initial public offerings (IPOs) trading on American exchanges

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

KLX Inc (KLXI) began trading on the NASDAQ on 3 December 2014

Description

KLX Inc. is the distributor and service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables. The Company offers ranges of aerospace hardware and consumables, and inventory management services across the world. The Company operates in two segments: Aerospace Solutions Group (ASG) segment and Energy Services Group (ESG) segment. Its customers include oil and gas companies that are engaged in the exploration, and production and development of oil and gas properties. The Company through its network and information technology systems offer services to commercial airliners, business jet and defense original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) and its subcontractors, airlines, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operators. The Company provides access to over one million stock keeping unit (SKUs). Its systems support both internal distribution processes, along with customer services, including just-in-time deliveries and kitting solutions.

Address

1300 Corporate Center Way Ste 200
WELLINGTON, FL 33414-8594
United States 

Website 

www.klx.com

Key stats and ratios

Q3 (Sep '14)2013
Net profit margin6.91%11.64%
Operating margin16.55%18.47%
EBITD margin-20.62%
Return on average assets3.29%5.09%
Return on average equity3.70%5.54%
Employees3,300

Inovalon (INOV) began trading on the NASDAQ on 12 February 2015



Description

Inovalon Holdings, Inc. is a technology company that offers cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms across the healthcare landscape. The Company’s data analytics platforms identify gaps in care, quality, data integrity, and financial performance in its client’s datasets. Its data-driven intervention platforms enable its clients to take the insights derived from the analytics and implement patient-level solutions, drive impact and enhance patient engagement. Its operations are divided into two groups. IT operations group manages the process steps from data receipt through to the generation of analytical outputs; services operations group manages the process steps applied to achieve impact through its data-driven intervention platforms. Its clients include health plans, hospitals, physicians, patients, pharmaceutical companies and researchers.

Address

4321 Collington Rd
BOWIE, MD 20716-2259
United States

Key stats and ratios

Q3 (Sep '14)2013
Net profit margin15.89%11.06%
Operating margin26.90%17.73%
EBITD margin-22.98%
Return on average assets17.64%11.78%
Return on average equity45.99%13.97%
Employees1,467

Momo (MOMO) began trading on the NASDAQ on 11 December 2014

Description

Momo Inc. is a holding company that offers a mobile-based social networking platform, Momo. The Company’s platform includes its Momo mobile application and related features, functionalities, tools and services. Momo’s location-based features enable its users to connect with each other, online as well as offline. The Company uses its social interest graph engine and analyses user behavior data to provide users a customized experience based on their social preferences and needs. The platform offers private and group communication tools, content creation and sharing functions, as well as the offline social activities promotion. The Company offers two types of mobile game services: non-exclusive mobile game services and exclusive mobile game services. It also provides membership subscription and other services, which include paid emoticons and mobile marketing services.

Address

20th Floor, Block B, Tower 2 Wangjing SOHO, No.1 Futongdong Street Chaoyang District
BEIJING, BEJ 100102
China
+86-10-57310567 (Phone)

Website 

www.immomo.com

Key stats and ratios

Q3 (Sep '14)2013
Net profit margin-118.65%-298.05%
Operating margin-119.62%-299.07%
EBITD margin--272.16%
Return on average assets-30.83%-22.26%
Return on average equity--
Employees358

On Deck Capital (ONDK) : 2-month performance


Lending Club (LC) reports earnings on 24 Feb 2015 after close

  • First earnings since the IPO
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Monday, February 23, 2015

WageWorks (WAGE) is working on a new base

WageWorks (NYSE:WAGE), which manages employee benefits programs, is working on a new base amid accelerating sales and profit growth.

The stock has risen more than sixfold from its May 2012 debut at 9 a share. It's now working on a less risky first-stage base after resetting its base count amid a sharp correction in the first half of last year.

San Mateo, Calif.-based WageWorks is benefiting from a growing shift to flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts, which give employees a tax break for contributions. The accounts are portable, which means they can be taken from one employer to another.


WageWorks' best-possible 99 Composite Rating puts it among the leaders of the 24-stock Commercial Services-Outsourcing industry group, which was ranked No. 11 out of 197 as of Monday's IBD. Trinet Group (NYSE:TNET), which provides human resources services, is another industry leader.

Profit has picked up for two straight quarters, from a 20% increase in the second quarter of last year to subsequent gains of 33% and 35%. Sales growth has also accelerated over that span, rising 8%, 27% and 43%.

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Revenue for the period was driven by increases in health care administration fees and commuter benefits plans, which give tax incentives to employees who use public transportation or other environmentally friendly ways of getting to work.

