|By PR Newswire||
|March 28, 2014 09:06 PM EDT||
PHILADELPHIA, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC is investigating claims on behalf of investors who purchased: (1) Global Geophysical Services, Inc. common stock ("Global" or the "Company") (NYSE:GGS) between April 21, 2010 and February 18, 2014, inclusive ("Class Period") for violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and (2) Global Series A preferred stock (NYSE:GGS-PA) in or traceable to Global's December 3, 2013 Registration Statement for violation of Sections 11 and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933. The investigation concerns whether Global and certain of its officers disseminated material false and/or misleading information in financial statements publicly disseminated in violation of the federal securities laws.
Global is a Texas corporation headquartered in Missouri City, Texas. Global and its subsidiaries purport to provide an integrated suite of seismic data solutions to the oil and gas industry worldwide. The Company states that its seismic data solutions consist primarily include seismic data acquisition, microseismic monitoring, data processing and interpretation services, which deliver data that enables the creation of high resolution images of the Earth's subsurface, and reveal complex structural and stratigraphic details.
During the Class Period, Defendants allegedly made false and/or misleading statements, and failed to disclose that; (i) for years 2009, 2010, 2011 2012 and the first three quarters of 2013, the Company's financial statements contained material misstatements that require restatement; (ii) the Company improperly recognized revenues during the relevant period; (iii) there were material weaknesses in the internal controls of the Company; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at the time they were issued and during the Class Period..
The accounting errors to be addressed in the restatements relate primarily to the following: (a) misapplication of a method of revenue recognition for certain contracts in the Latin America region, resulting in misallocation of revenue and costs between periods; (b) research and development costs that were inappropriately capitalized rather than expensed; (c) unrecorded sales and use tax liabilities; (d) unrecorded gains associated with insurance proceeds received in excess of the net book value of the insured assets during the third quarter of 2013; and (e) unrecorded stock based compensation expense associated with performance units granted during the third quarter of 2013.
On March 17, 2014, the Company issued a press release announcing that its financial statements and related auditor reports for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009, and the first, second and third quarters of 2013 should no longer be relied upon because of accounting errors resulting from material weaknesses in the Company's internal controls. Global further announced that it would conduct a thorough review of its financial statements from the foregoing years, and restate its consolidated financial statements from 2011 onward, as well as selected financial data for the 2009 and 2010 fiscal years in its 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
On this news, shares of Global fell from $0.71 to $0.46 per share, or more than 60%, on unusually heavy trading volume, on March 18, 2014.
If you have any information on the ineffectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting or the restatement or you wish to discuss your rights related to a loss in your investment in Global, please contact Eduardo A. Texidor, Jr. at [email protected] or, toll free, at 1-888-375-7600. For those investors inquiring via email, please be sure to include "Global Geophysical Services" in the subject line, the number of shares purchased, and your mailing address and telephone number.
Since 1973, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC has been recognized as one of the premier trial law firms in the country. The firm has extensive experience in prosecuting securities litigation involving violations of the federal securities laws, state law derivative actions and mergers and acquisitions cases, representing institutional investors such as public pension plans and union pension funds as well as individual shareholders suffering substantial investment losses due to corporate misconduct. LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® annually reports Cohen, Placitella & Roth's peer rating-the highest AV® - "a testament to professional excellence." Since the inauguration of its "Best Law Firms"' edition in 2010, U.S. News and World Report has annually listed Cohen, Placitella & Roth's as one of the top-tier class action law firms in the country.
SOURCE Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., will discuss how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advanta...
Mar. 25, 2017 07:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,512
SYS-CON Events announced today that Loom Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 2015, Loom Systems delivers an advanced AI solution to predict and prevent problems in the digital business. Loom stands alone in the industry as an AI analysis platform requiring no prior math knowledge from operators, leveraging the existing staff to succeed in the digital era. With offices in S...
Mar. 25, 2017 06:45 AM EDT Reads: 995
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
Mar. 25, 2017 06:45 AM EDT Reads: 675
SYS-CON Events announced today that HTBase will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. HTBase (Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor) delivers a Composable IT infrastructure solution architected for agility and increased efficiency. It turns compute, storage, and fabric into fluid pools of resources that are easily composed and re-composed to meet each application’s needs. With HTBase, companies can quickly prov...
Mar. 25, 2017 06:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,657
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
Mar. 25, 2017 06:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,461
What if you could build a web application that could support true web-scale traffic without having to ever provision or manage a single server? Sounds magical, and it is! In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Munns, Senior Developer Advocate for Serverless Applications at Amazon Web Services, will show how to build a serverless website that scales automatically using services like AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon S3. We will review several frameworks that can help you build serverle...
Mar. 25, 2017 06:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,581
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Mar. 25, 2017 05:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,339
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership abi...
Mar. 25, 2017 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,825
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transi...
Mar. 25, 2017 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,927
After more than five years of DevOps, definitions are evolving, boundaries are expanding, ‘unicorns’ are no longer rare, enterprises are on board, and pundits are moving on. Can we now look at an evolution of DevOps? Should we? Is the foundation of DevOps ‘done’, or is there still too much left to do? What is mature, and what is still missing? What does the next 5 years of DevOps look like? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by DevOps Summit Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists l...
Mar. 25, 2017 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,619
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Mar. 25, 2017 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,662
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Mar. 25, 2017 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,790
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Mar. 25, 2017 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,437
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Mar. 25, 2017 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,586
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
Mar. 25, 2017 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 511