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According to the complaint, AZZ is a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, refining and industrial markets. It has two distinct operating segments: the Energy Segment and Galvanizing Segment.
The Class Period commences on April 22, 2015, when AZZ filed a Form 10-K with the SEC for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2015.
The complaint alleges that on January 9, 2018, before the markets opened, the company issued a press release and filed the same on Form 8-K with the SEC, entitled “AZZ Inc to Review Accounting Methodology Resulting in a Delay of the Issuance of its Fiscal Year 2018 Third Quarter Form 10-Q. AZZ Inc. Updates Guidance for Fiscal 2018 Revenue and Earnings per Share.” The January 9, 2018 press release showed that the company’s statements concerning the evaluation of new revenue recognition standards over two-and-a-half years had been inaccurate.
Following this news, AZZ’s share price fell 6.2% to close at $47.50 on January 9, 2018, down from a close of $50.64 on January 8, 2018.
The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose (i) that the company misstated revenues for its Energy Segment for the duration of the Class Period; (ii) that the company had failed to report revenues in compliance with FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification 605-35-25-92, which says that “the completed contract method may be used as an entity’s basic accounting policy in circumstances in which financial position and results of operations would not vary materially from those resulting from use of the percentage-of completion method (for example, in circumstances in which an entity has primarily short-term contracts),” (iii) that the company lacked adequate internal controls over financial reporting; (iv) that its purported efforts – over more than two years – to evaluate revenue recognition standards had been an apparent failure; and that (v) as a result of the foregoing, AZZ’s publicly disseminated financial statements were materially false and misleading.
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