The Snapchat IPO Will NOT Go Off Without a Hitch

Jan 20, 2017, 12:08 pm EST

The secrecy with which Snap Inc. is approaching its pending initial public offering is becoming the stuff of legends. Investors, rightfully, are beginning to wonder whether Snapchat is going to stumble out of the gate in a repeat performance of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) in 2012. Source: Shutterstock

Frankly, I don’t really care.

Why’s that you ask? How could I not be excited about Snapchat, the greatest thing since sliced bread? Easy. I’ve never been a fan of initial public offerings and I’m not about to start now. Read 

Want to Buy Chuck E. Cheese? Here Comes Your Chance!

Jan 18, 2017, 12:20 pm EST
Want to Buy Chuck E. Cheese? Here Comes Your Chance!

If you want to buy a part of your childhood, get ready: A Chuck E. Cheese initial public offering (IPO) could hit the markets in the second half of the year.

Reuters is reporting that Chuck E. Cheese is preparing an IPO, and if so, this would be a big win for Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO), which paid $1.3 billion for the restaurant/entertainment hybrid back in early 2014.

But how would a Chuck E. Cheese IPO actually perform? Read 

3 Massive Silicon Valley Tech IPOs on the Horizon

Jan 10, 2017, 2:30 pm EST

Silicon Valley has a long history of providing some of the most exciting new stocks in the market. The class of 2016 tech IPOs was led by cloud services company Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) and Japanese mobile app company Line Corp (ADR) (NYSE:LN). As these two stocks demonstrated in 2016, huge tech IPOs can be some of the most volatile and exciting stocks on the market. Source: ©

Tech investors are always searching for the next Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) IPO. FB stock is now up more than 225% in less than five years since its highly anticipated 2012 IPO.

However, just because a tech brand is popular and recognizable doesn’t mean its IPO will make a good investment. A little more than three years after its much-hyped 2013 IPO, shares of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) remain down more than 60%. Read 

Snap Inc: Should You Buy the Snapchat IPO?

Jan 9, 2017, 11:00 am EST

The first major initial public offering of 2017 is coming in just a few months — at least if Snapchat parent Snap Inc stays on its tentative schedule. The thought is that the Snapchat IPO will go live in March, at an estimated valuation of $25 billion to $40 billion, and the offering is expected to raise up to $4 billion. Source: Maurizio Pesce Via Flickr

But no S-1 is available, so all those details are just educated guesses. Why no S-1? Because the company does not expect to reach $1 billion in revenue for all of 2017, so the company qualifies for an option that allows it to keep its S-1 hidden until closer to the IPO date.

So why should you pay a valuation of up to $40 billion, or even $25 billion, for a company that’s not expecting more than $1 billion in revenue this year? Read 

Neiman Marcus Pulls IPO Plans

Jan 6, 2017, 3:42 pm EST

Neiman Marcus has changed its mind regarding its previous decision to roll out an initial public offering (IPO).

The luxury retailer had originally planned to go public this year after filing for an IPO in August 2015, but now the company will be reversing this decision. Neiman Marcus issued a statement, saying it is not in the company’s best interest to go public at this time.

In October of 2015, the company delayed its plans until 2016 because of “market jitters.” Perhaps it is because of this same reason that the retailer is once again postponing going public. Read 

Frontier Airlines Preps for IPO: 8 Things to Know

Jan 6, 2017, 12:43 pm EST

Frontier Airlines is reportedly planning an IPO.

According to unnamed sources, Frontier Airlines is working on its IPO. These sources spoke with The New York Times and asked not to be named due to the private nature of the IPO.

Here are a few things to know about the Frontier Airlines IPO. Read 

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