The submission of Silvergate Bank’s annual 10-K report has been postponed, according to a document dated March 1. The bank has asked for an extra two weeks to finish the report for the fiscal year 2022.
Publicly traded corporations in the US are required to submit a 10-K report, which is a thorough yearly report, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The report gives a thorough review of the company’s operations, risks, and financial performance.
The goal of 10-K reports is to provide investors a thorough picture of a company’s financial situation and operational activities to help them make choices about buying the company’s shares. Companies must submit their 10-K filings to the SEC within 60 days after the end of their fiscal year.
The ailing bank expects more losses in the next months as a result of the filing delay, as stated in the petition. This comes after the bank sold more investment securities during the previous two months to pay back Federal Home Loan Bank loans that were not yet repaid.
“These additional losses will have a detrimental effect on the regulatory capital ratios of the Company and the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Silvergate Bank (the “Bank”), and might result in the Company and the Bank being less than well-capitalized,” the company said in its late-notice filing.
Therefore I’m asking for a deadline of March 16 to study the aforementioned problems. Adding to the grounds for filing: The (independent) auditor for Silverbank need time for audits.
As a consequence, Silvergate stockholders didn’t appear too happy as the price crashed after market announcement. The stock price of Silvergate is undoubtedly under pressure due to a lack of clarity on the company’s financial situation. As a result, the price of the stock dropped more than 31% in after-hours trading. Regrettably, according to NYSE data provided by MarketWatch, the bank is one of the most shorted stocks in the market.
With its ties to the insolvent exchange FTX, the crypto-friendly bank has slipped regulatory notice. With Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, lately. The chaotic character of this event might deal the relevant investors/shareholders a serious blow.
In addition, numerous cryptocurrency-related websites have cut ties with the ailing bank. The most recent platform to go through this shift was LedgerX (a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange). These stories often lower market sentiment for cryptocurrencies. This is one of the possibilities that may occur.
In general, due to the ailing bank’s financial issues, there are mounting worries. Also, it won’t be the first time that a likely collapse causes the price of cryptocurrencies to fluctuate widely.