This Year’s Hottest Tech IPOs: A New Wave of Tech Giants
Yesterday, co-working giant WeWork (which recently rebranded to The We Company) announced that it confidentially filed for an IPO in December. WeWork will join a growing class of tech firms that have recently gone public. Uber, Lyft, and Pinterest are some who have recently announced plans to trade publicly.
Interest in technology companies is growing as they have huge growth potential. Still, most of the new tech IPOs companies have limited profitability and most still lose money.
Here are the technology companies that have recently announced or have just gone through an IPO.
Uber’s biggest competitor. Their valuation has become reasonable and is considered a soft buy by analysts. They are currently hiring for their new Montreal office, and they are looking to expand their services to more Canadian locations. Their biggest competition, Uber, who will be going public this week, will put pressure on Lyft’s price.
He suspects drivers will get more expensive, which will raise Lyft's costs. He bases this from what Doordash said last night about a driver shortage. That said, Lyft popped 3% today. Keep an eye on Monday if/when analysts raise their price targets.
Zoom Video Communications Inc. (zm-q)
A communications company that offers remote conferencing services using cloud computing. It’s gained 120 per cent since its IPO in April, exceeding Pinterest and Lyft in evaluation.
You have to look at where the stock went to, and where the competitive threats will be. It's become a short target, and under pressure. There will be lots of alternatives. Right now, a very dangerous trade. Stay away.
Pinterest Inc. (PINS-N)
Pinterest started trading publicly on the same day as Zoom Video Communications and has risen 49 per cent. They received a neutral grading following reports that the user base is particularly supportive of monetization. Analysts expect Pinterest to go towards e-commerce.
The workplace chat app applied to the SEC to begin publicly trading this month. They are doing a direct public offering, meaning that existing privately-held shares will be sold to the public, and the price will be determined as such.
Mission is to eliminate email, to lead to higher productivity. Interesting product. Being acquired by Salesforce, in a huge deal. He worries about competition from MSFT Teams. Post-pandemic, businesses are going to be consolidating and eliminating vendors.
Lightspeed POS (LSPD-T)
A Montreal based POS company that recently went public. They are considered a smaller Shopify. They have great revenue growth with good recurring revenue. A high growth company.
It was a fantastic IPO. They have been buying software apps through out Europe and North America. It seems expensive to him although he has seen a lot of these cloud based companies out perform. Hold it if you own it. Look for a pull back if you are looking to get into it.
The DevOps software platform’s stock price has nearly grown 60 per cent since it’s IPO. They offers a subscription service that facilitates communication between software developers and operators. Investors are looking more closely to companies that serve the IT needs of businesses.
They soared during the 2020 lockdown, from $12 in the March lows to $58 a few months ago. Their technology proved itself essential to companies forced to go digital in a hurry. But entrprise software is out of fashion currently and these shares have fallen to $39. In mid-March, they reported okay guidance. He thinks…
Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND-Q)
The meat replacement product has just gone public last week. They specialize in vegan meat that is sold in the meat department in the grocery store. Their demand has been growing, especially with A&W offering the widely popular Beyond Meat burger.
The ride-hailing service is preparing for the biggest IPO since Facebook in the US with 180 million shares, expected to bring in about $10.35 billion. The company also operates a food delivery service, business fleet, urban bike program, freight system, and research and development.
The hospitality service startup is preparing for their IPO and should debut on the stock market by the end of the year. They have experienced a great rate of growth. The estimated evaluation for the IPO is at 30 billion dollars.
He is puzzled why it's fallen since February. Travel has cooled because of the new variant. If so, people will want to stay (home) or control things. He thinks ABNB is marvellous.
WeWork – A coworking and workplace rental company. Last year, they doubled their revenues although it’s been unable to continue at the same rate in 2019. They announced that they are preparing to trade publicly, and investors are watching closely as the growth potential is immense.