What are the top ten IPOs of the last decade?


The current year 2019 will be the year of primary public offering worldwide. And while the sharp rise in global stock indexes since the beginning of the year and the record highs of many of them make the environment favorable, investors may look back on the past for more information. More specifically, the largest IPOs in the last 10 years and what their performance was.

Otherwise, the first of the long-awaited IPOs is already a fact – Lyft's. Shares of the joint travel company fell sharply after the first deals on the stock market, reminding investors that the initial public offering in its first year was often controversial.

Investors are now preparing for a new wave of primary public offering, including names of companies such as Uber, Airbnb, SpaceX, Pinterest, Slack and others.

Looking back over the last decade, they are the largest primary offering in the US based on the stock valuation offered during its debut in the stock markets.

  1. Alibaba (BABA)

China's e-commerce giant raised $ 21.7 billion in stock when it became public on September 19, 2014. Alibaba's main public offering is not only the largest initial public offering in the US in the last decade but still is the largest and most in the world.

Meanwhile, what started 10 years ago as an online trade holiday (November 11, China's unrelated day) with sales of $ 7.8 million, has become the biggest day of online shopping, with sales last year. the company's only November 11 reached a record $ 30.7 billion.

Shares of the company, valued at $ 68 during its primary public offering and open at $ 92.70 on the first trading day, rose to $ 93.89. A year later, they fell 3% to register a growth of 170% since they were public.

  1. Facebook (FB)

The public debut of Facebook in the public market occurred on May 18, 2012, being one of the most anticipated IPOs of the last decade. The social network raised $ 16 billion from the stock exchange and its share was estimated at $ 38.

Nasdaq's tech problems blocked the first day of trading on Facebook and its stockpiles ended up at $ 38.23. Shares fell nearly 40% shortly after the first year of trading.

There has been a growth storm to add almost 360% of its primary public offering so far.

  1. General Motors (GM)

This year marks the 10th anniversary of General Motors' primary public offering. GM raised capital of $ 15.8 billion during its IPO on November 18, 2010.

The shares were valued at $ 33 and closed their first trading day at 3% above. After the first year of trading, they lost 34% of their value, with only 18% of their primary offer so far.

  1. HCA Healthcare (HCA)

HCA Healthcare's primary public offering was held on March 10, 2011 and was the largest in the healthcare industry in the last decade. The company raised capital of $ 3.8 billion.

Its shares were sold for $ 30 and ended the first trading day at a level of $ 31.02 per issue. They have dropped almost 15% since the first year. Despite its weak start, HCA's shares have soared more than 345% of its first public offering so far.

  1. SNAP (SNAP)

Social networking giant Snap was probably the most anticipated IPO on the market after Facebook. The company's shares were launched on March 2, 2017, with funds raised at $ 3.4 billion. Putting $ 17 in cash, the company's shares ended the first trading day at $ 24.48.

There was strong depreciation and a 34% drop in market value so far.

  1. Financial Group of the Citizens (CFG)

The Citizens Financial Group became public on September 24, 2014, raising $ 3 billion. The shares were sold for $ 21.50 and closed their first trading day at $ 23.08. They held their value relatively unchanged after the first year of appreciation at 59% against the IPO price at the time.

  1. Banco Santander México (BSMX)

In the same year, when Facebook became public, the Spanish bank Banco Santander México also did it. The bank debuted in the US market on September 26, 2012 with $ 2.9 billion raised.

The shares were valued at $ 12.18 and closed their first trading day at $ 12.91. After the first year, they added 17% and 43% of their primary public offering to date.

  1. Synchronous Finance (SYF)

Synchrony Financial's primary public offering was held on July 31, 2014. It is the largest of the year at the time, after raising $ 2.9 billion in capital. Synchrony is the North American Retail Financing Unit that emerged around the world by separating General Electric's financial division. Shares are sold at $ 23 and closed at almost the same level on the first trading day.

Since the IPO so far, the company's shares have lost 41%.

  1. Kinder Morgan (KMI)

Oil and gas giant Kinder Morgan debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on February 11, 2011, raising $ 2.9 billion. At that time, it was the largest private equity-backed IPO in US history

Shares were valued at $ 30 and up 3.5% on their first trading day. A year later, they traded only 8%, and from their debut to today they lost 33%.

  1. Plains GP Holdings (PAPG)

On October 16, 2013, the oil company Plains GP Holdings became public in the largest US IPO in 2013 and raised $ 2.8 billion. Its shares were quoted at $ 22 and closed up 166% at its debut. A year later, they increased 228%, only to return to the modest 14% of their IPO at the moment.

* The material is analytical in nature and is not advice on buying or selling shares


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