SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / April 25, 2021 / Hagens Berman calls on the investors of XL Fleet Corp. (NYSE: XL) with significant losses urge you to file your losses now. A class action lawsuit for securities fraud has been filed and certain investors may have valuable claims.
Teaching time: October 2, 2020 – March 2, 2021
Lead plaintiff deadline: May 7, 2021
Contact an attorney now: XL@hbsslaw.com
XL Fleet Corp. Class-Action Lawsuit Against Securities Fraud (NYSE: XL):
The complaint alleges that: (1) XL’s sales pipelines were significantly inflated; (2) XL has grossly overrated its customer base; (3) XL’s technology was significantly overrated and did not provide customers with the cost savings shown. and (4) that XL does not have the supply chain and engineers to introduce new products within the advertised deadlines.
The truth emerged on March 3, 2021 when analyst Muddy Waters released a report titled XL “More SPAC Trash”. Based on interviews with former employees, Muddy Waters claimed that salespeople “have been pressured to significantly inflate their sales pipelines” and that “customer reorder rates are actually quite low due to” poor performance and regulatory issues “. The report also claimed that “at least 18 out of 33 customers XL presented were inactive”. Muddy Waters also claimed that XL has “weak technology” and that “XL’s announcement of future Class 7-8 upfits looks very promotional” because the task is “too technologically complex for XL engineers to meet the promised schedule”.
Then, on March 4, 2021, after XL issued a rejection, Muddy Waters criticized XL’s “wildcard response” and tweeted, “We spoke to a fleet manager for one of the companies XL brags about in its response. He said, MPG only gain ~ 10%, not 25%. He said it didn’t help driving the freeway. His company also bought at a deep discount. Tell me.
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In response, the company’s stock price fell $ 5.55, or 33%, over three trading days.
Then, on March 10, 2021, after XL issued a more detailed answer, Muddy Waters released another report noting that XL failed to deny important allegations, including (1) its inflated pipeline, (2) overrated customer base, and ( 3)) low reorder rates for customers.
Finally, on March 31, 2021, XL announced that its fourth quarter and fiscal 2020 financial results missed consensus expectations for the fourth quarter by nearly 10%. Additionally, XL projected revenue for the first quarter of 2021 to be just $ 1 million, or just over 90% less than the fourth quarter of 2020, and just under 1% of the total of $ 75 million for fiscal 2021 that the company previously made on November 12, 2020, and blamed the poor outlook for the chip shortage. Muddy Waters tweeted during the earnings call, “the Cannacord analyst asked after a 90% drop in sales in the first quarter. That doesn’t match chip-shortage issues he’s seen elsewhere.”
In response, the price of XL shares fell sharply over the counter.
“We’re focusing on investor losses and proving that XL misled investors by exaggerating the backlog,” said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner who led the investigation.
If you are an XL investor and are experiencing significant losses or have knowledge that may aid the company’s investigation, click here to discuss your legal rights with Hagens Berman.
Whistleblower: Individuals with nonpublic information about XL Fleet should review their options to help with the investigation or to use the SEC’s whistleblower program. Under the new program, whistleblowers who provide original information can receive rewards of up to 30 percent for each successful SEC recovery. Further information is available from Reed Kathrein at 844-916-0895 or send an email to XL@hbsslaw.com.
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Reed Kathrein, 844-916-0895
SOURCE: Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
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