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According to the complaint, Pivotal, together with its subsidiaries, provides a cloud-native application platform and services in the United States. Pivotal’s cloud-native platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (“PCF”), purportedly accelerates and streamlines software development by reducing the complexity of building, deploying, and operating cloud-native and modern applications. Pivotal also purportedly enables its customers to accelerate their adoption of a modern software development process and their business success using its platform through its strategic services, Pivotal Labs (“Labs”). Pivotal markets and sells PCF and Labs through its sales force and ecosystem partners.
In April 2018, Pivotal commenced the IPO, issuing over 42 million shares of Pivotal common stock to the investing public at $15.00 per share, all pursuant to the Registration Statement, raising more than $638 million in gross proceeds.
According to the complaint, on June 4, 2019, post-market, Pivotal reported its financial and operating results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, advising investors that “sales execution and a complex technology landscape impacted the quarter.” Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives called the quarter a “train wreck” and characterized Pivotal’s operating results as “disastrous,” asserting that Pivotal’s “management team does not have a handle on the underlying issues negatively impacting its sales cycles and the activity in the field which gives us concern that this quarter will be the start of some ‘dark days ahead’ for Pivotal (and its investors).” Following this news, Pivotal’s stock price fell $7.65 per share, or over 40%, to close at $10.89 per share on June 5, 2019.
The complaint alleges that, in the Registration Statement and throughout the Class Period, the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Pivotal was facing major problems with its sales execution and a complex technology landscape; (ii) the foregoing headwinds resulted in deferred sales, lengthening sales cycles, and diminished growth as its customers and the industry’s sentiment shifted away from Pivotal’s principal products because Pivotal’s products were outdated, inadequate, and incompatible with the industry-standard platform; and (iii) as a result, Pivotal’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
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