NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Fusion-io, Inc. ("Fusion-io" or the "Company") (NYSE: FIO) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Northern District of California, and docketed under 13-cv-05474, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Fusion-IO between August 10, 2012 and October 23, 2013 both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"). This class action seeks to recover damages against the Company and certain of its officers and directors as a result of alleged violations of the federal securities laws pursuant to Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.
If you are a shareholder who purchased Fusion-io securities during the Class Period, you have until January 21, 2014 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, x237. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.
Fusion-io is a computer hardware and software systems company that designs and manufactures memory storage solutions using flash memory technology.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: Defendants misrepresented to investors that the Company was a market leader in large-scale flash memory applications and was not facing any competitive pressure or risk from the commoditization of flash memory products. Defendants also issued unrealistic positive revenue guidance and misrepresented that the Company was able to anticipate the demand from its strategic customers based on its years of experience as their flash memory supplier. As a result of these misrepresentations, Fusion-io stock traded at artificially inflated prices during the Class Period.
On October 23, 2013, Fusion-io announced financial results from its first quarter of fiscal year 2014. The Company, in a statement, revoked its prior revenue guidance and announced that its expected gross margin in 2014 would fall significantly. The Company also announced that Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") Dennis Wolf and Chief Sales Officer James Dawson were leaving the Company. On this news, the share price of Fusion-io stock declined from $12.98 per share to $9.82 per share, or 24%, on October 23, 2013.
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Robert S. Willoughby
Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP
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