Gold hopeful Mont Royal Resources (ASX:MRZ) has landed safely on the ASX, trading as high as 17.5 per cent above its IPO price on its first day of public life.

The junior explorer closed the day out at 23.5c, with more than 1.1 million shares changing hands in 82 trades during the session.

Mont Royal raised $5m at 20c a share in its IPO and lit up the boards at 11.30am on Tuesday, immediately trading at a 15 per cent premium.

The company has two gold exploration assets – the Edjudina project located 170km north-west of Kalgoorlie in WA, and an option on the Yule River project about 40km from Port Hedland in WA’s Pilbara region.

One of the company’s directors is Michael O’Keeffe – the key man in Riversdale Mining, a coal explorer, sold to Rio Tinto for $4 billion, and more recently a key player in Riversdale Resources, a Canadian coal project developer acquired for $600m by Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart.

READ: Stockhead columnist Tim Treadgold’s take on Mont Royal

Mont Royal is one of the lucky ones to make it onto the ASX because with only one quarter remaining for FY19, the outlook is not good for successful IPOs, raised capital and de-listings, according to the ASX’s latest monthly figures.

Over 90 new companies have been admitted to the ASX, and only 11 since the start of the calendar year. That’s compared with 113 listings this time last year.

Meanwhile, there have been 109 companies removed from the ASX, compared with 73 de-listings at this time last year.

The latest company to throw its hat into the ring for an ASX listing is health club operator Viva Leisure, which has just launched a $20m IPO.

The company, which has clubs in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales, is aiming for a June 7 debut. The good news for Viva is its IPO is fully underwritten.

Viva opened its first health club in 2004 and now operates 29 clubs.

It plans to acquire three additional clubs once it is listed and will open another 16 this year.

On listing, Viva expects to have a market cap of $52.6m and plans to start paying dividends from FY21.

Chairman Bruce Glanville said Viva’s dividend policy is to return between 40 and 60 per cent of net profit after tax back to shareholders.

Here’s a list of upcoming floats:

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CompanyASX codeIPO statusFocusFund raisingIssue price
AltoStratosATOWithdrawnSupply chain delivery technology$16-$25m40c
Australian Family LawyersAFLOffer closes April 29; Listing set for May 10Law firm$4-$6.5m20c
Australian Industrial MineralsAAMWithdrawnIndustrial minerals$5m25c
Australian Nutrition & SportsAN1Was due to list Apr 3; ASIC has issued an interim stop noticeDairy formula$5-$8m20c
AXS GroupAXSOffer date extended to April 19; Listing date extended to April 26Software provider to the finance, insurance and funds sector$7m25c
Carnaby Resources-Prospectus not yet issued; Considering listing in 2019Gold--
Expose ResourcesEXXListing date extended to April 10Gold$4.5m20c
Frugl Pre-IPO funding; planning listingGrocery price comparison --
Gold Tiger ResourcesGRAOffer closing May 10; Listing planned for May 22Gold$4-$5m20c
irexchangeIRXWithdrawnRetail tech$17.5m90c
Jobstore GroupJOBWas due to list Dec 5AI-powered recruitment$6.6-8m20c
Koligo TherapeuticsKOLClosing date extended to April 23; Listing date extended to May 7Regenerative medicine$6-$7m20c
Life360360Offer due to close May 8; Listing penned in for May 17Location-based services applications$145.43m$4.79
Melior ResourcesSeeking ASX-listing in 2019Mineral sands$5m
PowerwrapPWLOffer closes May 3; Due to list May 23Investment software platform$17.4m35c
Rolek ResourcesRLKBackdoor listing cancelledManganese$5m2c
Trigg MiningTMGDue to list June 28Potash$4.5m20c
Viva LeisureVVAOffer opens May 13; Due to list June 7Health club operator$20m$1

Over 60 per cent of the companies that have listed in the past year have lost between 3 and 86 per cent of their value.

There are about 23 companies that have done quite well, growing their value by between 5 and 420 per cent.

Buy now, pay later stock Splitit (ASX:SPT) still leads the pack, jumping 420 per cent to $1.04 since it made its debut in late January.

Bacteria fighter Next Science (ASX:NXS) has had also had a nice run since it lit up the boards in mid-April.

The company has rallied 147 per cent to $2.47.

Another recent debutante, Ecofibre (ASX:EOF) – which was the ASX’s first cannabis IPO of 2019 – has more than doubled its share price to $2.06 since it listed in late March.

