Lyft Off? The First Ride Sharing IPO!

Last week, Lyft became the first of the ride sharing companies to announce plans for an initial public officering, filing its prospectus. It is definitely not going to be the last, but its fate in the market will not only determine when Uber, Didi, Ola and GrabTaxi will test [...]


Before You Invest In This – Or Any Other – IPO, Ask Yourself…

In July, China’s fifth-largest smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi Corporation (Exchange: Hong Kong; ticker: 1810), raised US$4.7 billion when it listed its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It was the biggest initial public offering (IPO) of 2018… and Hong Kong’s biggest in four years. Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF Get [...]


Did SenesTech Hide Critical Information During Its IPO?

The author of this post has a short position in the company We recently cautioned readers on the stock of Senestech, Inc. ( $SNES ) for several reasons.  One reason was we believed the company’s highly publicized agreement (the (“Agreement”) with Neogen was not as strong as SNES and its [...]


Retail Investor Attention And IPO Valuation

Retail Investor Attention And IPO Valuation Hugh Colaco Aston Business School Amedeo De Cesari University of Manchester - Manchester Business School - Finance & Accounting Group Shantaram P. Hegde University of Connecticut July 4, 2016 Abstract: Given restrictions placed on communication with prospective investors, retail investor attention can help firms/underwriters with the difficult task [...]


The Waiting Period Of Initial Public Offerings

The Waiting Period Of Initial Public Offerings Hugh Colaco Aston Business School Amedeo De Cesari University of Manchester - Manchester Business School - Finance & Accounting Group Shantaram P. Hegde University of Connecticut March 22, 2016 Abstract: The length of time it takes an IPO firm to go public (called "waiting period") reflects multiple [...]


The Honest Company Said To Be Looking For Buyer

The Honest Company Said To Be Looking For Buyer by PitchBook Reports have come out that The Honest Company is beginning the process of finding a strategic buyer, after previously exploring an IPO. The possible shift in attention comes after recent consumer claims that detergent products produced by the “unquestionably [...]


Moleskine SpA: Paper Is Not Dead

  Moleskine SpA: Paper Is Not Dead by Brian Langis Over the years Moleskine has delivered continued double digit revenue and EBITDA growth. Solid balance sheet. Almost net cash (4.1m euros in debt). The notebooks are popular amongst professionals, artists, hipsters, and collectors. Slump in the share price is not justified. Moleskine is consistently [...]


Oppenheimer: Aramco IPO Signals Cheap Oil Is Here To Stay

Saudi Arabia's proposed IPO of the kingdom's state oil company, Saudi Aramco signals that oil prices are here to stay for the foreseeable future, according to a research report Oppenheimer issued to clients on Monday. Saudi Arabia looks to be positioning itself to weather a prolonged period of depressed oil prices, [...]


When And Why Do IPO Firms Manage Earnings?

When And Why Do IPO Firms Manage Earnings? Yonca Ertimur University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Accounting Ewa Sletten Boston College Jayanthi Sunder University of Arizona - Eller College of Management Joseph Weber Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management December 8, 2015 Abstract: We provide new evidence on the [...]


Ferrari Prepares For Stock Market Debut, Pricing Set At $52

Legendary Italian sports car maker, Ferrari, is preparing for its IPO debut on the New York Stock Exchange.  Ferrari will reportedly trade under the ticker symbol “RACE” and is said to have had shares priced on the higher end of the range at $52 a share. However, perspective investors [...]


Ferrari (RACE): Manufacturing Art

Ferrari (RACE): Manufacturing Art by Greenwood Investors In anticipation of Ferrari’s (RACE) IPO, we’re posting our research on the company for our investors. Our One Pager is available to all, and feel free to request a report if you’re keen on the subject. In a Nutshell: Ferrari N.V. (RACE) has no equal. Yes, [...]


Albertsons Supermarket IPO Aims To Raise $1.9 Billion

The second largest grocery store chain in the US, Albertsons, is preparing to launch its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.  As of this moment, Albertsons plans on offering 65.3 million shares between $23-26 per share.  There is also an additional 9.8 million shares set aside just in [...]


Deloitte Resigns As Auditor For Tianhe Chemicals

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd has resigned as an auditor for Tianhe Chemicals, as the chemical company faces serious criticism from Anonymous Analytics. This story was initially reported by ValueWalk in October of last year. Morgan Stanley was one of the lead banks on Tianhe’s IPO, which turned out to be [...]


Lingerie Fighting Championships: IPO Of The Year?

This month's most dubious IPO is the Las Vegas-based Lingerie Fighting Championships (LFC). There are no prizes for guessing LFC's business model. From the prospectus relating to the public offering: "We are a development-stage media company, which is in the process of developing and implementing a program of original entertainment which we [...]


The U.S. Listing Gap

The U.S. Listing Gap Craig Doidge University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management George Andrew Karolyi Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management René M. Stulz Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) May 1, 2015 Charles A. Dice Center [...]


The Iliad And The IPO: Corporate Legacy

The Iliad And The IPO: Corporate Legacy Andrew A. Schwartz University of Colorado Law School July 20, 2015 Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 237-80, 2015 U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-10 Abstract: Throughout human history, people have sought to overcome the human condition and achieve the [...]


Ferrari Set For IPO In Wall Street Debut

Italian luxury sportscar maker Ferrari is accelerating towards a stock market listing after its parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles filed for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. After the listing, Fiat Chrysler’s subsidiary will be known as Ferrari NV. in New York. Ferrari IPO expected in early 2016 As [...]

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