ATI Physical Therapy stock (NYSE: ATIP) plunged over 41% on Monday, July 26, after revising its 2021 forecast and reporting disappointing financial results for the second quarter of 2021.
On this news, ATI Physical Therapy’s stock dropped over 41% in intraday trading, causing harm to investors. If you invested in ATI Physical Therapy, you may have a claim.
ATIP Stock Drops Over 41% Following Disappointing Q2 2021 Financial Results
On July 26, 2021, ATI Physical Therapy, an Illinois-based company that provides outpatient physical therapy services, reported financial results for the second quarter of 2021 that indicated huge revenue misses. According to the Motley Fool, analysts had forecast that the company would report over $175 million in revenue for the second quarter of 2021. Instead, ATI reported just $164 million in revenue, with a $5.5 million pre-tax loss.
Further, ATI announced it was lowering its guidance for the rest of the 2021 fiscal year. The company’s projected revenue dropped from $731 million down to $640-670 million, and its projected adjusted EBITDA was slashed from $119 million to $60-70 million.
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SPACs Raise Billions in 2021 but Face Lawsuits and SEC Scrutiny
In June 2021, ATI Physical Therapy went public through merging with Fortress Value Acquisition Corp. II (“FVAC II”), becoming a “SPAC IPO.”
SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, are commonly known as “blank check” shell companies. SPACs provide an alternative to the traditional IPO process, and serve the primary purpose of raising investor proceeds to eventually acquire a private company. Investors typically buy into a SPAC before it announces, or even decides, which private company it will attempt to acquire.
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SPACs have recently come under SEC scrutiny and investor lawsuits against SPACs are on the rise. According to MarketWatch, many of these lawsuits allege SPAC directors failed to disclose sufficient information about the companies they intended to merge with.
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