According to the lawsuit, in the Offering documents and throughout the Class Period, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that:
- in 2020 and early 2021, Palantir’s government revenue and deal value had been temporarily inflated by short-term contracts that the Company had entered into in connection with government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and that the short-term boosts to the Company’s government revenue stream were not internally expected to continue after the relevant contracts ended;
- Palantir had failed to secure additional government contracts, including those purportedly tied to increased geopolitical instability or uncertainty, sufficient to offset the expected loss of the temporarily increased government revenue received by Palantir from contracts arising from government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic;
- the recent growth rate of Palantir’s government revenue and deal value was unsustainable and internally expected to decelerate and potentially even decline by the end of 2021;
- beginning at least by April 2021, in an attempt to offset expected declines in Palantir’s government business Palantir had artificially inflated its deal value, commercial client base, and short-term commercial client revenue by investing in largely non-viable businesses, consisting primarily of special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”, also called blank check companies) target companies, on the condition that these businesses enter into contracts for Palantir’s products and services purportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars;
- Palantir was unlikely to ever receive a substantial portion of the revenue contracted for under the Company’s SPAC investment strategy, as the involved companies were largely non-viable businesses unable to pay for Palantir’s products and services for the duration of the relevant contract periods;
- hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of Palantir’s investments in early stage companies made through the Company’s SPAC investment strategy were at a substantial, undisclosed risk of being written down;
- as a result, Palantir’s claim of greater than 30% annual revenue growth every year from 2021 to 2025 lacked a reasonable basis in fact and was not obtainable; and
- as a result, Palantir’s historical revenue, deal value, and client metrics and defendants’ statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading at all relevant times.
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