There have been nearly as many new listings in 2021 than the previous two years combined.

2019 and 2020 saw just over 60 listings each, but even with a quarter still to go in 2021, this year has delivered 125 IPOs.

The average gain in 2021 of 28% is below both 2019 and 2020, which respectively delivered 35% and 41% returns to the end of those years.

However 2021 has delivered more ASX listings which gained 100% or more, as well as stocks gaining 200% or more than in the previous two years – 13 and 4 of them, respectively.

It has also seen more listings of $1 billion or more, with four this year and just two in 2020 with Pexa Group (ASX:PXA), Latitude Group (ASX:LFS), 29 Metals (ASX:29M) and Pepper Money (ASX:PPM) making up the large cap IPO list.

Here’s a list 2021’s ASX IPOs and how much they’ve gained or lost:

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More recently, two particular ASX listings in September stood out with post-IPO gains of more than 150%.

The first of these is Li-S Energy (ASX:LIS) which is aiming more durable and better performing lithium batteries.

The second is  Zoom2u Technologies (ASX:Z2U) which is a logistics software stock connecting its customers to drivers.

But the best performing stock is Kuniko (ASX:KKI) which is up nearly ten fold since listing.

Kuniko is a spin off from Vulcan Energy (ASX:VUL) – holding former flagship assets of Vulcan’s when it was a base metals explorer named Koppar Resources.

Taking silver and bronze spots are uranium explorer uranium play 92 Energy (ASX:92E) with a 250% gain, and battery metals play Balkan Mining (ASX:BMM) with a 240% gain.

At the other end of the scale are fintech Propell (ASX:PHL) and HR tech company Hiremii (ASX:HMI) which have both halved since listing.

Upcoming listings

The ASX lists a further 27 companies scheduled to list in the next few weeks, most of which are resources.

The next stock to list will be West Cobar Metals (ASX:WC1) which is a gold and base metals explorer focused on the Cobar region in NSW.

One of the more notable listings later in October is Minerals 260 (ASX:MI6) which is a spin off of Liontown’s (ASX:LTR) gold, nickel and copper assets.

Yet the biggest listing, by new capital raised, will be Austral Resources (ASX:AR1) which is listing in early November and raising $30 million.

While many of the ASX’s upcoming listings are explorers, AR1 — a Queensland focused copper play — is almost at the production stage and is hoping its IPO will allow it to kick things off, although it will also be conducting further exploration work at its landholding.