NEW YORK — Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Lightspeed Commerce, Inc. (“Lightspeed” or the “Company”) (NYSE: LSPD) and certain of its officers.
The class action, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and docketed under 21-cv-06365, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons and entities other than Defendants that purchased or otherwise acquired Lightspeed securities between September 11, 2020, and September 28, 2021, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), seeking to recover damages caused by Defendants’ violations of the federal securities laws and to pursue remedies under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, against the Company and sure of its top officials.
If you are a shareholder who purchased Lightspeed securities during the Class Period, you have until January 18, 2022, to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class.
To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll-free, Ext. 7980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and the number of shares purchased.
Lightspeed provides a commerce-enabling Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for small and midsize businesses, retailers, restaurants, and golf course operators in Canada, the United States, Germany, Australia, and internationally. The Company’s cloud platforms are designed with interrelated elements, such as omnichannel consumer experience, a comprehensive back-office operations management suite to improve customers’ efficiency and insight, and the facilitation of payments. Lightspeed’s platform functionalities include:
- Full omnichannel capabilities.
- Order-ahead and curbside pickup.
- Point of sale.
- Product and menu management.
- Employee and inventory management.
- Analytics and reporting.
- Multi-location connectivity.
- Customer management.
- Tailored financial solutions.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operations, and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants made false and misleading statements and failed to disclose that:
- Lightspeed had misrepresented the strength of its business by, among other things, overstating its customer count, gross transaction volume (“GTV”), and increase in Average Revenue Per User (“ARPU”), while concealing the Company’s declining organic growth and business deterioration.
- Lightspeed had overstated the benefits and value of the Company’s various acquisitions.
- Accordingly, the Company had overstated its financial position and prospects.
- As a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On September 29, 2021, market analyst Spruce Point Capital Management published a report regarding Lightspeed. Spruce Point also issued a press release summarizing its findings.
The summary stated, among other things, that “[e]vidence shows that Lightspeed massively inflated its business pre-IPO, overstating its customer count by 85% and gross transaction volume (‘GTV’) by 10% – a payment volume metric that a former employee described as ‘smoke and mirrors”; that there was “[e]vidence of declining organic growth and business deterioration through Lightspeed’s IPO, despite management’s claims that Average Revenue Per User (‘ARPU’) is increasing”; and that the Company’s “[r]ecent acquisition spree has come at escalating costs with no clear path to profitability, while management pursues aggressive revenue reporting practices.”
On this news, Lightspeed’s stock price fell $13.73 per share, or 12.2%, to close at $98.77 per share on September 29, 2021.
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