SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 21, 2022 / Hagens Berman urges Bird Global, Inc. (NYSE:BRDS) investors who suffered significant losses to submit your losses now.
Class Period: May 14, 2021 - Nov. 14, 2022
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Jan. 17, 2023
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Bird Global, Inc. (NYSE:BRDS) Securities Fraud Class Action:
The litigation challenges Bird's reported financial results and accounting for its primary source of revenues - namely, from Bird's Sharing business - whereby customers generally pay for rides from their preloaded wallet balances on a per-ride basis, and revenue is recognized at the completion of the ride.
According to the complaint, Defendants failed to disclose that: (1) Bird was improperly recording Sharing revenue for certain trips by its customers when collection was not probable; (2) as such, Bird was overstating its Sharing revenue for the relevant quarters and fiscal year during the Class Period; (3) Bird failed to disclose that its internal controls were not effective as they relate to calculating Sharing revenue; and, (4) as a result, Bird would need to restate its previously disclosed Sharing revenue.
Investors learned the truth on Nov. 14, 2022, when Bird announced that investors should no longer rely on the company's audited financial statements for the years ended Dec. 31, 2021 and 2020, its quarterly financial statements within those years, or on its financial statements for the quarters ended March 31 and June 30, 2022. The company admitted it improperly recorded Sharing revenues for those periods when collectability was not probable, and further admitted that it recorded revenues for customers with insufficient pre-loaded wallet balances.
This news drove the price of Bird shares crashing 15% lower that day.
"We're focused on investors' losses and proving Bird cooked its books," said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner leading the investigation.
If you invested in Bird and have significant losses, or have knowledge that may assist the firm's investigation, click here to discuss your legal rights with Hagens Berman.
Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding Bird should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 844-916-0895 or email [email protected].
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Reed Kathrein, 844-916-0895
SOURCE: Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP