2020 has seen 66 ASX IPOs which have gained 42 per cent on average since debut.

Both figures represent stronger metrics than in 2019 which saw 61 IPOs gain an average of 35 per cent.

Forty-two of the 2020’s 66 ASX IPOs (64 per cent) are in positive territory while two are at parity with their listing prices. Twenty-two are down.

Twelve stocks have gained 100 per cent or more and four of those have more than tripled since listing.

The solid performance of ASX IPOs in 2020 occurred despite only a handful of companies listing prior to COVID-19 and the drying up on the IPO market for several weeks at the height of restrictions.

However the market took off again in the second half of the year, particularly in the weeks prior to Christmas.

Today – Wednesday December 30 – saw the last ASX IPO of 2020 in BPM Minerals (ASX:BPM) which gained 25 per cent on debut.

Here’s how 2020’s ASX IPOs have performed (data excludes reverse takeovers):

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Code Company Listing Price Current price % MktCap Sector
4DX 4Dmedical Limited 0.74 2.48 235 $444M Health
ABB Aussie Broadband 1 2 100 $384M Telco
ABY Adore Beauty 6.75 5.66 -17 $541M Consumer
AIM Access Innovation 1.23 0.995 -20 $144M Tech
AKO Akora Resources 0.2 0.36 80 $19M Resources
AL3 Aml3D 0.2 0.375 88 $38M Industrial
ARX Aroa Biosurgery 0.75 1.15 53 $346M Health
AT1 Atomo Diagnostics 0.2 0.305 53 $124M Health
AUN Aurumin 0.2 0.265 33 $12M Resources
BKG Booktopia 2.3 2.63 14 $369M Consumer
BNZ Benz Mining 0.5 1.28 156 $5M Resources
BPM BPM Minerals 0.2 0.25 25 $5M Resources
CBE Cobre 0.2 0.24 20 $16M Resources
CBL Control Bionics 0.6 0.945 58 $48M Health
CCR Credit Clear 0.35 0.735 110 $119M Tech
CLU Cluey 1.2 1.12 -7 $92M Consumer
COD Coda Minerals Ltd 0.3 0.285 -5 $20M Resources
COS Cosol Limited 0.2 0.785 293 $103M Tech
CPN Caspin Resources 0.2 0.575 188 $35M Resources
CRW Cashrewards 1.73 1.81 -2 $144M Consumer
CSX Cleanspace Holdings 4.41 6.6 50 $506M Tech
CTT Cettire 0.5 0.485 -2 $191M Consumer
DBI Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure 2.57 2.1 -18 $1B Industrial
DC2 Dctwo 0.2 0.27 35 $9M Tech
DDB Dynamic Drill 0.2 0.49 150 $15M Industrial
DM1 Desert Metals 0.2 0.67 235 $23M Resources
DOC Doctor Care Anywhere 0.8 1.16 45 $213M Health
DSK Dusk Group 2 2.02 1 $126M Consumer
DUG DUG Tech 1.35 1.2 -15 $119M Tech
EMD Emyria Limited 0.2 0.089 -55 $11M Cannabis
ERW Errawarra Resources 0.2 0.215 8 $7M Resources
FFF Forbidden Foods 0.2 0.27 35 $13M Consumer
GNP Genusplus 0.96 1.03 7 $159M Consumer
HMY Harmoney 3.5 2.98 -15 $301M Consumer
HPG Hipages 2.45 2.38 -3 $312M Consumer
HXL Hexima 0.2 0.18 -10 $22M Resources
ICR Intelicare Holdings 0.2 0.24 20 $9M Health
KAU Kaiser Reef 0.2 0.41 105 $11M Resources
LBY Laybuy Group Holding 1.41 1.3 -8 $227M Tech
LFG Liberty Financual Group 6 7.85 31 $2.4B Financial
LGP Little Green Pharma 0.45 0.57 27 $47M Cannabis
LV1 Live Verdure 0.2 0.185 -8 $7M Health
M2R Miramar 0.2 0.275 38 $11M Resources
MEG Megado 0.2 0.18 -10 $7M Resources
MGH Maas Group 2 2.75 38 $739M Tech
MHK Metalhawk 0.2 0.23 15 $8M Resources
MKR Manuka Resources. 0.2 0.35 75 $32M Resources
MYD Mydeal.com.au 1 1.25 25 $324M Consumer
NMR Native Mineral Resources 0.2 0.415 108 $12M Resources
NSM North Stawell 0.5 0.465 -7 $19M Resources
NXL Nuix 5.31 8.22 55 $3B Tech
PAM Pan Asia Metals 0.2 0.125 -38 $7M Resources
PLT Plenti Group Limited 1.66 1.16 -30 $191M Consumer
PLY Playside Studios 0.2 0.46 130 $44M Tech
PRS Prospech 0.2 0.2 0 $13M Tech
PYR Payright 1.2 1 -17 $58M Consumer
RCR Rincon 0.2 0.35 75 $13M Resources
SLA Silk Laser 3.45 3.63 5 $170M Consumer
SNG Siren Gold 0.25 0.76 204 $45M Resources
SOV Sovereign Cloud 0.75 1.03 37 $54M Tech
SRJ SRJ Technologies 0.5 0.5 0 $37M Tech
UNI Universal Store 3.8 5.4 42 $388M Consumer
WAK WA Kaolin 0.2 0.17 -15 $27M Resources
WSR Westar Resources 0.2 0.225 13 $7M Resources
YFZ Youfoodz 1.5 1.01 -32 $134M Consumer
ZBT Zebit Inc. 1.58 0.94 -40 $88M Tech

 

Best performing ASX IPOs in 2020

Of the 12 ASX IPOs that gained 100 per cent or more, half of them came from the resources sector, particularly from gold.

Two particularly strong performers were Desert Metals (ASX:DM1) and Siren Gold (ASX:SNG). They’re up 235 per cent and 204 per cent since listing.

Mining services company Dynamic Drill & Blast (ASX:DDB) has also gained from the resources boom, rising 150 per cent.

Also more than tripling are asset management software company COSOL (ASX:COS) and medtech stock 4DMedical (ASX:4DX).

Other standouts include telecommunications company Aussie Broadband (ASX:ABB) and esports developer PlaySide Studios (ASX:PLY) which are up 100 per cent and 130 per cent respectively.

 

Worst performers

The worst performing ASX IPO in 2020 is cannabis data stock Emerald Clinics (ASX:EMD) which has more than halved.

The company has moved little since the market crash in March despite making major forays into overseas markets in recent months.

2020’s three buy now pay later IPOs are surprise inclusions on the laggards list.

Despite the solid performance of companies already listed, Zebit (ASX:ZBT) is down 40 per cent, Payright (ASX:PYR) down 17 per cent and Laybuy (ASX:LBY) down 8 per cent.

Other laggards include lender Plenti (ASX:PLT), food deliverer Youfoodz (ASX:YFZ) and Thailand focused tungsten and lithium play Pan Asia Metals (ASX:PAM).