GSX, the online education firm that Muddy Waters called out in May, soared more than 200 per cent through August before paring some of its gains. Muddy Waters Research is an online research publication that produces due diligence-based reports on publicly traded securities, and Muddy Waters Capital LLC is an investment adviser … It went through the company's user data and said it's "highly confident" over 70% of users are fake and … By analyzing the available data, Muddy Waters … TAL Education has almost doubled since Block … We downloaded GSX’s data from more than 200 paid K-12 classes covering 54,065 unique users. Muddy Waters Initiating Coverage on TRE.TO, OTC:SNOFF – Strong Sell Sino-Forest Corporation 2011-06-02 Muddy Waters Initiating Coverage on DGW – Strong Sell Duoyuan Global … Under no circumstances should any of these reports or any information herein be construed as investment advice, or as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or other financial instruments. Muddy Waters Capital is an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is not registered as investment adviser in any other jurisdiction. Muddy Waters Capital does not render investment advice to anyone unless it has an investment adviser-client relationship with that person evidenced in writing. Copyright © 2020 Muddy Waters Research, All Rights Reserved. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Copyright © 2020 Muddy Waters Research, All Rights Reserved. GSX Techedu Inc. (NYSE: GSX) ("GSX" or the "Company"), a leading online K-12 large-class after-school tutoring service provider in China, today refuted the false allegations in Muddy Waters We conclude that GSX is a massive loss-making business. You (or any person you are acting as agent for) agree to hold harmless Muddy Waters Research, Muddy Waters Capital and its affiliates and related parties, including, but not limited to any principals, officers, directors, employees, members, clients, investors, consultants and agents (collectively, the “Muddy Waters Related Persons”) for any direct or indirect losses (including trading losses) attributable to any information on this website or in a research report. However, such information is presented “as is,” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. Read More Latest Reports Joyy Inc. MW is Short Joyy … You agree that use of the research on this website is at your own risk. However, investors should still hear them out to decide whether GSX … On May 18th, we published our research on GSX in which we concluded that at least 70% of GSX’s purported users are fraudulent, and quite likely the real percentage of fake users is over 80%. You should assume that, as of the publication date of a Muddy Waters report, Muddy Waters Related Persons (possibly along with or through its members, partners, affiliates, employees, and/or consultants), Muddy Waters Related Persons clients and/or investors and/or their clients and/or investors have a position (long or short) in one or more of the securities of a Covered Issuer (and/or options, swaps, and other derivatives related to one or more of these securities), and therefore stand to realize significant gains in the event that the prices of either equity or debt securities of a Covered Issuer decline or appreciate. Without users, there is no revenue. Regardless of how one cuts it though, GSX is an almost completely empty box. Muddy Waters has made its core business holding short positions of Chinese companies on U.S. exchanges and exposing what they believe to be fraudulent activity. If you are in the United Kingdom, you confirm that you are accessing research and materials as or on behalf of: (a) an investment professional falling within Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “FPO”); or (b) high net worth entity falling within Article 49 of the FPO (each a “Permitted Recipient”). Long holders of GSX face the risk that the margin lenders will be forced to aggressively sell the stock, crashing the price. 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If you access this website, download or receive the contents of reports or other materials on this website as an agent for any other person, you are binding your principal to these same Terms of Use. Further, any report on this site contains a very large measure of analysis and opinion. Muddy Waters Research is an online research publication that produces due diligence-based reports on publicly traded securities, and Muddy Waters Capital LLC is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. On May 20, Muddy Waters tweeted in response to GSX. Carson Block is still short GSX Techedu Inc (NYSE: GSX) despite the stock's momentum in the opposite direction, the notable short seller said Wednesday in a Bloomberg TV interview.What … Muddy Waters Research LLC is an American privately held due diligence based investment firm that conducts investigative research on public companies while also taking investment positions that … Muddy Waters Research is affiliated with Muddy Waters Capital. Citron, for example, actually defended Luckin before another prolific short-seller, Muddy Waters, took down the stock. GSX: Small Classes, Big Lies (GSX US) May 28, 2020 On May 18th, we published our research on GSX in which we concluded that at least 70% of GSX’s purported users are fraudulent, and quite likely the real … TAL Education has almost doubled since … BEIJING, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GSX Techedu Inc. (NYSE: GSX) ("GSX" or the "Company"), a leading online K-12 large-class after-school tutoring service provider in China, today refuted the false allegations in Muddy Waters … In relation to the United Kingdom, the research and materials on this website are being issued only to, and are directed only at, persons who are Permitted Recipients and, without prejudice to any other restrictions or warnings set out in these Terms of Use, persons who are not Permitted Recipients must not act or rely on the information contained in any of the research or materials on this website. The king of shorting fraudulent Chinese firms, MW, has joined the chorus of about 4-5 other firms singing the same tune … Muddy Waters vowed to “show more GSX fraud” soon. 