This Is How Much "Net Income" Today's Four IPOs Generated Last Year

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Earlier today, four "buzzing" US-based IPOs priced, raising hundreds of millions in cash, namely GrubHub ($193 million), OPower ($116 million), Five9 ($70 million), and Corium ($52 million), for a grand total of nearly half a billion in proceeds. So how much actual net income do these supposedly post-VC stage companies generate? Instead of boring readers with more numbers, here is a simple chart.

Well... there's always "groath."

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Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:04 | 4625092 Two-bits
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Strong buy.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:08 | 4625105 Skateboarder
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Left axis needs 10^6 multiplier. Surely they didn't raise $420 and spend it on booze and weed. Oh wait, they probably did.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:11 | 4625113 Two-bits
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You might be right; the IPO names do sound a bit like Marijuana strains.


'Let me get a 1/4 of that OPower"

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:24 | 4625169 smlbizman
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beanie babys, tulips, and pump and dump...same as it ever was..

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:32 | 4625221 Two-bits
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Hell man, beanie babies are looking good compared to dollar denominated debt right now.  


Plus, they look innocuous. Even when stuffed with silver.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:38 | 4625253 max2205
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When does POMO start?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:13 | 4625396 furgheddubouddit
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Janet Yellen's printed dollars hard at work.

Oh well, never mind.

Plenty more where that came from.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:15 | 4625130 alphamentalist
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Aggressive hold. Tell your friends.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:05 | 4625094 pods
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Deja vu all over again.

Do any of these use a sock puppet as a mascot by chance?


Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:04 | 4625566 Bangin7GramRocks
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It's all about clicks and shit. Know what I'm sayin'?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:40 | 4626691 Pool Shark
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"Do any of these use a sock puppet as a mascot by chance?"

I was thinking more along the lines of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog:

"Hey, that's a nice business model,... FOR ME TO POOP ON!"


Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:06 | 4625096 LawsofPhysics
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What about the income of all those venture capitalists...

The public market is long dead, unfortunately, these fuckers still have access to the printer and the taxpayer's blood in order to keep their dark pools of wealth whole.


Please let the whole shit-show just fucking die already.


Full faith and credit motherfuckers...

i.e. no faith=no more fucking credit...

tick tock...

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:16 | 4625138 Skateboarder
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LoP, I happened to watch a half hour teevee program yesterday. Three different versions appeared, advertisements for the "Square" card-reader / payment processing app for the iDrone. "Now you can just pay each other with credit!"

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:46 | 4625501 atomp
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On top of the transaction fee, when does it start automatically deducting sales tax, income tax, environments fees from your proceeds? Credit? Yeah, right.  More like low frequency skimming.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:23 | 4625165 BandGap
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D-day already happened.

You think there's still hope?


Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:35 | 4625236 Bastiat
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Great series. So was the Pacific but it makes BoB look cheery.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:06 | 4625099 Z_End
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Seems legit...

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:57 | 4625327 Aknownymouse
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The market is now a huge GrubHub

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:06 | 4625101 nickels
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Ms. Yellen, you have a call from a Mr. Icarus on line one.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:37 | 4625242 Bastiat
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That's Mr. Yellen -- Obama said so.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:09 | 4625108 oklaboy
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calling Doctor Moe,calling Doctor Larry, calling  Doctor Curley!!!!!!!........

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:27 | 4625186 ParkAveFlasher
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We get Shemp'd.  In fact, Yellen looks like Shemp.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:33 | 4625230 thamnosma
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Actually it's Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:59 | 4625334 detached.amusement
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Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe...

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:11 | 4625114 Smegley Wanxalot
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They are actually outperforming my expectations.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:11 | 4625117 Clowns on Acid
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The market is smellin' like Yellen.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:14 | 4625125 alangreedspank
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Raise. The. Goddamn. Fed. Funds. Rate.... High.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:17 | 4625140 disabledvet
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Perfect time to start driving those rates down.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:19 | 4625146 Bearwagon
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Hmm  ... "Corium" ... that rings a bell ...

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:37 | 4625247 Bastiat
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That's the secret name of the JPM derviatives portfolio. 

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:47 | 4626112 NaN
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There's an idea! Name your company after the scariest, uncontrolled nuclear waste phenomenon. Good thing the general public has no idea.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:21 | 4625151 Crash Overide
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Standard setup for HFT muppet pump and dump.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:26 | 4625158 SheepDog-One
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'GrubHub', a middle man food delivery driver service is worth $193 million dollars? I'm sorry, that's just pure nonsense.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:28 | 4625656 sessinpo
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SheepDog-One        'GrubHub', a middle man food delivery driver service is worth $193 million dollars? I'm sorry, that's just pure nonsense.


