According to the law firm press release, InnerWorkings provides print procurement solutions to corporate clients in the United States. The Company utilizes its proprietary software applications and database to create solutions that store, analyze, and track the production capabilities of supplier networks, as well as quote and price data for bids and print jobs.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company inflated its revenues in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; (2) the Company artificially inflated its cash flows and adjusted EBITDA; and (3) as a result of the foregoing, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On April 16, 2013, after the market closed, the Company revised its full year 2013 guidance due to a reduction of work orders by a large retail client. On this news, InnerWorkings securities declined $3.55 per share or more than 25%, to close at $10.48 per share on April 17, 2013.
On April 30, 2013, Prescience Point Research Group ("Prescience") published an analyst report with a "Strong Sell" recommendation, alleging among other things, that the Company was inflating its revenues by misapplying gross revenue and net accounting. On this news, InnerWorkings securities declined an additional $0.33 per share or more than 3%, to close at $10.07 per share on April 30, 2013.
On November 6, 2013, the Company announced lower than expected earnings per share, primarily due to issues with its Production Graphics division. On this news, the Company's shares fell $3.85 per share to $5.64, or over 40%, on November 6, 2013.
On February 18, 2014, the Company announced that it would need to restate its financial statements for all periods extending to the fourth quarter of 2011 through the third quarter of 2013.
On May 9, 2014, the Court appointed lead plaintiff and approved the selection of lead counsel. Lead Plaintiff filed an amended complaint on July 28.
On May 11, 2016, the parties filed a Stipulation of Settlement. This Settlement was preliminarily approved by the Court on May 25. The Settlement was granted final approval and this case was dismissed on November 2.