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On May 18, research firm Muddy Waters told the world it was short GSX Techedu stock. The research and reports presented on this website express the opinion of the applicable Muddy Waters Entity only. Muddy Waters’ misunderstanding may be because it didn’t try its live courses, or it did and ignored part of the process, a GSX spokeswoman wrote in an email. GSX Refutes Muddy Waters Research's Allegations BEIJING , May 19, 2020 / PRNewswire / -- GSX Techedu Inc. (NYSE: GSX) ("GSX" or the "Company"), a leading online K-12 large-class after … China stock GSX Techedu sold off Monday after short seller Muddy Waters claimed almost all of the online-only education firm's purported students are in fact bots. This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. Despite their recent swoon, the … Muddy Waters Research is an online research publication that produces due diligence-based reports on publicly traded securities, and Muddy Waters Capital LLC is an investment adviser registered with the … Our conclusions are based on GSX’s own user and attendance data files (i.e., this is not from “scraping” data). We conclude that at least ~70% of its users are fake, and we think it’s quite likely that at least ~80% of its users are fake. We detailed three behaviors we were highly confident evidenced widespread bot usage: “Precise Joiners”, “GSX… more, We are short GSX because we conclude that it is a near-total fraud. With respect to their respective research reports, Muddy Waters Research and Muddy Waters Capital makes no representation, express or implied, as to the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any such information or with regard to the results to be obtained from its use. Muddy Waters によれば,利用者の約 70% が偽造である。この情報は,GSX の学生利用者とその出席率のデータに基づく。Muddy Waters は,200 以上の有料 K-12 [幼稚園から高等学校卒業まで 13 年間] … You agree that each Muddy Waters Related Person is a third-party beneficiary to these Terms of Use. GSX Refutes Muddy Waters Research's Follow Up Report News provided by GSX Techedu Inc. May 29, 2020, 06:49 ET Share this article BEIJING, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GSX Techedu … We conclude that at least ~70% of its users are fake, and we think it’s quite likely that at least ~80% of its users are fake. Muddy Waters is short GSX Techedu 6) My friend Carson Block of Muddy Waters Research was spot on in his warnings about Luckin Coffee, so investors would be wise to carefully consider his … Muddy Waters peels back the layers, often built up by seemingly respected but sycophantic law firms, auditors, and venal managements. Use of Muddy Waters Research reports is limited by the Terms of Use on its website, which are as follows. Sign up for free newsletters and get more CNBC delivered to your inbox … You represent that you have sufficient investment sophistication to critically assess the information, analysis and opinion on this website. But MW doesn't regard this as an … Not financial advice. This limitation of liability applies regardless of any negligence or gross negligence of Muddy Waters Research, Muddy Waters Capital or any Muddy Waters Related Persons. Muddy Waters said they downloaded data from more than 200 paid K-12 education courses which equaled 54,065 unique users. GSX, the online education firm that Muddy Waters called out in May, soared more than 200% through August before paring some of its gains. Muddy Waters' Carson Block on his latest short, GSX Techedu May 18, 2020 Muddy Waters Capital Founder & CIO Carson Block joined Yahoo Finance's Jen Rogers, Myles Udland, and Dan … Based on the near total faking of users, we assume that the fraudulent portion of GSX’s revenue is at least equal to the percentage of fraudulent users, although it would not surprise us if the ASP on the real portion of GSX’s business is fraudulently inflated too. The Company respects Muddy Waters' efforts. So what On May 18, Muddy Waters said it was short GSX Techedu stock because the company was "a near-total fraud." However, after analyzing the report, the Company believes that Muddy Waters lacks a basic understanding of GSX's operations. 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In addition, a former GSX manager corroborated our analysis, and explained various details of GSX’s extensive bot operation. The Company respects Muddy Waters' efforts. Posted with permission. Neither Muddy Waters Research nor Muddy Waters Capital will update any report or information on its website to reflect changes in positions that may be held by a Muddy Waters Related Person. Giving investment advice requires knowledge of your financial situation, investment objectives, and risk tolerance, and Muddy Waters Capital has no such knowledge about you. Our conclusions are based on GSX’s own user and attendance data files (i.e., this is n… more. You further agree that any dispute between you and Muddy Waters Research and its affiliates arising from or related to this report and / or the Muddy Waters Research website or viewing the material hereon shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. The … Amazingly, Chairman Chen has found a way to make GSX shares even more dangerous for long holders – he has pledged at least $318 million of stock. If you have obtained research published by Muddy Waters Research or Muddy Waters Capital in any manner other than by download from that link, you may not read such research without going to that link and agreeing to the Terms of Use. By downloading from, or viewing material on this website, you agree to the following Terms of Use. If you access this website, download or receive the contents of reports or other materials on this website on your own behalf, you agree to and shall be bound by these Terms of Use. They said that a former GSX manager verified their analysis, and … TAL Education called the report erroneous and deceptive. The … Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 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New York-listed GSX fell 7.4 per cent lower at US$32.84 in New York overnight, after earlier plunging by as much as 16 per cent following the release of the short report on Monday. We are short GSX because we conclude that it is a near-total fraud. I am more than happy to report a bull case for GSX providing it is presented with DD. At GSX, an instructor uses a web platform to teach several hundred students with the help of tutors -- a format that’s increasingly appealing in a world with fewer social interactions. Sign up for our mailing list and receive research reports and other related news and updates from Muddy Waters Research. Muddy Water's report details its allegations and explains how it found unusual patterns among droves of GSX … Neither Muddy Waters Research nor any Muddy Waters Related Person (including Muddy Waters Capital) are offering, selling or buying any security to or from any person through this website or reports on this website. 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The failure of Muddy Waters Research or Muddy Waters Capital to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of this right or provision. Muddy Waters Research is an online research publication that produces due diligence-based reports on publicly traded securities, and Muddy Waters Capital LLC is an investment adviser registered with the … Sign up for our mailing list and receive research reports and other related news and updates from Muddy Waters Research. In no event shall Muddy Waters Research, Muddy Waters Capital or any Muddy Waters Related Persons be liable for any claims, losses, costs or damages of any kind, including direct, indirect, punitive, exemplary, incidental, special or, consequential damages, arising out of or in any way connected with any information on this website. Previously, GSX stated that the short report is confused and full of ignorance about its business. This website is owned by Muddy Waters Research. 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