IPO Report

IPO Report for the 1st half of 2019

In this edition of Value Reports we examined the IPO market in the 1st half of 2019 and the data points to an increase in listings as the year progresses.

Using the Economatica system to filter through our comprehensive US financial data sets we discovered there were 93 IPOs in the 1st half (through June 30) of 2019.

Here are a few general observations about this group before diving into performance details of these new stocks for the first six months of 2019:

  • The majority of 2019 IPOs were Manufacturers (49%)
  • Software companies comprised the next largest group (11%)
  • 28 of these new listings were foreign companies with the largest represented groups being China (15), and Israel (4)
  • 29 companies listed in the quarter 1, and 64 companies listed in quarter 2
  • 73 companies were listed on NASDAQ while 20 new issues were listed on the NYSE

The following table is a list of IPOs for the first half of 2019 sorted by the first day of trading.

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The chart below ranks the IPOs by Returns (through June 30) compared to their IPO price, from best 10 to worst 10 performers.


Return First Halff


The chart below ranks the IPOs by Returns (through June 30) compared to the close on the first trading day, from best 10 to worst 10 performers.


Return Firts Half


In the first half of 2019, we had 93 IPOs compared to 100 new issues in the same period for 2018. The highest number of IPOs was in the month of May, with 26 new stocks making their debut, compared to 22 in the same month last year.


Number Of IPOs


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