"...full year 2020 revenue is expected to be approximately $49.5 million, representing growth of 451% compared to that of 2019."
~ $SOS news release Dec 21, 2020
"97.9% of our revenues generated in the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 are from our insurance marketing business, of which we rely on two key clients or agents to dispatch insurance data mining business to us."
~ $SOS 20-F for FY 2020 [Sentence automatically identified as high risk by the Bedrock AI algorithms]
Our models understand that this is not impactful disclosure:
“We face risks and uncertainties related to litigation, regulatory actions and government investigations and inquiries.”
But this is:
“The Company subsequently learned that the staff of the Division of Enforcement had previously opened an investigation.”
Our models understand that this red flag...
“For example, in September 2020, Nikola and our officers and employees received subpoenas from the SEC as part of a fact-finding inquiry related to aspects of our business as well as certain matters described in an article issued on September 10, 2020 by Hindenburg Research LLC, or the Hindenburg article.”
...is more important than this one:
“Separately, three purported Nikola stockholder derivative actions were filed in the United States District Court, against certain of our current and former directors, alleging breaches of fiduciary duties, violations of Section 14(a) of the Exchange Act, and gross mismanagement, among other claims.”
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