Performance vs. Profits

Fitzgibbon Jr., John E.
October 2007
Red Herring;10/7/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 29, p84
Trade Publication
The article discusses the performance of the initial public offerings (IPO) issued n 2007. A story published that day reported that nearly half of the companies going public in 2007 were unprofitable. That was the highest percentage in any year since the dot-corn era of 1999-2000. IPOHome.com confirms the unprofitable versus profitable scenario in IPO. As of June 8, 2007, 90 IPO were profitable, 43 were in the red, and one was a startup company with no revenues. The 2007 IPO Scorecards revealed that 52 closed above their offering prices, 38 losers, and an average gain of 12.2 percent.


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