initial public offerings (IPOs) trading on American exchanges

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Party City (PRTY) began trading on the NYSE on 16 April 2015


Party City Holdco Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of decorated party supplies. The Company operates in two segments: Retail and Wholesale. The Company, through Retail segment, engages in the sale of merchandise through party goods stores and online through its e-commerce Websites, including The Company, through Wholesale segment, engages in the sale of Amscan, Designware, Anagram, Costumes USA and other party supplies. Its tableware products include plastic plates, paper plates, plastic cups and paper cups, among others. The Company's favors, stationery and other products include party favors, gift bags, gift wrap, invitations, bows and stationery. Its decorations products include latex balloons, pinatas, crepes, and flags and banners, among others. The Company's metallic balloons products include bouquets, standard 18 inch sing-a-tune, supershapes and weights. Its Costumes and Accessories products include costumes, other wearables and wigs.


80 Grasslands Rd
ELMSFORD, NY 10523-1100
United States

Key stats and ratios

Q4 (Dec '14)2014
Net profit margin9.82%2.47%
Operating margin19.67%10.90%
EBITD margin-14.56%
Return on average assets9.16%1.67%
Return on average equity65.06%11.20%

La Quinta (LQ) : 1-year performance


Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (JD) : 1-year performance

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Aduro BioTech (ADRO) began trading on the NASDAQ on 15 April 2015


Aduro BioTech Inc is a United States-based clinical-stage immunotherapy company. The Company has developed or acquired technology platforms designed to activate potent and lasting immune responses against cancer: live, attenuated Listeria, GVAX and cyclic dinucleotides (CDNs). Aduro’s lead program is an immunotherapy regimen combining Listeria-based CRS-207 and GVAX Pancreas in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who have failed at least one therapy. Its pipeline includes CRS-207, ADU-623, ADU-214, ADU-741, CDN and STINGVAX. CRS-207 is based on Aduro’s Listeria platform. ADU-623 is Aduro's first clinical bivalent Listeria-based immunotherapy. ADU-214 is a bivalent Listeria-based immunotherapy that targets both mesothelin and an EGFR mutation. CDNs are small molecules that signal through STING and induce a potent immune response. STINGVAX is the combination of CDNs and GVAX.


626 Bancroft Way Ste 3-C
BERKELEY, CA 94710-2224
United States

Key stats and ratios

Q4 (Dec '14)2014
Net profit margin-9.30%-127.07%
Operating margin-11.38%-142.79%
EBITD margin--141.00%
Return on average assets-4.39%-24.96%
Return on average equity-7.19%-47.17%

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tantech Holdings (TANH) began trading on the NASDAQ on 24 March 2015


Tantech Holdings Ltd. is a developer and manufacturer of bamboo-based charcoal products for industrial energy applications and household cooking, heating, purification, sanitation and agricultural uses. The Company operates in three segments: consumer products, energy segment and trading segment. The consumer products segment manufactures and sells Charcoal Doctor branded products and BBQ charcoal in China. The Company’s trading segment conducts rubber trading businesses. The Company’s energy segment produces and sells BBQ charcoal to customers in Asia, Europe and North America and produces and sells bamboo-based fuel for Electric Double Layer Capacitor. The Company produces and sells three categories of bamboo charcoal products: BBQ products, Charcoal Doctor products and Electric Double-Layer Capacitor (EDLC) carbon.


No. 10 Cen Shan Road Shuige Industrial Zone
LISHUI, ZHJ 323000

Key stats and ratios

Q2 (Jun '14)2013
Net profit margin20.79%16.47%
Operating margin25.54%19.33%
EBITD margin-21.01%
Return on average assets16.39%15.30%
Return on average equity22.33%22.11%

Rubicon Project (RUBI) : 1-year performance

  • June 2020: Rubicon Project this week was rebranded to Magnite. Rubicon Project says Magnite is “the world’s largest independent sell-side platform for every channel and format.”
  • Last year, Rubicon Project and Telaria announced a merge to capture growth in Connected TV. The name change was expected for both companies, now merged.
  • Before the merger, last year, Rubicon Project was listed in 41.9% of all ads.txt files, only behind AppNexus (Xandr) with 42%, and Google 99%.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

GoDaddy (GDDY) began trading on the NYSE on 1 April 2015

  • Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc has priced its initial public offering at $20 per share, above its previously indicated $17 to $19 per share range, valuing it at around $4.5 billion, including debt. At this price, the IPO would raise $440 million.

GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) priced its IPO late Tuesday at 20, above the expected range of 17-to-19 and placing a valuation on the Internet company at more than $3 billion.

GoDaddy offered 23 million shares and raised $460 million. It originally planned to sell 22 million shares, but increased that by 1 million, according to IPO Boutique. That makes it the eighth-largest IPO in the Internet software and services category since 2001, according to IPO research firm Ipreo.
GoDaddy tops LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), which raised $406 million in its May 2011 initial public offering.

The company is the largest provider of Web hosting services, including domain names and website building. GoDaddy reported revenue of $1.39 billion in 2014, up 23%. It reported a net loss of $143 million compared with $200 million lost in 2013. It says it serves 13 million customers, up from 11.6 million in 2013.

Financial research firm Rapid Ratings gives GoDaddy a Financial Health Rating of 26 on a scale of 1 to 100. That places GoDaddy in a "high risk" category, partly due to profitability and cost efficiency at low levels relative to others, Rapid Ratings said.

"Historically, companies with a Financial Health Rating at this level have demonstrated an elevated incidence of default," Rapid Ratings reported.

The largest Internet IPO was Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), which raised $16 billion in May 2012. Facebook was the largest tech IPO of the time, since surpassed by Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), which raised $25 billion in its September 2014 IPO, after investment bankers exercised options to buy additional shares. Ipreo puts Alibaba in a different sector, under catalog and online retailing.
Following Facebook as the largest Internet IPO is Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), which raised $2.1 billion in November 2013. Twitter priced its IPO at 26 and now trades near 51.


14455 N Hayden Rd
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260-6993
United States 

Race car driver Danica Patrick at the Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 15, 2014

A screen shot from GoDaddy's 2010 Super Bowl spot featuring race car driver and pitchwoman Danica Patrick.