Under Fire: Dissecting the Words of Autonomy's Founder
Mike Lynch, the former CEO of Autonomy who is accused of masterminding the accounting fraud, has denied all charges.
In an interview on CNBC's "Closing Bell" Tuesday, Lynch said the HP allegations were "absolutely factually incorrect" and said the problems must've been due to "mismanagement" at the company after he left.
Lynch has appeared on CNBC on numerous occasions, discussing everything from how the company has benefited from regulation to why the stock went down even when earnings were in-line with expectations. Here's what he had to say in past appearances on CNBC.
US Companies More Positive than UK? — Mar. 12, 2010
US companies just seem more positive in their outlooks than UK companies, Lynch said in an interview with CNBC's "Strictly Money," but said that may just be a cultural difference. "We're not always there looking for the positives sometimes," he said of UK businesses.
Autonomy Benefits from New Regulations — Dec. 24, 2009
Autonomy, a British information-technology firm, jumped 60 percent in 2009. In this interview with CNBC, Lynch said Autonomy, which has a part of its business that specializes in helping firms deal with regulations, has benefited from new regulations and that he sees another three to four years of increased regulation.
Autonomy Earnings In Line, Confident on Year — Oct. 20, 2009
Autonomy delivered third-quarter 2009 earnings that hit analysts' target but the stock took a hit anyway. What did Lynch make of that? "I've given up trying to understand the stock movement related to the company!" Lynch said on CNBC, laughing. "The company is going incredibly well." He noted that the company had preannounced the results and said he has seen a pattern where, whenever the company reports results, the stock goes down for two weeks and then recovers. Lynch said he was confident about the company's performance for the year and that it was well-positioned to benefit from any upturn in the economy. He said the regulatory part of the business has done well through the downturn and that he expects the non-regulatory part of the business, which has performed in-line, to recover with the economy.