Accounting error hits Whatman profits for six
More than half a million pounds damage done to bottom line
Whatman, the Brentfold-based separation
technology specialists, has seen £600,000 wiped off its bottomline profits
following a stock options accounting error in the US.
‘It is most unfortunate to have to report the discovery of a stock accounting
issue,’ said chairman
‘We have taken immediate remedial action to tighten our internal controls and
are redoubling our sales efforts to accelerate top line growth,’ he added.
The news caused the company’s stock price to fall by 12%.