Riskified Ltd. Stock News: Robbins LLP Is Investigating Riskified Ltd. (RSKD) on Behalf of Shareholders
Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP is investigating Riskified Ltd. (NYSE: RSKD) and its officers and directors to determine whether they breached their fiduciary duties and violated securities laws in connection with the Company's initial public offering ("IPO"). Riskified is an eCommerce risk management platform that uses machine learning to identify fraud.
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What is this Case About: According to a complaint filed against Riskified, leading up to its IPO, Riskified claimed it was experiencing tremendous growth, stating that its revenue grew 55% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020. Further, Riskified stated that its GMV grew 77%, gross profits grew 65%, and adjusted EBITDA went from a $3.1 million loss to a $296,000 loss from the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021. Based on these facts, on July 28, 2021, the Company sold 20.125 million Class A ordinary shares at $21 per share, generating over $422 millionin gross proceeds.
However, defendants failed to disclose certain known facts at the time of the IPO. Specifically, Riskified failed to disclose that as it expanded its user base, the quality of its machine learning platform deteriorated (rather than improve as represented in the Registration Statement) because of inaccuracies in the algorithms associated with onboarding new merchants and entering new locations and industries. Further, the Company failed to disclose that it had entered into industries with relatively high rates of fraud in which it had little experience, and this expansion negatively impacted the effectiveness of the Company's machine learning platform. As a result, Riskified was suffering from materially higher chargebacks and cost of revenue and depressed gross profits and gross profit margins during the third fiscal quarter of 2021.
Following the IPO, Riskified experienced a decline in revenue growth, GMV growth, and gross profit margins, while experiencing an increase in cost of revenue due mainly to an increase in chargeback expenses. At the time of the filing of the complaint, Riskified Class A shares traded below $6 per share, more than 70% below the IPO price.
Next Steps: If you acquired shares of Riskified Ltd. (RSKD) pursuant to the Company's July 2021 IPO, you have legal options. Contact Robbins LLP for more information.
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