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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Company ASX code IPO status Focus Fund raising Issue price
AltoStratos ATO Withdrawn Supply chain delivery technology $16-$25m 40c
Australian Family Lawyers AFL Offer closes April 29; Listing set for May 10 Law firm $4-$6.5m 20c
Australian Industrial Minerals AAM Withdrawn Industrial minerals $5m 25c
Australian Nutrition & Sports AN1 Was due to list Apr 3; ASIC has issued an interim stop notice Dairy formula $5-$8m 20c
AXS Group AXS Offer date extended to April 19; Listing date extended to April 26 Software provider to the finance, insurance and funds sector $7m 25c
Carnaby Resources - Prospectus not yet issued; Considering listing in 2019 Gold - -
Expose Resources EXX Listing date extended to April 10 Gold $4.5m 20c
Frugl Pre-IPO funding; planning listing Grocery price comparison - -
Gold Tiger Resources GRA Offer closing May 10; Listing planned for May 22 Gold $4-$5m 20c
irexchange IRX Withdrawn Retail tech $17.5m 90c
Jobstore Group JOB Was due to list Dec 5 AI-powered recruitment $6.6-8m 20c
Koligo Therapeutics KOL Closing date extended to April 23; Listing date extended to May 7 Regenerative medicine $6-$7m 20c
Life360 360 Offer due to close May 8; Listing penned in for May 17 Location-based services applications $145.43m $4.79
Melior Resources Seeking ASX-listing in 2019 Mineral sands $5m
Powerwrap PWL Offer closes May 3; Due to list May 23 Investment software platform $17.4m 35c
Rolek Resources RLK Backdoor listing cancelled Manganese $5m 2c
Trigg Mining TMG Due to list June 28 Potash $4.5m 20c
Viva Leisure VVA Offer opens May 13; Due to list June 7 Health 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 Date ASX Code Company IPO Price Price May 7 (Intra-Day) Percentage Change
01/29/2019 SPT Splitit Payments 0.2 1.04 4.2
02/13/2019 UWL Uniti Wireless 0.25 0.845 2.38
09/21/2018 AGH Althea Group Holdings 0.2 0.565 1.825
04/18/2019 NXS Next Science 1 2.47 1.47
10/15/2018 SMX Security Matters 0.2 0.475 1.375
12/28/2018 AMS Atomos 0.41 0.96 1.34146341463
07/18/2018 KTD Keytone Dairy Corp 0.2 0.46 1.3
12/18/2018 EX1 Exopharm 0.2 0.425 1.125
12/19/2018 LIT LN Litigation Capital Management 52 109 1.09615384615
03/29/2019 EOF Ecofibre 1 2.06 1.06
02/22/2019 MPH Mediland Pharm 0.2 0.37 0.85
12/13/2018 EMV EMvision Medical Devices 0.25 0.395 0.58
05/16/2018 S66 Star Combo Pharma 0.5 0.7 0.4
05/29/2018 PYG PayGroup 0.5 0.7 0.4
07/20/2018 CXL Calix 0.53 0.72 0.358490566038
12/12/2018 HMD HeraMED 0.2 0.255 0.275
07/30/2018 CR1 Constellation Resources 0.2 0.245 0.225
08/20/2018 NIC Nickel Mines 0.35 0.42 0.2
03/09/2018 STN Saturn Metals 0.2 0.24 0.2
11/14/2018 HM1 Hearts and Minds Investments 2.5 2.9 0.16
05/25/2018 CPV Clearvue Technologies 0.2 0.23 0.15
05/07/2019 MRZ Mont Royal Resources 0.2 0.23 0.15
04/17/2019 RDY Readytech Holdings 1.51 1.73 0.145695364238
12/14/2018 YRL Yandal Resources 0.2 0.21 0.05
02/14/2019 A1G African Gold 0.2 0.2 0
03/07/2019 CBY Canterbury Resources 0.3 0.3 0
07/09/2018 PGX Primero Group 0.4 0.385 -0.0375
08/15/2018 TMR Tempus Resources 0.2 0.19 -0.05
11/30/2018 RDC Redcape Hotel Group 1.13 1.065 -0.0575221238938
10/12/2018 TGF Tribeca Global Natural Resources 2.5 2.3 -0.08
09/11/2018 HLA Healthia 1 0.9 -0.1
11/29/2018 NWM Norwest Minerals 0.2 0.18 -0.1
07/13/2018 VEA Viva Energy Group 2.5 2.19 -0.124
06/22/2018 WGB WAM Global 2.2 1.91 -0.131818181818
09/12/2018 14D 1414 Degrees 0.35 0.295 -0.157142857143
07/05/2018 RMY RMA Global 0.25 0.2 -0.2
05/30/2018 KRX Koppar Resources 0.2 0.16 -0.2
07/27/2018 NSB NeuroScientific Biopharmaceuti 0.2 0.16 -0.2
03/16/2018 EM2 Eagle Mountain Mining 0.2 0.155 -0.225
04/18/2018 JMS Jupiter Mines 0.4 0.3075 -0.23125
12/13/2018 TYM Tymlez Group 0.22 0.165 -0.25
07/06/2018 WOA Wide Open Agriculture 0.2 0.15 -0.25
08/24/2018 KWR Kingwest Resources 0.2 0.15 -0.25
10/17/2018 ID8 Identitii 0.75 0.55 -0.266666666667
09/17/2018 VEN Vintage Energy 0.2 0.145 -0.275
12/05/2018 CRS Caprice Resources 0.2 0.145 -0.275
10/23/2018 CRN Coronado Global Resources 4 2.885 -0.27875
10/19/2018 QEM QEM 0.2 0.14 -0.3
09/21/2018 AR9 Archtis 0.2 0.13 -0.35
05/14/2018 ED1 Evans Dixon 2.5 1.6 -0.36
10/31/2018 WWG Wiseway Group 0.5 0.3 -0.4
05/29/2018 GAL Galileo Mining 0.2 0.12 -0.4
06/13/2018 VN8 Vonex 0.2 0.12 -0.4
09/13/2018 ARN Aldoro Resources 0.2 0.115 -0.425
02/19/2019 CLB Candy Club Holdings 0.2 0.1 -0.5
10/02/2018 SGI Stealth Global Holdings 0.2 0.097 -0.515
04/16/2018 MKG Mako Gold 0.2 0.095 -0.525
12/20/2018 FIJ Fiji Kava 0.2 0.085 -0.575
11/30/2018 NVU Nanoveu 0.2 0.081 -0.595
11/08/2018 GSM Golden State Mining 0.2 0.08 -0.6
07/26/2018 RFR Rafaella Resources 0.2 0.07 -0.65
11/07/2018 MOH Moho Resources 0.2 0.07 -0.65
04/11/2018 DXN Data Exchange Network /The 0.2 0.067 -0.665
06/21/2018 RZI Raiz Invest 1.8 0.53 -0.705555555556
08/16/2018 SLZ Sultan Resources 0.2 0.056 -0.72
06/19/2018 B2Y Bounty Mining 0.35 0.076 -0.782857142857
04/27/2018 SIL Smiles Inclusive 1 0.14 -0.86
07/02/2018 ACT Actcelerate International Group 0.1 0
08/30/2018 CM1 Coolgardie Minerals (In administration) 0.2 0
02/05/2019 SPS SEnterpriSYS 0.1 0