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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Vertex Energy, Inc. - VTNR

NEW YORK, March 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Vertex Energy, Inc. (“Vertex” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VTNR).   Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at or 888-476-6529, ext. 7980.

The investigation concerns whether Vertex and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices. 

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On August 9, 2022, Vertex reported its second quarter 2022 earnings and held an earnings conference call for analysts and investors.  In the earnings release and on the call, Vertex disclosed that it had incurred massive losses at its Mobile, Alabama oil refinery during the second quarter of 2022, announcing a net loss for the Company of $63.8 million.  Vertex also announced that adjusted EBITDA for the Mobile refinery, even after adjusting for certain incurred losses, was only $63.6 million, compared to the guidance given just three months prior for EBITDA of $120-$130 million in the second quarter, a total shortfall of 50%.  Vertex also withdrew its financial guidance for the remainder of fiscal year 2022 and fiscal year 2023. 

On this news, Vertex’s stock price fell $6.18 per share, or 44.21%, to close at $7.80 per share on August 9, 2022.

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