Figure 1 shows that the IPO warnings featured by CNBC have outperformed as shorts and underperformed the S&P 500 by an average of 16%. Get all of our IPO research here.
Given that it is unbelievably rare in the history of the world for companies to achieve the high profit growth expectations embedded in the current valuations of these IPOs and our Focus List: Short stocks, we continue to believe that investors should not own them.
Figure 1: Performance of IPOs Mentioned in CNBC Article: Through 12/13/21
|Ticker||Company||Publish Date||Performance||S&P 500 Performance||Vs. S&P 500|
|UBER||Uber Technologies Inc.||4/22/19||-15%||61%||-75%|
|HOOD||Robinhood Markets Inc.||7/19/21||-48%||6%||-54%|
|DIDI||Didi Global Inc.||6/21/21||-49%||4%||-53%*|
|COIN||Coinbase Global Inc.||3/5/21||-34%||13%||-47%|
|BJ||BJ’s Wholesale Club||6/26/18||213%||71%||142%|
Sources: New Constructs, LLC and company filings.
*Performance measured through date position was closed. TRVG closed 11/16/20. We closed our SNAP position on 2/8/19. We closed DIDI on 8/18/21.
**WeWork cancelled its IPO in late 2018.
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This article originally published on December 13, 2021.
Disclosure: David Trainer, Kyle Guske II, and Matt Shuler receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector, style, or theme.
 Performance of IPOs for which we published a report prior to the company’s IPO is tracked from the opening price for each IPO’s first trading day.