Monthly Archives: April 2012

74% self-directed investors – raw stats from RetailInvestorConferences.com

With the May RetailInvestorConferences.com event right around the corner, it seems appropriate to share some of the demographics of the audience.

Retail investors, individual investors, self-directed investors: what’s in a name? For public companies ( micro to mega ) who are serious about building relationships with individual investors – the pie chart below illustrates another key attribute our monthly conferences. Our audience make their own decisions.

May is our 19th conference – and so far we’ve drawn over 75,000 individual visits to the site ( the chart above is from about 10,000 filled out surveys ). Bottomline, public companies need to consistently reach out to new investors… so if you have a real story, we have real investors logging in. Added benefit: you don’t need to coax your CEO to get on a plane.

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81% long-term investors – raw stats from RetailInvestorConferences.com

With the May RetailInvestorConferences.com event right around the corner, it seems appropriate to share some of the demographics of the audience.

For public companies ( micro to mega ) who are serious about building relationships with individual investors – the pie chart below illustrates a key attribute our monthly conferences.  We’ve attracted long-term holders.

 

May is our 19th conference – and so far we’ve drawn over 75,000 individual visits to the site ( the chart above is from about 10,000 filled out surveys ). Bottomline, public companies need to consistently reach out to new investors… so if you have a real story, we have real investors logging in. Added benefit: you don’t need to coax your CEO to get on a plane.

If you’d like more information about this, please click here.

Have a great day.

OoOOOooh… now I understand what “XBRL Dimensions” are! (FASB + XBRL.US webinar archive now available)

Without a doubt, we had two of the most knowledgeable people from XBRL’s Inner Sanctum on a webcast simultaneously!

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Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and XBRL.US: Preparing for the 2012 XBRL Taxonomy 


J. Louis Matherne, Chief of Taxonomy Development
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)


Campbell Pryde, President and CEO
XBRL.US

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Why we invited FASB to present on our XBRL webcast tomorrow – to learn about their Release Notes

SPECIAL WEBCAST 4/24 – click here !

FASB has published Release Notes for the 2012 Taxonomy, available on the FASB website. The Release Notes contain important information, descriptions and justifications for the changes. We suggest reviewing the summaries of changes to the taxonomy to gain additional insight to these changes.

Selecting New Elements: We review changes to the Taxonomy in order to provide the most accurate and up to date usage of the element tags. We also look for changes in the Taxonomy structure that are designed to provide consistency in financial reporting. When an extension element is superseded by an element contained in the 2012 base Taxonomy (the standard US-GAAP Taxonomy) we will use the new element.

Deprecated Elements: When the FASB updates the taxonomy, some elements become deprecated. Deprecated elements are no longer used in filings, but remain in the taxonomy for legacy purposes. Please see the aforementioned Release Notes for more information about deprecated elements. Often the definition of a deprecated element will point to a newer and more accurate element, but this may not always the case.

We check for deprecated elements to make sure they are not used when creating your Instance Document. The FASB has made available on their website (it is available now) a software tool that you can use on your desktop PC to check your previously filed Instance Document for elements that are deprecated in the 2012 taxonomy.

If you uncover elements that are deprecated in the 2012 taxonomy in your previously filed Instance Documents early on, you will have the opportunity to review newer or other elements in the Taxonomy that may be suitable. We use judgment when selecting replacement tags; however you can get an early jump on your review by considering possible alternatives.

FASB Development Taxonomy: The US-GAAP Taxonomy is, in large part, shaped by the filers that use it. By creating a YETI log-on and opening the FASB Development Taxonomy, you can contribute your thoughts and comments regarding taxonomy structure and elements. You can comment on any aspect of an element (ie. definitions), suggest new elements, or point out errors (e.g., an element is a duration when it should be an instant). FASB considers every comment entered into the comment boxes.

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Last week’s IPOs & Transactions

There were 49 transactions filed with the SEC last week. Congratulations to all of our clients that filed last week, including Beamz Interactive, Inc., Electropure, Inc. and GlobalOptions Group, Inc. We appreciate that they selected to work with us for this important step in their company’s growth.