Fund ownership of the stock has slipped in recent quarters, from 335 in the first quarter of 2014 to 324 as of Q4. However, the A+-rated T Rowe Price New Horizons Fund boosted its stake in the latest quarter.
The stock is shaping a base-on-base pattern after a failed breakout over a 62.34 buy point of a cup-with-handle base.


It's pulled back to its 10-week moving average in light volume, which is a good sign. However, its relative strength line is fading, indicating that the stock is underperforming the S&P 500.

For this year, analysts expect WageWorks to post a 22% gain in profit to $1.16 a share, followed by another 22% increase in 2016.

Annual pretax margin has picked up for three straight years, to a robust 21.2% last year.

Mobileye (MBLY) : 6-month performance


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

U.S. hedge funds unload Alibaba shares in Q4 2014

(Reuters) - Several of the biggest hedge fund managers slashed or dissolved their stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd at the end of last year, taking a prescient bet ahead of the company's surprise revenue miss last quarter that sent shares plunging in late January.

Among the institutional investors that dissolved their stake were Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors, David Tepper's Appaloosa Management and Barry Rosenstein's Jana Partners LLC, according to U.S. regulatory filings released late Friday and Tuesday. Tiger Management, Moore Capital Management and Viking Global Investors LP decreased their stakes from the prior quarter, according to the filings.


Dan Loeb's Third Point and John Paulson's Paulson & Co bucked the trend, increasing their stakes in the Chinese e-commerce giant, while Tiger Global Management was also an anomaly, jumping in and taking a 5.8 million-share stake.

Soros Fund Management Group, the hedge fund firm founded by billionaire George Soros, kept its stake unchanged at 4.4 million shares.

The changes come just months after the hedge fund managers piled into Alibaba following its record $25 billion initial public offering in September. The red hot IPO attracted big purchases from investors eager to gain exposure to a company often referred to as the "Amazon of China."

The shares soared to a high of $120 in November, but have tumbled since then, dropping about 27.6 percent to their close of $86.85 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Alibaba shares, which opened at $92.70 at their market debut on Sept. 19, took a sharp drop last month after the company reported lower-than-expected revenues for the third quarter.

Among those who unloaded shares from their previous positions: Tiger Management, led by Julian Robertson, decreased its position by 53 percent to 571,183 shares at the end of last year, from 1.2 million shares in the prior quarter. Louis Bacon's Moore Capital Management decreased its stake by 91 percent to 138,345 shares from 1.52 million; and Viking Global Investors LP decreased its stake by 67.5 percent to 3.7 million shares from 11.4 million shares.

Third Point increased its stake by 38.9 percent to 10 million shares at the end of December, from 7.2 million shares at the end of September, while Paulson nudged up its stake by 1.2 percent to 1.93 million shares from 1.9 million shares.

Even as appetite sours among several of the biggest investors, some remain optimistic about the long-term potential of the e-commerce giant. Mark Yusko, head of the $4 billion Morgan Creek Capital Management, told Reuters in January that he sees Alibaba as a "dominant franchise," able to capitalize on China's growing consumer market.

U.S. regulators require large investors to disclose their stock holdings every quarter, providing a window into the strategies of some of the biggest hedge fund managers for buying and selling stocks.

    The disclosures known as 13F filings, which came out on Friday and Tuesday, show manager holdings as of the end of the fourth quarter.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Twitter (TWTR) reoprts earnings Thur 5 Feb 2015 a/h

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Civeo (CVEO) : 8-month performance


FMSA Holdings (FMSA) began trading on the NYSE on 3 October 2014

Description

FMSA Holdings Inc. is a provider of sand-based proppant solutions. The Company is engaged in development of proppants used by oilfield service and exploration and production (E&P) companies to enhance the productivity of their oil and gas wells. The Company is focused on environmental stewardship, and ten of its facilities generate zero waste to landfills. As of December 31, 2013, it has a sand reserves and processing asset bases in the industry, including 798.2 million tons of proven mineral reserves, 11 active sand processing facilities with 12.3 million tons of annual sand processing capacity, a resin manufacturing facility and 11 coating facilities with 2.4 million tons of annual coating capacity.

Address

8834 Mayfield Rd
CHESTERLAND, OH 44026-2690
United States 

Key stats and ratios

Q3 (Sep '14)2013
Net profit margin14.50%10.59%
Operating margin25.27%21.87%
EBITD margin-26.88%
Return on average assets15.39%10.66%
Return on average equity--
Employees1,113