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Vroom operates an end-to-end ecommerce platform that sells fully reconditioned vehicles. It purports to offer an “exceptional ecommerce experience” that provides customers with transparent pricing, real-time financing, and nationwide contact-free delivery.
The Class Period commences on June 9, 2020, when Vroom filed the prospectus for its initial public offering (“IPO”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on a Form 424B4, which incorporated and formed part of the registration statement for the IPO.
On September 8, 2020, Vroom filed with the SEC a registration statement on a Form S-1 for a follow-on stock offering, in which Vroom sold 10.8 million shares of stock at $54.50 per share for nearly $590 million in gross offering proceeds (the “Secondary Offering”). On September 11, 2020, Vroom filed the prospectus for the Secondary Offering with the SEC on a Form 424B4, which formed part of and incorporated the registration statement for the Secondary Offering.
According to the complaint, on March 3, 2021, Vroom announced its fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results. Therein, Vroom reported that fourth quarter “Ecommerce Vehicle gross profit per unit decreased 13.1% to $878, driven primarily by lower sales margins, partially offset by improvements in inbound logistics and reconditioning costs per unit.” Vroom also reported that for the fourth quarter, its “[n]et loss increased 41.9% to $60.7 million.” During the accompanying earnings call, the defendants revealed that Vroom was suffering from serious sales and support bottlenecks which had severely constrained Vroom’s growth and profits per vehicle. Following this news, Vroom’s stock price fell $12.29 per share, or 27.9%, to close at $31.61 per share on March 4, 2021.
The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Vroom was unable to sell a significant portion of existing inventory as a result of inadequate sales personnel and overreliance on third-party sales support; (ii) Vroom’s lack of adequate sales and support staff had resulted in severe growth constraints, degraded customer experience, lost sales opportunities and a greater than 10% increase in average days to sale for Vroom products; (iii) Vroom had been forced to mark down and liquidate existing inventory at fire sale prices; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, the defendants’ positive statements about Vroom’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
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