls Historic LBO as Debt Markets Start to Wilt

The prospect of the biggest leveraged buyout in history comes at a precarious time for debt bankers as investors grow increasingly picky in who they’ll lend to and as warnings intensify that corporate borrowing has gotten out of hand. And then there’s the not-so-distant memory of the last time a big pharmacy chain raised a […]

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NPR Marketplace: Robert Rostan in Under Armour investigation focuses on “revenue recognition.” What’s that?

By Marielle Segarra The sportswear company Under Armour on Monday confirmed federal officials have been looking into its accounting practices for more than two years. Under Armour says it hasn’t done anything wrong. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the news, said the probe includes both criminal and civil investigations and that authorities are focusing on […]

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Fortune: Robert Rostan in We Work Is Only Making its Image Problem Worse…

By Erik Sherman We Company, parent of shared office space provider WeWork, has an image problem that has become trickier since it filed paperwork for an IPO. And its recent efforts to control the conversation may not be working. We wants to be a tech company and get the large-multiple-of-revenue valuations such businesses get. Its last private investment […]

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Cheddar TV: Scott Rostan MBA Grads Optimistic About Job Prospects

Things are looking up in the eyes of MBA Graduates. According to a recent survey from Training The Street, nearly 75 percent of MBA grads are more optimistic about finding a job this year. But 56 percent said their ability to pay off student loans could influence the type of job they actually accept. We […]

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Fortune: Scott Rostan in There’s No Roadmap to Breaking Up Facebook—But Here’s Where the Government Might Start

http://fortune.com/2019/06/07/facebook-break-up-big-tech/?utm_source=fortune.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=data-sheet&utm_content=2019061013pm By Erik Sherman June 7, 2019 “Break up Big Tech,” has become a rallying cry of consumer advocates and prominent politicians. But what, in practice, would that actually look like? Fortune spoke with experts in various areas of law and business to see how that might play out with Facebook, which has become a […]

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