NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP ("Robbins Geller") (http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/nimble/) today announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of purchasers of Nimble Storage, Inc. ("Nimble Storage") (NYSE: NMBL) common stock during the period between May 27, 2015 and November 19, 2015 (the "Class Period").
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than 60 days from today. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact plaintiff's counsel, Samuel H. Rudman or Mario Alba, Jr. of Robbins Geller at 800/449-4900 or 619/231-1058, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you are a member of this class, you can view a copy of the complaint as filed or join this class action online at http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/nimble/. Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.
The complaint charges Nimble Storage and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Nimble Storage provides flash-optimized storage platforms that enable the consolidation of all workloads and eliminate storage silos by providing enterprises with improvements in application performance and storage capacity.
The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants issued false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse material information regarding the Company's business and prospects, including that Nimble Storage was being negatively impacted by intense competition from well-entrenched, large competitors who were slashing prices in order to maintain market share, that Nimble Storage had made a conscious decision to focus its sales and marketing efforts towards the large enterprises market and to reduce sales efforts in the U.S. commercial market, and that due to this change in sales strategy and the intense price competition, Nimble Storage was losing sales in both sales channels. As a result of these false statements and/or omissions, Nimble Storage stock traded at artificially inflated prices during the Class Period, reaching as high as $31.60 per share, and enabling certain Company insiders to collectively sell more than 1.12 million shares of their personally held Nimble Storage common stock at artificially inflated prices for gross proceeds in excess of $31.4 million.
Then on November 19, 2015, Nimble Storage announced fiscal 2016 third quarter financial results, reporting total revenue of $80.7 million, non-GAAP gross margin of 66.9%, a non-GAAP operating loss of $10.8 million, or negative 13% of revenue, and a GAAP net loss of $28.6 million, or $0.36 per basic and diluted share. The defendants attributed the disappointing results to the shift in the Company's "investment from commercial to enterprise business," which "impacted [the Company's] commercial revenue growth more than . . . anticipated," and its "enterprise investments . . . taking longer to become fully productive." On this news, the price of Nimble Storage common stock fell $10.34 per share, or 51%, to close at $10.05 per share on November 20, 2015.
Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers of Nimble Storage common stock during the Class Period (the "Class"). The plaintiff is represented by Robbins Geller, which has extensive experience in prosecuting investor class actions including actions involving financial fraud.
Robbins Geller, with 200 lawyers in ten offices, represents U.S. and international institutional investors in contingency-based securities and corporate litigation. The firm has obtained many of the largest securities class action recoveries in history and was ranked first in both the amount and number of shareholder class action recoveries in ISS's SCAS Top 50 report for 2014. Please visit http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/nimble/ for more information.
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