RM LAW, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all persons or entities that purchased Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) (“Gridsum” or the “Company”) publicly traded securities between April 27, 2017 and April 20, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
Gridsum shareholders may, no later than June 25, 2018, move the Court for appointment as a lead plaintiff of the Class. If you purchased shares of Gridsum and would like to learn more about these claims or if you wish to discuss these matters and have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights, contact Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire toll-free at (844) 291-9299 or to sign up online, click here.
Gridsum is a holding company that designs and develops sophisticated data analysis software for multinational and domestic enterprises and government agencies in China. The Company offers software that allows customers to collect and analyze information that is collected, indexed, and stored in an organized manner.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Gridsum lacked effective internal control over financial reporting; (ii) consequently, Gridsum’s financial statements were inaccurate and misleading, and did not fairly present, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company; and (iii) as a result of the foregoing, Gridsum’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On April 23, 2018, Gridsum issued a press release entitled “Gridsum Reports Suspension of Audit Report on Financial Statements,” announcing that its “audit report for the Company’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2016 should no longer be relied upon.” According to the press release, Gridsum’s auditor identified certain issues in conducting its audit of Gridsum’s financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017. Those issues related to “certain revenue recognition, cash flow, cost, expense items, and their underlying documentation which [the auditor] had previously raised” with Gridsum.
On this news, Gridsum’s American Depositary Receipt price fell $1.17, or 16.04%, to close at $6.12 on April 23, 2018.
If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than June 25, 2018, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff of the class. A lead plaintiff is a representative party that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member’s claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Under certain circumstances, one or more class members may together serve as “lead plaintiff.” Your ability to share in any recovery is not, however, affected by the decision whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. You may retain RM LAW, P.C. or other counsel of your choice, to serve as your counsel in this action.