Securities Class Action Investigation On Behalf Of Investors Of Höegh LNG Partners LP
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is investigating whether Höegh LNG Partners LP (“Höegh” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HMLP) violated federal securities laws.
The investigation concerns whether Höegh made false and/or misleading statements to investors about its financial condition.
On July 27, 2021, Höegh “. . . announced that its Board of Directors . . . reduced [Höegh’s] quarterly cash distribution to $0.01 per common unit, down from a distribution of $0.44 per common unit in the first quarter of 2021, commencing with the distribution for the second quarter of 2021 payable on August 13, 2021 to common unitholders of record as of the close of business on August 6, 2021.”
The Company stated that it “. . . needs to conserve its internally generated cash flows to resolve issues related to the ongoing refinancing of the PGN FSRU Lampung credit facility as described below. [Höegh] thereafter expects to use its internally generated cash flow to reduce debt levels and strengthen its balance sheet.”
Höegh also reported that it “. . . received notice from Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd that the revolving credit line of $85 million will not be extended when it matures on January 1, 2023, and that Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd will have very limited capacity to extend any additional advances to [Höegh] beyond what is currently drawn under the facility. In addition, following the consummation of an amalgamation by Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd which closed on May 4, 2021, some provisions of the omnibus agreement entered into in connection with the IPO, terminated in accordance with their terms. With these recent changes, [Höegh’s] liquidity and financial flexibility will be reduced. In light of these factors, as well as current conditions in the FSRU market, which may heighten re-contracting risk, the Board of Directors believes that [Höegh] should use its internally generated cash flow to reduce debt levels and strengthen its balance sheet.” [Emphasis added.]
On this news, Höegh’s stock price dropped $11.57 per share, or approximately 65%, thereby injuring investors.