Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) Investor Securities Class Action Lawsuit 09/05/2019

If you purchased a significant amount of shares of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) between May 10, 2018 and September 4, 2019, and / or if you purchased any NYSE: MDP shares prior to May 2018 and continue to hold any of those shares, you have certain options and for certain investors are short and strict deadlines running. Deadline: November 6, 2019. NYSE: MDP investors should contact the Shareholders Foundation, Inc.

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Company Name(s): 
Meredith
Case Name: 
Meredith Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit 09/05/2019
Case Status: 
Lawsuit Filed
Affected Securities
NYSE: MDP
Lawsuit Overview
Type of Lawsuit: 
Shareholder Class Action
Date Filed: 
09/05/2019
Class Period Begin: 
05/10/2018
Class Period End: 
09/04/2019
Court of Filing: 
U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Deadline To File for Lead: 
11/06/2019
Summary: 

An investor in shares of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York over alleged violations of Federal Securities Laws by Meredith Corporation in connection with certain allegedly false and misleading statements made between May 10, 2018 and September 4, 2019.

Des Moines, IA based Meredith Corporation operates as a diversified media company in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

On September 5, 2019, Meredith Corporation reported its fourth quarter and full year results. Meredith Corporation reported that its Total Revenue rose from over $2.24 billion for the 12 months period that ended on June 30, 2018 to over $3.18 billion for the 12 months period that ended on June 30, 2019 and that its Net Income declined from $99.4 million to $46.3 million over those respective time periods. Meredith Corporation also stated that it expected fiscal 2020 adjusted EBITDA in the range of $640 million to $675 million, which is well below analysts’ expectations of $793 million. Meredith Corporation planned to increase spending to improve operations of Time, Inc., which the Company had acquired in January 2018, because the business was not as profitable as expected.

Shares of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) declined from $71.85 per share in December 2017 to as low as $31.43 per share on September 5, 2019.

According to the complaint the plaintiff alleges on behalf of purchasers of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) common shares between May 10, 2018 and September 4, 2019, that the defendants violated Federal Securities Laws. More specifically, the plaintiff claims that between May 10, 2018 and September 4, 2019, the Defendants failed to disclose to investors the Time, Inc. acquisition was not as profitable as the Company had claimed, that the Company would incur additional costs for strategic investments to improve the Time business, that, as a result, the Company’s earnings would be materially and adversely impacted, and that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects, were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.