The downside of an ASX listing
Independent Financial Research
Listing on the ASX has its disadvantages, particularly if you have powerful customers. Does listing on the ASX signal you’ve made it? The ASX wants you to think so. It outlines no fewer than nine advantages on its ‘Is listing for you?’ page. There are downsides though and even the ASX acknowledges them. Its website euphemistically provides a list of ‘considerations’ that companies and their management teams should consider before making the leap. But I’d suggest there’s one particular disadvantage that companies – and their shareholders – should focus on. It’s the downside that comes with your company’s financials being open to public scrutiny. True, you don’t need to be ASX-listed for your financials to become public knowledge. A search of ASIC’s database will turn up financial information for many unlisted companies. Read full article here: (VIEW LINK)
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