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Average IPO return in the United States in 2018, by sector
U.S. average IPO return in 2018, by sector
Consumer staples was the best sector for an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States in 2018, with an average return of 30.4 percent. The lowest returns were in the utilities sector, where the average loss was 44.2 percent. Industrials did not fare much better, with an average loss of 43.7 percent.

What is an IPO?

An IPO is when a private company offers shares to the public for the first time through a stock exchange. Companies do this to raise money, but public companies are subject to more scrutiny, such as publishing quarterly reports for investors. There are also risks. As seen in this statistic, a bad IPO can result in significant losses for the investors.

Sector performance

As shown by the returns of the S&P 500 index, each sector is subject to its own fluctuations, independent of the business cycle. Also, there are other factors affecting company valuation and behavior of investors. As of January 2018, IPO of Alibaba Group holding was the largest IPO worldwide, with 21.77 billion U.S. dollars raised.
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Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

U.S. average IPO return in 2018, by sector
Consumer staples was the best sector for an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States in 2018, with an average return of 30.4 percent. The lowest returns were in the utilities sector, where the average loss was 44.2 percent. Industrials did not fare much better, with an average loss of 43.7 percent.

What is an IPO?

An IPO is when a private company offers shares to the public for the first time through a stock exchange. Companies do this to raise money, but public companies are subject to more scrutiny, such as publishing quarterly reports for investors. There are also risks. As seen in this statistic, a bad IPO can result in significant losses for the investors.

Sector performance

As shown by the returns of the S&P 500 index, each sector is subject to its own fluctuations, independent of the business cycle. Also, there are other factors affecting company valuation and behavior of investors. As of January 2018, IPO of Alibaba Group holding was the largest IPO worldwide, with 21.77 billion U.S. dollars raised.
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