Registrant Symbol Form Exchange Advisor/Law Firm
GREAT IDEA CORP S-1 Harold Gewerter, Esq.
PQ HOLDINGS, INC. S-1 Paracorp Incorporated
PARAMOUNT GOLD & SILVER CORP. PZG S-1 NYSE LeClairRyan PC
SOUTHWESTERN PUBLIC SERVICE CO S-3 Southwestern Public Service Company
GREENS WORLDWIDE INC BCDH 10-12G OTC Zouvas Law Group, P.C.
NASHUA CORP NSHA S-4 Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
MERK GOLD TRUST S-1 K&L Gates LLP
SOUTHCROSS ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P. S-1 Baker Botts L.L.P.
BLACKSTRATUS, INC. S-1 DLA Piper LLP (US)
TOMPKINS FINANCIAL CORP TMP S-4 NYSE Harris Beach PLLC
JTH HOLDING, INC. TAX 10-12G JTH Holding, Inc.
SOUTHCROSS ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P. S-1 Latham & Watkins LLP
BLACKSTRATUS, INC. S-1 Reed Smith LLP
TOMPKINS FINANCIAL CORP TMP S-4 NYSE Stevens & Lee, P.C.
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS INC LVLT S-4 NYSE Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
TROVAGENE INC. TROV S-1 OTC Reed Smith LLP
TROVAGENE INC. TROV S-1 OTC Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP
PROTEONOMIX, INC. PROT S-1 OTCBB Roger L. Fidler, Esq.
FIRSTBANK CORP FBMI S-1 Nasdaq Varnum LLP
CHESAPEAKE OILFIELD SERVICES INC S-1 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
PROSPERITY BANCSHARES INC PB S-4 NYSE Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
ORBCOMM INC. ORBC S-3 Nasdaq Chadbourne & Parke LLP
CONNS INC CONN S-3 Nasdaq Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
PROSPERITY BANCSHARES INC PB S-4 NYSE Hunton & Williams LLP
CUMULUS MEDIA INC CMLS S-3 Nasdaq Jones Day
JUSTICE DELAWARE HOLDCO INC. 10-12B Justice Delaware Holdco Inc.
GUIDANCE SOFTWARE, INC. GUID S-3 Nasdaq Latham & Watkins LLP
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP. TWO S-3 NYSE Leonard, Street and Deinard, P.A.
CHESAPEAKE OILFIELD SERVICES INC S-1 Mayer Brown LLP
MVP MONTHLY INCOME REALTY TRUST, INC. S-11 Morrison & Foerster LLP
MOMENTIVE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS INC. HXN S-4 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
FIVE BELOW, INC S-1 Pepper Hamilton LLP
PROSPERITY BANCSHARES INC PB S-4 NYSE Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.
AMERIS BANCORP ABCB S-3 Nasdaq Rogers & Hardin LLP
AVIV REIT, INC. S-4 Sidley Austin LLP
FIVE BELOW, INC S-1 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
SAFE & SOUND INTERNATIONAL INC. S-1 Incnow
SAFE & SOUND INTERNATIONAL INC. S-1 T.W. Bragg & Associates
RESPECT YOUR UNIVERSE, INC. RYUN S-1 OTC Clark Wilson LLP
MORGAN STANLEY CAPITAL I INC. S-3 Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
MORGAN STANLEY CAPITAL I INC. S-3 Sidley Austin LLP
THOMAS PROPERTIES GROUP INC TPGI S-3 Nasdaq Jones Day
TRANCE GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP CORP S-1 Carrillo Huettel, LLP
UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC UCBI S-3 Nasdaq Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC UCBI S-3 Nasdaq Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
BEAMZ INTERACTIVE INC 10-12G Beamz Interactive, Inc.
ELECTROPURE INC MMTC S-1 OTC Dieterich & Associates
DOBI MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL INC DBMI 10-12G Lucosky Brookman LLP
GLOBALOPTIONS GROUP, INC. GLOI S-1 OTC Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP

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Special Industry Webcast with Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and XBRL.US

Preparing for the 2012 XBRL Taxonomy

Vintage Filings is pleased to announce that they are hosting a free educational webcast to help public companies understand the new complexities of the SEC’s 2012 XBRL taxonomies. This engaging discussion will cover many points essential for the 2012 SEC filing process including changes from the 2011 to the 2012 taxonomy, insight on avoiding filing errors and understanding Detailed Footnote tagging.

Date: April 24, 2012
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 PM EST
RSVP / Pre-register here

Vintage Filings has invited two of the leading XBRL experts to lead the discussion:

J. Louis Matherne, Chief of Taxonomy Development
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

J. Louis Matherne was named Chief of Taxonomy Development for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in April 2010. In this role, Mr. Matherne leads the FASB team responsible for maintaining and updating the U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy as required for use by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) public company registrants.

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Campbell Pryde, President and CEO
XBRL.US

Campbell Pryde brings significant experience in technology development, accounting and finance to XBRL US. Before taking on the President and CEO position, Mr. Pryde led the development and maintenance of taxonomies as Chief Standards Officer, playing an integral role on the executive team. He has been involved with XBRL since 2001, and served as Chairman of the XBRL US Domain Steering Committee during the critical initial build of the US GAAP Taxonomy under contract with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Last week’s IPOs & Transactions

There were 54 transactions filed with the SEC last week. Congratulations to all of our clients that filed last week, including Kentucky First Federal Bancorp (NASDAQ), Tadkin Valley Financial Corp. (NASDAQ) and Abtech Holding Corp. (OTC). We appreciate that they selected to work with us for this important step in their company’s growth.

