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According to the complaint, Enphase is a global energy technology company that delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that manage solar generation, storage and communication on one intelligent platform. Enphase asserts that it revolutionized the solar industry with its microinverter technology, and that it produces a fully integrated solar-plus-storage solution.
The Class Period commences on February 26, 2019, when Enphase issued a press release on a Form 8-K with the SEC in which it announced Enphase’s financial results for the fourth quarter and year-ended 2018. In the press release, Enphase stated that for the fourth quarter of 2018 it had revenue of $92.3 million, an increase of 18% sequentially and an increase of 16% year-over-year. The press release further stated that Enphase’s non-GAAP gross margin was 30.7%, a decrease of 210 basis points from 32.8% in the third quarter. For the full year ended December 31, 2018, Enphase reported revenue of $316.159 million, with gross margins of 29.9%, up from $286.166 million and 19.6% for the year ended December 31, 2017.
The complaint alleges that, on June 17, 2020, analyst Prescience Point Capital Management (“Prescience Point”) published a report in which it wrote that “[a]t least $205.3m of ENPH’s reported FY19 US revenue is fabricated, and a significant portion of its international revenue is fabricated as well.” The report continued: “[m]ost, if not all, of the 2,080 Bps expansion in ENPH’s gross margin since Q2’17 is also fabricated,” and called on Enphase’s accountant, Deloitte, to “launch an in-depth investigation of EPNH’s accounting practices.” Prescience Point further called on “[r]egulatory and law enforcement agencies with subpoena power [to] launch a full investigation of the Company, its accounting, its disclosures and trading by insiders.”
Following this news, Enphase’s stock price fell by approximately 26% in one day, from its June 16, 2020 close of $52.76 per share to a June 17, 2020 close of $39.04 per share.
The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) its revenues, both U.S. and international, were inflated; (2) Enphase engaged in improper deferred revenue accounting practices; (3) Enphase’s reported basis point expansion in gross margins was overstated; and (4) as a result of the foregoing, the defendants’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
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