|Company name||Groupon, Inc.|
|Status||Class Action Complaint Filed|
NEW YORK, May 20, 2020–Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm, announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of investors that purchased Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) securities between November 4, 2019 and February 28, 2020 (the “Class Period”). Investors have until June 29, 2020 to apply to the Court to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit.
On February 18, 2020, Groupon reported fourth quarter 2019 sales of $612.3 million, a nearly 23% decline over the prior year period. The Company’s adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2019 was reported at $227.2 million, a significant miss from its November 2019 forecast of $270 million. Groupon also announced a “transformational plan to exit Goods” in North America by the third quarter and globally by the end of the year.
On this news, the Company’s share price fell $1.35, or over 44%, to close at $1.70 per share on February 19, 2020.
The complaint, filed on April 28, 2020, alleges that throughout the Class Period defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that the Company was experiencing fewer customer engagements in its Goods category; (2) that Groupon relied on its Goods category to drive its sales, especially during the holiday season; (3) that, as a result of the foregoing, the Company was likely to experience reduced sales; and (4) that, as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects, were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
If you purchased Groupon shares during the Class Period and suffered a loss, are a long-term stockholder, have information, would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Melissa Fortunato or Marion Passmore by email at email@example.com, telephone at (212) 355-4648, or by filling out the contact form below. There is no cost or obligation to you.