Twitter IPO Updates : Stir the pot, raise the ante

twitter, ipo We’re continuing the heat of Twitter’s impending IPO, things are changing — but they’ve announced prices and shares and a tentative date . . . follow along
* Twitter price set conservatively to avoid Facebook, Groupon fate
* Twitter IPO as Economical as its Tweets With 27% Discount
* Twitter IPO pegs valuation at modest $11 billion
* Give us TWELVE BEEELLION of your Earth dollars
* Watch Twitter’s IPO ‘Roadshow’ Pitch
* NYSE: What Can Go Wrong?


Give us TWELVE BEEELLION of your Earth dollars

Twitter will tout 70 million shares to the market, while keeping at least half a billion unsold. The social network’s executive officers, directors and major backers will hold 51.4 per cent of common stock, according the SEC filing. The suggested share prices value the whole company at between $10.5bn and $12.4bn, and Twitter says it won’t be paying dividends to shareholders any time soon.
      But the company filing also warns investors that they may get their fingers burned. The firm has an accumulated deficit of $483.2m and while revenues have grown from $28.3m in 2010 to $316.9m last year
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Register


Twitter IPO pegs valuation at modest $11 billion

Seeking to avoid a repeat of Facebook Inc’s much-maligned public debut, Twitter Inc revealed more modest ambitions, saying its initial offering would raise up to $1.6 billion and value the company at up to about $11 billion.
      The valuation was more conservative than the $15 billion some analysts had expected for the social media phenomenon, potentially attracting investors who might consider the money-losing company’s listing price a better deal, with room to rise.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Chicago Tribune


Watch Twitter’s IPO ‘Roadshow’ Pitch

Twitter on Friday released an online video of its “roadshow” pitch in a preview of what the company will underscore to investors when its executives hit the road next week.
      The video is essentially a 37-minute course on Twitter 101. CEO Dick Costolo, CFO Mike Gupta and other executives will be in New York next week to begin the roadshow.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Wall Street Journal


Twitter price set conservatively to avoid Facebook, Groupon fate

Twitter Inc.’s $10.9 billion initial public offering valuation is as economical as its 140-character tweets.
      The San Francisco-based company is seeking a valuation of 9.5 times 2014 sales in its IPO next month, according to data released in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Oct. 24 and analyst projections compiled by Bloomberg. That’s 27 percent cheaper than the 12.9 times 2014 sales that Facebook Inc. currently trades at, and 29 percent lower than LinkedIn Corp.’s multiple of 13.4 times sales, the data show.
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READ THIS REPORT Full story : Newsday


NYSE: What Can Go Wrong?

Twitter has set the price range of its hotly anticipated initial public offering between $17 and $20 a share, with hopes of raising as much as $1.4 billion.
      At $20 a share, Twitter would be valued at about $11 billion. That valuation is lower than the $15 billion that some analysts had expected.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Bloomberg


Twitter IPO as Economical as its Tweets With 27% Discount

The discount Twitter is offering underscores how the six-year-old short-messaging site is working to avoid the fate of Facebook, Groupon Inc. (GRPN) and Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), which all lost more than half of their value within six months of their initial offerings.
      Twitter Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo has taken a different tack from the start, first by filing confidentially to go public to avoid the hype that drove up Facebook’s pre-IPO valuation, and now by pricing the company more modestly than some of its Internet peers. The moves have left Twitter positioned to capitalize on a revival in investor appetite for social-media stocks.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Bloomberg


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