NEW YORK, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) is investigating claims on behalf of investors of FTS International, Inc. ("FTS" or the "Company") (NYSE: FTSI), purportedly one of the largest providers of hydraulic fracturing services in North America. A complaint has been filed against the Company, certain officers and directors, and the underwriters of the Company's February 2018 initial public offering ("IPO") alleging that the Registration Statement and other offering documents for the IPO were materially false and misleading.
Pursuant to the IPO, FTS sold 22.4 million shares of common stock at $18 per share for gross proceeds of over $403 million.
According to the complaint, "the Company had temporarily inflated its total revenues leading up to the IPO by increasing revenues for services rendered to Chesapeake and other related parties by more than 3,650% as compared to 2016 and creating the false impression that this revenue increase was the result of a new commercial arrangement, thereby implying a long-term trend." Specifically, the Registration Statement represented that the Company was experiencing a "surge" in demand for its services due to recent increases in the prices of oil and natural gas.
According to the complaint and unknown to investors, at the time of the IPO FTS was facing several adverse trends, including that a glut of hydraulic fracturing companies had re-entered the market following the rise in oil and natural gas prices placing intense downward pressure on the price of the Company's services.
Since the IPO, the price of FTS's stock has substantially declined. By February 13, 2019, the price of FTS shares closed at $9.29 per share, nearly 50% below the IPO price of $18 per share.
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