Tintri lays off 10 percent of staff

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Tintri lays off 10 percent of staff

All-flash storage array vendor Tintri is facing investor lawsuits and is in the process of laying off over 10 percent of its workforce following its first quarterly financial report since going public.

At least 12 law firms announced investigations against Tintri or filings of securities actions between 9 September and 20 September; these followed the company's quarterly results, reported 7 September, that covered its second fiscal quarter of 2018, which ended 31 July.

Tintri reported quarterly revenue of US$34.9 million, up 27 percent over its second fiscal quarter 2017 revenue. The company also reported a GAAP net loss of US$25.3 million, which was basically flat with the US$25.7 million net loss it reported the previous year.

Before going public, Tintri's last round of financing, which closed in August of 2015, brought the company US$125 million. That gave Tintri a total funding of US$260 million. The company's cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled US$80.6 million as of 31 July, up from US$48 million as of 31 January, the company said.

Tintri early this week sent an internal email from company chairman and CEO Ken Klein, a copy of which was viewed by CRN USA, to employees about the need to take "the difficult action to reduce the size of our organisation."

"While painful, this was done to align our cost structure with our growth – part of a commitment to our board of directors and investors, and a means to stay on our planned path to profitability," Klein said in the email.

A Tintri spokesperson last night confirmed that the company is laying off over 10 percent of its workforce.

"On Sept 7, 2017, during its earnings call, Tintri committed to streamline its core business and reduce operating expenses. To support this initiative Tintri will be reducing headcount across a number of areas of the business through September 2017. This figure is a little more than 10 percent of the company’s global workforce," a company spokesperson wrote in an email to CRN. 

Tintri declined to discuss the investor lawsuits.

Tintri went public on 30 June after a slight delay during which it cut its IPO price from the expected $10.50 to $12.50 per share to $7.00 to $8.00 per share. The company's stock price stayed in the $5 to $7 range but fell sharply to the $3 range following its 7 September earnings call.

This article originally appeared at crn.com

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