Pinterest can look forward to his stock market bid over brisk demand for his shares. Before the planned on Thursday debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the papers were issued for the price of 19 dollars, as Pinterest announced. Thus, it was possible to strike the shares traded under the ticker symbol “PINS” above the previously targeted price range of $ 15 to $ 17 with investors.
$ 1.43 billion in revenue
With the issue of 75 million shares, Pinterest generates 1.43 billion dollars (1.27 billion euros). Founded in 2010, the NYSE has an overall valuation of more than $ 10 billion. Pinterest attracts high-growth investors: In 2018, revenue grew 60 percent year-over-year to more than $ 750 million. The company was in the red, but could reduce the loss from $ 130 million to $ 63 million. At the end of the year, Pinterest had 265 million active users.
Pinterest sees itself as a kind of visual search engine in which users can search for ideas for interior design or holidays and find pictures to their interests. At the same time, they can save photos from the net as so-called pins on “boards” on specific topics. At the end of last year, according to Pinterest, 175 billion “pins” were stored on 4 billion “boards”. Money takes Pinterest mainly through advertising – paid “pins” that are displayed to the users.
Spectacle is still coming
Also the video service Zoom wants to send its shares on Thursday for the first time its shares in the trade – however on the Tech stock exchange Nasdaq. Again, the demand was already high in advance. According to concurrent US media reports, the shares are to be spent at $ 36 each, which would increase the already significantly raised on Tuesday evening price range again. That would give an overall rating of around $ 9.2 billion. Unlike Pinterest, Zoom 2018 even made a small profit of $ 7.58 million.
Pinterest and Zoom are two of the biggest IPOs this year, which was already marked by some big debuts. In March, Levi’s and Lyft placed their shares. But the big spectacle is still to be seen with the premiere of Uber: Lyft’s great rival is aiming with an overall rating of around $ 100 billion, the highest-priced IPO since the Chinese Internet giant Alibaba in 2014. The office app Slack and the tourism provider Airbnb want to go public in 2019.