Home Point Capital Inc. (HMPT) Made Misstatements in its IPO Offering Documents
According to the class action complaint asserting claims under the Securities Act of 1933, Home Point conducted its IPO on January 29, 2021, selling its stock at $13.00 per share for proceeds over $88 million. However, the offering documents were negligently prepared, contained untrue statements of material fact, and were misleading. Specifically, the offering documents failed to disclose: (i) Home Point’s aggressive expansion of its broker partners would dramatically increase the Company’s expenses; (ii) the mortgage industry was anticipating industry-wide decrease gain-on-sale margins as a result of rising interest rates in 2021 and Home Point would be subject to the same competitive pressure; and (iii) as such, the Company had overstated its business and financial prospects.
On May 6, 2021, Home Point issued a press release announcing its financial results for the first quarter of 2021. The Company reported revenue of $324.2 million, missing consensus estimates by $41.72 million. On this news, Home Point’s stock price fell over 17%, to close at $7.72 per share on May 6, 2021. The stock is now trading below $6.50.
If you purchased shares of Home Point Capital Inc. (HMPT) pursuant to the Company’s IPO, you have until August 20, 2021, to ask the court to appoint you lead plaintiff for the class.
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