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LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc. Announces it Will Restate Previously Issued Financial Statements as of and For Each of the First Three Quarterly Periods in 2021

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LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc.
LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, May 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMPX) (“LMP” or the “Company”), an e-commerce and facilities-based automotive retailer in the United States, today announced that it plans to restate previously issued financial statements as of and for each of the first three quarterly periods in 2021 to correct certain accounting items.

On May 16, 2022, management of LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc. and the audit committee of the Company’s board of directors concluded that the Company’s previously issued condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the quarters ended March 31, 2021, June 30, 2021, and September 30, 2021 are required to be restated and should no longer be relied upon primarily due to the following errors: (i) the improper identification and elimination of intercompany transactions, (ii) incorrect estimates of chargeback reserves for finance and insurance products, and (iii) certain financial statement misclassifications impacting various balance sheet and income statement financial statement captions in the Relevant Periods.

The aggregate effects are currently estimated to be the following:

  • An approximate decrease in total revenues and total cost of sales as follows:

      • $10 to $15 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021

      • $4 to $8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021

      • $500 thousand to $1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021

  • Gross profit and net income for the Relevant Periods are not expected to be materially impacted.

  • Certain balance sheet captions for certain of the Relevant Periods, including accounts payable, other non-current liabilities, and other current assets, are expected to be materially impacted.

  • Total assets and total liabilities for the Relevant Periods are not expected to be materially impacted.

The expected changes do not affect compliance with the financial covenants contained in the Company’s outstanding debt instruments or compliance with any other agreement of the Company or its subsidiaries.

As such, the Company will restate its financial statements for the Relevant Periods in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 (the “2021 10-K”). The Company’s management has concluded that in light of the misstatements described above, material weaknesses exist in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. The Company’s planned remediation with respect to such material weaknesses will be described in more detail in the 2021 10-K.

The Company’s management and the Audit Committee have discussed the matters disclosed in this Current Report on Form 8-K with its independent registered public accounting firm.

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss these financial results when it ascertains a definitive filing date.

ABOUT LMP AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS, INC.

LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMPX) is a growth company with a long-term plan to profitably consolidate and partner with automotive dealership groups in the United States. We offer a wide array of products and services fulfilling the entire vehicle ownership lifecycle, including new and used vehicles, finance and insurance products and automotive repair and maintenance.

Our proprietary e-commerce technology and strategy are designed to disrupt the industry by leveraging our experienced teams, growing selection of owned inventories and physical logistics network. We seek to provide customers with a seamless experience both online and in person. Our physical logistics network enables us to provide convenient free delivery points for customers and provide services throughout the entire ownership life cycle. We use digital technologies to lower our customer acquisition costs, achieve operational efficiencies and generate additional revenues. Our unique growth model generates significant cash flows, which funds our innovation and expansion into new geographical markets, along with strategically building out dealership networks, creating personal transportation solutions that consumers desire.

Investor Relations:

LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc.
500 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1900
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
investors@lmpah.com

For more information visit: 
https://lmpmotors.com/

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