ESPN | SportsBusiness Journal | August 30, 2018 08:48:50 Zyngas stock dropped to $1.03 Wednesday following the company’s earnings report and comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The stock fell $1,000.60 to $97.05.
Shares of the company have dropped in recent weeks amid the financial woes of former CEO Eric Schmidt.
Zynges earnings came amid a public relations scandal involving former employee Adam Orth, a former employee of Pincas company.
Orth has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to bribe a federal agent and lied about it.
Zuckerberg said Pincs resignation was due to the financial problems and that Zyngs board will meet to discuss how to move forward.
“We have great talent at Zyngabox and our goal is to create a better workplace and to create more jobs in the future,” Zuckerberg said in a statement.
“At this time, the best way to help us is by ensuring the board will address the current situation in the company.”
A spokesman for Zyngabs board of directors did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The company reported that it was losing $7.4 million in the fourth quarter and lost $5.9 million in profit in the prior year.
The board has yet to provide any details on what was causing the problems.
In the latest earnings report, the company said it expects revenue to fall to $9.6 billion in 2019 from $10.6.
The earnings came a week after Zyngis first-quarter profit fell $8.4 billion, and to $3.7 billion in the current quarter.
Pincos resignation came after an FBI investigation into his former employee.