NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (“Pintec” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PT). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888-476-6529, ext. 7980.
The investigation concerns whether Pintec and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.
In October 2018, Pintec completed its initial public offering (“IPO”), selling more than 3.7 million American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) priced at $11.88 per share. On July 30, 2019, after the market closed, the Company filed its fiscal 2018 annual report, in which it restated previously disclosed financial results. Among other things, the Company reported net income of $315,000 for fiscal 2018, compared to its prior disclosure of $1.068 million net income.
Pintec also disclosed that there were material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting related to cash advances outside the normal course of business to Jimu Group, a related party, and to a non-routine loan financing transaction with a third-party entity, Plutux Labs. On this news, Pintec’s ADS price fell $0.53 per share, or more than 13%, over the following trading sessions, to close at $3.40 per share on August 5, 2019.
Then, on June 15, 2020, Pintec disclosed that it could not timely file its fiscal 2019 annual report and that it anticipated reporting a significant change in results of operations. Specifically, the Company disclosed that it “erroneously recorded revenue earned from certain technical service fee on a net basis” for fiscal 2017 and 2018. Moreover, Pintec “announced a net loss of RMB906.5 million in the full year of 2019 due to RMB890.7 million of provision for credit loss in amounts due from a related party, Jimu Group, and RMB200 million of impairment in prepayment for long-term investment.” Since the IPO, Pintec’s ADSs have closed as low as $0.47 per share, representing a decline of more than 96% from the IPO price.
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Robert S. Willoughby
888-476-6529 ext. 7980