Registrant Symbol Form Exchange Advisor / Law Firm
COSI INC COSI S-1 Nasdaq Greenberg Traurig, LLP
ASPENBIO INC APPY S-1 Nasdaq Ballard Spahr LLP
FUEL TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS, INC. S-1 Dennis Brovarone, Esq.
PURE BIOSCIENCE, INC. PURE S-1 Nasdaq Morrison & Foerster LLP
ASPENBIO INC APPY S-1 Nasdaq Reed Smith LLP
FIRST INDEPENDENCE CORP. S-1 Harrison Law, P.A.
ADVANTAGE DISPOSAL SOLUTIONS, INC. S-1 Frederick M. Mintz, Esq.
ENTEST BIOMEDICAL, INC. ENTB S-1 OTC Entest BioMedical Inc.
KAT GOLD HOLDINGS CORP. BVIG S-1 OTC Gracin & Marlow, LLP
FIRST STATE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, INC 10-12G M&K CPAS, PLLC
POSITIVEID CORP PSID S-1 OTC Holland & Knight LLP
POSITIVEID CORP PSID S-1 OTC Holland & Knight LLP
LG&E & KU ENERGY LLC S-4 Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
ARMOR ALL/STP PRODUCTS CO S-4 Kirkland & Ellis LLP
CASTLE A M & CO CAS S-4 NYSE McDermott Will & Emery LLP
FERRELLGAS PARTNERS L P FGP S-3 NYSE McGuireWoods LLP
OVASCIENCE, INC. 10-12G OvaScience, Inc.
PROTECTIVE LIFE INSURANCE CO S-1 Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP
SUNOPTA INC. STKL S-3 Nasdaq Stoel Rives LLP
PACIFIC ETHANOL, INC. PEIX S-3 Nasdaq Rutan & Tucker, LLP
ARTISANAL BRANDS, INC. AHFP S-1 OTC ARTISANAL BRANDS, INC.
BASIC ENERGY SERVICES INC BAS S-3 NYSE Andrews Kurth LLP
SHEPHERD’S FINANCE, LLC S-1 Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
HORIZON PHARMA, INC. HZNP S-1 Nasdaq Cooley LLP
HYPERION THERAPEUTICS INC S-1 Cooley LLP
HUDSON VALLEY HOLDING CORP HVB S-3 NYSE Day Pitney LLP
HYPERION THERAPEUTICS INC S-1 Hogan Lovells US LLP
CU BANCORP S-4 Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren, L.L.P.
HYPERION THERAPEUTICS INC S-1 Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc.
MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR CORP MX S-3 NYSE Jones Day
CDW CORP S-4 Kirkland & Ellis LLP
AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORP /DE/ AMSC S-1 Nasdaq Latham & Watkins LLP
MMODAL INC. MODL S-3 Nasdaq MModal Inc.
CAMBRIDGE HEART INC CAMH S-1 OTC Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP
ADT CORP 10-12B Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
BRYN MAWR BANK CORP BMTC S-3 Nasdaq Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
GALENA BIOPHARMA, INC. GALE S-3 Nasdaq TroyGould PC
ADT CORP 10-12B Tyco International Management Company, LLC
MITCHAM INDUSTRIES INC MIND S-3 Nasdaq Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
BROADCAST INTERNATIONAL INC BCST S-1 OTC Holland & Hart LLP
BROADCAST INTERNATIONAL INC BCST S-1 OTC Reed L. Benson, Esq.
SUNSHINE STATE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, INC 10-12G M&K CPAS, PLLC
WORLD SURVEILLANCE GROUP INC. WSGI S-1 OTC Fleming PLLC
COMMON HORIZONS INC NVLT S-1 OTC Foley Hoag LLP
RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC. S-4 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
KENTUCKY FIRST FEDERAL BANCORP KFFB S-4 Nasdaq Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
KENTUCKY FIRST FEDERAL BANCORP KFFB S-4 Nasdaq Luse, Gorman, Pomerenk & Schick, P.C.
POWER REIT PW S-3 Morrison & Cohen LLP
RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC. S-4 Perkins Coie LLP
GBS ENTERPRISES INC GBSX S-1 OTC Sourlis Law Firm
ABTECH HOLDINGS, INC. ABHD S-1 OTC Squire Sanders (US) LLP
WORLD SURVEILLANCE GROUP INC. WSGI S-1 OTC World Surveillance Group Inc.
YADKIN VALLEY FINANCIAL CORP YAVY S-1 Nasdaq Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
KOPJAGGERS INC. S-1 Kopjaggers, Inc.

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