INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of PriceSmart, Inc. Investors (PSMT)


BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24PSMT&src=ctag" target="_blank"gt;$PSMTlt;/agt; lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/classaction?src=hash" target="_blank"gt;#classactionlt;/agt;–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has
been filed on behalf of investors who purchased PriceSmart, Inc.
(“PriceSmart” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PSMT)
securities between October 26, 2017 and October 25, 2018, inclusive
(the “Class Period”). PriceSmart investors have until July 22, 2019 to
file a lead plaintiff motion.

Investors suffering losses on their PriceSmart investments are
encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss
their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com.

On October 25, 2018, the Company disclosed poor operating results for
the fourth quarter and year ended August 31, 2018. The Company also
announced that its Chief Executive Officer had resigned, and also
disclosed that certain financial statements would be restated to correct
a balance sheet misclassification of certain assets.

On this news, PriceSmart’s share price fell $12.41, or more than 15%, to
close at $69.16 on October 26, 2018, thereby injuring investors.

The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the
Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading
statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about
the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically,
Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that the Company’s
omni-channel business strategy had failed to reach key operating goals;
(2) that the Company’s South America distribution strategy had failed to
realize key cost saving goals; (3) that the Company had invested
Trinidad and Tobago dollars into certificates of deposits with financial
institutions; (4) that these investments had been improperly classified
as cash and cash equivalents; (5) that the relevant corrections would
materially impact financial statements; (6) that there was a material
weakness in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting;
(7) that increasing competition negatively impacted the Company’s
revenue and profitability; and (8) 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.

If you purchased shares of PriceSmart, have information, would like to
learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this
announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters,
please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G.
Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by
telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com,
or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some
jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.


Law Offices of Howard G. Smith
Howard G. Smith, Esquire


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