This December 12, 2021 CNBC article focuses on the common-sense approach we take to investment research and the objective math we use to show the absurdity of many recent IPO valuations.

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[1]

TickerCompanyPublish DatePerformanceS&P 500 PerformanceVs. S&P 500
EBEventbrite Inc.9/24/18-55%60%-115%
BOXBox, Inc.1/27/1521%130%-109%
SNAPSnap Inc.2/6/17-65%14%-79%*
UBERUber Technologies Inc.4/22/19-15%61%-75%
BMBLBumble Inc.2/10/21-54%19%-73%
DBXDropbox Inc.3/19/1815%72%-57%
HOODRobinhood Markets Inc.7/19/21-48%6%-54%
DIDIDidi Global Inc.6/21/21-49%4%-53%*
SQSPSquarespace Inc.5/17/21-38%14%-52%
COINCoinbase Global Inc.3/5/21-34%13%-47%
BIRDAllbirds Inc.9/27/21-39%5%-44%
SGSweetgreen Inc.11/15/21-43%-1%-43%
DASHDoorDash, Inc.11/23/20-15%26%-41%
GTLBGitlab Inc.10/8/21-23%6%-29%
WRBYWarby Parker9/13/21-16%4%-20%
RIVNRivian Automotive10/25/2111%0%11%
DOMODomo Inc.6/25/18104%64%40%
BJBJ’s Wholesale Club6/26/18213%71%142%
AVLRAvalara Inc.6/14/18309%68%241%
YETIYeti Holdings10/24/18422%75%347%

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.

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[1] 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.

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