Here’s a list of IPO performances over the past year:

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Listing DateASX CodeCompanyIPO PricePrice May 7 (Intra-Day)Percentage Change
01/29/2019SPT Splitit Payments
02/13/2019UWL Uniti Wireless 0.250.8452.38
09/21/2018AGH Althea Group Holdings 0.20.5651.825
04/18/2019NXS Next Science 12.471.47
10/15/2018SMX Security Matters 0.20.4751.375
12/28/2018AMS Atomos 0.410.961.34146341463
07/18/2018KTD Keytone Dairy Corp 0.20.461.3
12/18/2018EX1 Exopharm 0.20.4251.125
12/19/2018LIT LNLitigation Capital Management521091.09615384615
03/29/2019EOF Ecofibre 12.061.06
02/22/2019MPH Mediland Pharm 0.20.370.85
12/13/2018EMV EMvision Medical Devices 0.250.3950.58
05/16/2018S66 Star Combo Pharma
05/29/2018PYG PayGroup
07/20/2018CXL Calix 0.530.720.358490566038
12/12/2018HMD HeraMED 0.20.2550.275
07/30/2018CR1 Constellation Resources 0.20.2450.225
08/20/2018NIC Nickel Mines 0.350.420.2
03/09/2018STN Saturn Metals
11/14/2018HM1 Hearts and Minds Investments
05/25/2018CPV Clearvue Technologies
05/07/2019MRZ Mont Royal Resources
04/17/2019RDY Readytech Holdings 1.511.730.145695364238
12/14/2018YRL Yandal Resources
02/14/2019A1G African Gold 0.20.20
03/07/2019CBY Canterbury Resources 0.30.30
07/09/2018PGX Primero Group 0.40.385-0.0375
08/15/2018TMR Tempus Resources 0.20.19-0.05
11/30/2018RDC Redcape Hotel Group1.131.065-0.0575221238938
10/12/2018TGF Tribeca Global Natural Resources2.52.3-0.08
09/11/2018HLA Healthia 10.9-0.1
11/29/2018NWM Norwest Minerals 0.20.18-0.1
07/13/2018VEA Viva Energy Group 2.52.19-0.124
06/22/2018WGB WAM Global 2.21.91-0.131818181818
09/12/201814D 1414 Degrees 0.350.295-0.157142857143
07/05/2018RMY RMA Global 0.250.2-0.2
05/30/2018KRX Koppar Resources 0.20.16-0.2
07/27/2018NSB NeuroScientific Biopharmaceuti0.20.16-0.2
03/16/2018EM2 Eagle Mountain Mining 0.20.155-0.225
04/18/2018JMS Jupiter Mines 0.40.3075-0.23125
12/13/2018TYM Tymlez Group 0.220.165-0.25
07/06/2018WOA Wide Open Agriculture 0.20.15-0.25
08/24/2018KWR Kingwest Resources 0.20.15-0.25
10/17/2018ID8 Identitii 0.750.55-0.266666666667
09/17/2018VEN Vintage Energy 0.20.145-0.275
12/05/2018CRS Caprice Resources 0.20.145-0.275
10/23/2018CRN Coronado Global Resources 42.885-0.27875
10/19/2018QEM QEM 0.20.14-0.3
09/21/2018AR9 Archtis 0.20.13-0.35
05/14/2018ED1 Evans Dixon 2.51.6-0.36
10/31/2018WWG Wiseway Group 0.50.3-0.4
05/29/2018GAL Galileo Mining 0.20.12-0.4
06/13/2018VN8 Vonex 0.20.12-0.4
09/13/2018ARN Aldoro Resources 0.20.115-0.425
02/19/2019CLB Candy Club Holdings 0.20.1-0.5
10/02/2018SGI Stealth Global Holdings 0.20.097-0.515
04/16/2018MKG Mako Gold 0.20.095-0.525
12/20/2018FIJ Fiji Kava 0.20.085-0.575
11/30/2018NVU Nanoveu 0.20.081-0.595
11/08/2018GSM Golden State Mining 0.20.08-0.6
07/26/2018RFR Rafaella Resources 0.20.07-0.65
11/07/2018MOH Moho Resources 0.20.07-0.65
04/11/2018DXN Data Exchange Network /The0.20.067-0.665
06/21/2018RZI Raiz Invest 1.80.53-0.705555555556
08/16/2018SLZ Sultan Resources 0.20.056-0.72
06/19/2018B2Y Bounty Mining 0.350.076-0.782857142857
04/27/2018SIL Smiles Inclusive 10.14-0.86
07/02/2018ACT Actcelerate International Group0.10
08/30/2018CM1 Coolgardie Minerals (In administration)0.20
02/05/2019SPS SEnterpriSYS 0.10