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- Peloton erased more than $900 million in investor capital on Thursday after its initial public offering on the Nasdaq.
- The company’s stock opened at $27, which was 6.9% lower than its offer price of $29.
- That marked the third-worst trading debut for a mega-IPO since the financial crisis a decade ago.
- Peloton wound up closing 11% lower on the day, at $25.76.
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Peloton wiped out more than $900 million in investor wealth on Thursday after its initial public offering on the Nasdaq.
The connected-fitness company sold 40 million shares for $29 each, raising nearly $1.2 billion in new funding through the initial public offering. The shares closed down about 11% at the end of the trading day, slumping to $25.76 per share.
The stock started trading at $27, which was 6.9% below its offer price. That marked the third-worst trading debut for a mega-IPO since the financial crisis a decade ago, trailing only SmileDirectClub and ADT.
Peloton joins a slew of unprofitable unicorns now trading on public markets. Uber and Lyft, two of the largest companies to go public this year, have both fallen below their IPO prices as they struggle to turn a profit.
The company sells $2,000 stationary bikes and livestreamed-exercise-class subscriptions, and has more than 500,000 customers. Peloton brought in $915 million in sales year to date, with losses hitting $245.7 million in the same time frame.
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