IPO Snowflake, which will take place on the NYSE, will be held at the higher price than announced in early September.
On Monday, according to SEC applications, Snowflake, a company that makes storage software, raised its projected stock price to $ 100- $ 110, while the market valuation of the company could grow to $ 27.7 billion. – $ 30.5 billion. The initial estimate of the share price was: $ 75 – $ 85, which would estimate the company at $ 20.9 billion – $ 23.7 billion.
IPO Snowflake may become one of the most popular in 2020 because the growth of the field of cloud computing and the field of data processing and. Snowflake’s IPO also received the high publicity due to interest from companies such as Berkshire Hathaway and Salesforce Ventures, who agreed to buy shares of the technology startup for $ 250 million at the IPO price as part of a simultaneous private offering. In the middle of the new valuation range, Berkshire Hathaway’s total stake in Snowflake after the IPO will be estimated at $ 674.4 million.
According to the company’s press releases, Snowflake last raised nearly $ 479 million in February 2020, valuing the company at $ 12.4 billion. Overall, since its inception in 2012, Snowflake attracted funding worth about $ 1.4 billion.
Snowflake offers companies new ways to store and access data in the cloud, instead of relying on a database linked to the equipment. By July 31, Snowflake’s customers had reached 3,117, with more than 100 Fortune 500 companies (the 500 largest U.S. corporations by revenue). Among the clients Snowflake – Adobe, Logitech, DocuSign and Square.
Snowflake’s business is growing rapidly: revenue in the first half of 2020 more than doubled to $ 242 million from $ 104 million a year earlier. However, the company is unprofitable, the amount of losses for the last fiscal year was $ 178 million.
However, the field of the cloud computing and data processing and storage, in which Snowflake operates, is growing rapidly against the background of the mass transition of the global companies to remote work of employees, promising greater profits in the future.
Snowflake estimates its potential market at $ 81 billion. According to the research company International Data Corporation, by the end of 2020 the volume of the data management market will be $ 56 billion, and by the end of 2023 – $ 84 billion.
According to Markets and Markets, the global cloud computing market will grow from $ 371.4 billion in 2020 to $ 832.1 billion in 2025, or 124%. The average annual growth rate may be about 17.5%.
At the same time, some analysts point to the inflated price of the IPO and not the best time for listing. The largest technology index NASDAQ experienced a significant decline last week, although on Monday partially recovered losses, increasing by 1.87%.
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