Here’s how 2020’s ASX IPOs have performed and who’s joining them later this year
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Just 11 new companies hit the ASX in 2020 but their average performance is even better than 2019’s debutantes.
In 2020, COVID-19 caused an IPO drought but the stocks that listed before the pandemic and in recent weeks as markets regained confidence have done really well for themselves.
The average ASX IPO in 2020 is up 58 per cent since listing.
Here are all of the ASX’s IPOs in 2020 (excluding demergers & reverse takeovers):
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Of this years’ new listees, two are in technology, three are in resources, one is in the industrial space and the remainder are health stocks.
A growing sector on the ASX is additive manufacturing. The sector’s newest listee, AML3D (ASX:AL3), has witnessed a 25 per cent gain since listing in April.
While 2020’s final tally of IPOs may not match 2019, there will be more to list in the coming months.
A significant number are fintechs and include San Diego-based Zebit and New Zealand-based Laybuy and Plexure Group.
Plexure is already listed on the New Zealand Exchange (NZX) and is looking to follow in the path of Xero (ASX:XRO). Xero listed first on the NZX in 2007, then dual listed on the ASX in 2012 at under $5 and is now over $90.
Plexure is backed by fast food giant McDonalds, which uses its mobile engagement software and has a 9.9 per cent stake in the company.
In the health space, lung imaging software company 4DMedical is set to hit the bourse before the end of August. The company has already received the green light from the Food and Drug Administration to sell into the US.
Health food play Forbidden Foods is aiming to list in the next few weeks, and is currently undertaking an IPO roadshow.
For investors wanting an IPO with exposure to the resources sector, the closest candidate is Dynamic Drill & Blasting, which is a Perth-based mining services play looking to list in August.
This story has updated to clarify the exclusion of demergers and reverse takeovers.