IRONNET, INC. SHAREHOLDERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECOVER THEIR INVESTMENT LOSSES
Bernstein Liebhard LLP announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired IronNet, Inc. (“IronNet” or the “Company”) (NYSE: IRNT) securities between September 15, 2021 and December 15, 2021, inclusive. The lawsuit seeks to recover IronNet shareholders’ investment losses.
If you purchased securities in IronNet, Inc. between September 15, 2021 and December 15, 2021, inclusive, and would like to discuss your legal rights and/or options, please click “Join Class Action” above.
IronNet designs and develops solutions for cyber-attacks. The Company offers IronDefense, a network traffic analysis platform that delivers scalable behavioral analysis and integrated packet-level cyber hunt to detect advanced threats, and IronDome, a collective defense solution that delivers machine-speed visibility of potential threat campaigns targeting participant industry peers. The Company also provides a suite of technologies that provide real-time threat assessment and updates, behavioral modeling, big data analytics, and proactive responses, as well as consulting and training programs to protect against current and emerging threats. IronNet’s security solutions include collective defense, network traffic analysis, and cyber assessment tools. The Company serves energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, defense, and public sector industries.
On August 27, 2021, IronNet became a publicly traded company via a merger (the “Merger”) with LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. (“LGL”), a blank check company otherwise known as a special purpose acquisition vehicle. In anticipation of the Merger vote, on August 10, 2021, IronNet updated its financial forecasts “[d]ue to shifts in the anticipated closing of several new customer contracts.” The Company forecasted fiscal year 2022 (“FY 2022”) (ended January 31, 2022) revenues of $43-$45 million and annual recurring revenue (“ARR”) of $75 million.
On September 14, 2021, after market close, defendants issued a press release entitled “IronNet Announces Fiscal Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results,” which announced disappointing revenue of $6.1 million for Q2 2022 (ended July 31, 2021) compared to $7.9 million for Q2 2021, which missed expectations by $1.3 million. However, IronNet also announced Q2 2022 ARR of $24.1 million compared to $19.5 million in Q2 2021 and reaffirmed its FY 2022 revenue guidance of $43-45 million and ARR guidance of $75 million. The Company’s stock price immediately skyrocketed 38%, or $8.81 per share, from a close of $23.32 per share on September 14, 2021 to a close of $32.13 per share on September 15, 2021. By September 16, 2021, IronNet’s stock price had doubled, reaching an intra-day high of $47.50 per share.
On December 15, 2021, after market close, Defendants issued a press release entitled “IronNet Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results,” in which they slashed IronNet’s FY 2022 guidance, which they announced shortly before the Merger vote and reaffirmed just three months earlier. On this news, the price of IronNet’s stock declined more than 31% to close at $4.66 per share on December 16, 2021.
Plaintiff alleges that Defendants’ statements were materially false and misleading when made because IronNet: (i) materially overstated its business and financial prospects; (ii) was unable to predict the timing of significant customer opportunities which constituted a substantial portion of its publicly-issued FY 2022 financial guidance; and (iii) had not established effective disclosure controls and procedures to reasonably ensure its public disclosures were timely, accurate, complete, and not otherwise misleading.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than June 21, 2022. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.
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