Securities fraud class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors in the securities of Super Micro Computer, Inc. (“Super Micro” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SMCI). If you purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Super Micro between August 5, 2016 and January 30, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”), you may move the court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than April 9, 2018.
You may retain Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, or other attorneys, as your counsel in the actions. Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ law firms, Lieff Cabraser is committed to safeguarding the rights of investors and upholding the integrity of the market. We have significant experience and a successful track record of representing institutional and individual investors in securities and financial fraud litigation.
Super Micro investors may choose to have Lieff Cabraser review their claim by completing the contact form below. You can also call Sharon M. Lee of Lieff Cabraser at 1-800-541-7358 to discuss the litigation.
Background on the Super Micro Securities Class Litigation
Super Micro is a San-Jose, California-based Company that designs, develops, manufactures, and sells server solutions.
The action alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Super Micro’s financial statements contained erroneous accounting, including errors regarding at least one of the Company’s sales transactions; (2) accordingly, Super Micro’s internal controls were not effective; and (3) the Company would not be able to timely review and evaluate the impact of these issues on their past financial statements.
On August 29, 2017, after the market closed, Super Micro reported that the Company was “not in a position” to timely file its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, and that it would need additional time “to compile and analyze certain information and documentation and complete preparation of its financial statements.” On this news, the price of Super Micro shares declined $1.35, or 4.96% from a previous close of $27.20 per share on August 29, 2017, to close at $25.85 on August 30, 2017, on highly elevated trading volume.
On October 26, 2017, after market close, Super Micro announced a continued delay in filing the 10-K, stating that a particular sales transaction “was subject to additional inquiry and review.” The Company stated that the transaction “was originally recorded as revenue during the quarter ended December 31, 2016. However, prior to review by the Company’s independent auditors and prior to the Company’s public announcement of its results for the quarter, the recognition of revenue was reversed and the revenue was subsequently recognized in the quarter ended March 31, 2017.” On this news, the price of Super Micro shares fell $1.23, or 5.65% from a closing price of $21.70 per share on October 26, 2017, to close at $20.48 on October 27, 2017, on extremely heavy trading volume.
On January 30, 2018, after market close, Super Micro announced that its Audit Committee had completed its investigation, but that more time was needed “to analyze the impact, if any, of the results of the investigation on the Company’s historical financial statements” and so the Company would still not yet be able to file its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. The same day, Super Micro announced the resignations of Howard Hideshima, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Phidias Chou, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, and Wally Liaw, Senior Vice President of International Sales. On this news, the price of Super Micro shares dropped $1.82, or 7.38% from a previous closing price of $24.65 on January 30, 2018, to close at $22.83 on January 31, 2018, on elevated trading volume.
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