NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Astec Industries, Inc. (“Astec” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ASTE). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888-476-6529, ext. 7980.
The investigation concerns whether Astec and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.
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On November 1, 2023, Astec announced disappointing results for its third quarter (“Q3”) of 2023, including a non-GAAP loss-per-share of $0.01, missing consensus estimates by $0.63, and revenue of $303.1 million, missing consensus estimates by $29.67 million and representing a 3.8% year-over-year decline. Astec disclosed that its disappointing Q3 earnings performance was “largely due to a litigation loss contingency of $6.4 million involving equipment sold in 2017 [that] negatively impacted diluted EPS and Adjusted EPS by $0.28”. Commenting on these results, Astec’s Chief Executive Officer Jaco van der Merwe also noted that “[s]olid operating performance in [Q3] was masked by a $6.4 million litigation loss contingency in the Materials Solutions group.”
On this news, Astec’s stock price fell $8.89 per share, or 22.2%, to close at $31.15 per share on November 1, 2023.
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Robert S. Willoughby
888-476-6529 ext. 7980
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