Of course it's pure nonsense, the IPO is worth over $2 Billion. AThe $193 million was net income. Income versus worth are different things.

But I agree with you. The company isn't worth shit. It is interesting the private equity firms sold over half of their holdings. Get out  and get your money while you can.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:26 | 4625177 jtlien
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Back in the 1980's I worked in a Silicon Valley startup doing computer stuff.  We had a pretty good year of sales and actually showed a profit for a quarter.   We were all hopeing that the stock could go public, but we were told again and again that the underwriters, SEC, NASDAQ etc all wanted 3 consecutive quarters of profits before going public.   Those were the RULES back then.   I'm not sure even AMZN would qualify today.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:28 | 4625192 eddiebe
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Like they say: A rising tide lifts all boats. However, then again, comes a point in time, that a lot of us are waiting for....

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:28 | 4625194 LooseLee
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...Ha, ha. Just more concrete evidence the so-called-bulltard 'investor' is the dumbest of the bunch and on the lower rungs of evolution...

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:29 | 4625196 Hongcha
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It was fourteen years ago today

Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play ...

I am definitely better-positioned than I was in the Spring of 2000; but not short.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:29 | 4625205 Hero Protagonist
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Party like it's 1999!

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:35 | 4625235 thamnosma
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Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:36 | 4625239 NOTaREALmerican
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Sure, but did anybody apply the 1st rule of bullshit to these valuations?

I think not.

The 1st rule of bullshit:  X + bullshit = $ ** bullshit.

So,   X (Being stocks) + bullshit (dude, like, dude this is, like, dude...  come-on dude, you can't lose) = cha-CHING!!!

If you don't factor in bullshit you can't understand anything males do.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:39 | 4625254 Bastiat
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That's pretty funny.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:00 | 4625257 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Corium is probably the only one that has a chance in hell of making it on it's own or getting absorbed into a larger pharmaceutical company assuming they have patents on their delivery systems.

Corium International plans to raise up to $50 million in an IPO to help with its efforts to develop patches used in drug delivery.

The Menlo Park company led by CEO Peter Staple adapts its technology to help deliver drugs developed by five partners, two of which have made it to the U.S. market. They are a clonidine patch developed with Teva Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of hypertension and ADHD and a Fentanyl patch developed with Par Pharmaceuticals for treatment of chronic pain.

It also developed a tooth whitening system with Proctor & Gamble that is on the market.

Corium revenue rose from $35.7 million in 2012 to $37.7 million in 2013. During that time its net loss more than doubled from $5.4 million to $13.9 million.

The company has publicly disclosed about $40 million in venture funding, including money from Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, which holds about a 56 percent stake in Corium.


All it takes is one major pharmaceutical company to sign on or absorb them into the belly of the beast outright. That revenue loss maybe largely nothing more than them pumping money into R&D for these products and now is when the R.O.I. comes into play. I'm no investor but if you are playing the rigged casino this one may have some real potential and fundamentals going for it if it's product delivery system is solid. Do your own research first.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:40 | 4625262 Totentänzerlied
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FYI: Unlike GrubHub, Five9, and OPower, Corium actually makes something (needle-free transdermal drug delivery products).

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:44 | 4625269 exartizo
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its a disgusting racket.

(tell us how you *REALLY* feel about it.)

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:45 | 4625274 Puncher75
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Now that graph show some real "potential".

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:46 | 4625277 fockewulf190
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Expecting every single CEO/insider to cash out ASAP and start fighting the Chinese over at Zillow...laughing all the way.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:47 | 4625283 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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A little bit on Opower also.


Growing up

I know Yates less well, but he’s been the CEO that’s helped usher the company to where it is today. Opower has been so successful because they started off by building relationships with utilities back in their early days and started selling them something that was low cost and easy to use compared to competitors. Opower’s inaugural product was software that would take the energy data of utilities’ customers and create a detailed itemized bill that was mailed to the customer. Using behavioral analytics, the bills would include happy and unhappy faces and other techniques to shame or encourage the customer to reduce their energy consumption.

The reason a utility would buy this service is because collectively reducing the energy demand of customers is a much more low cost way to meet demand than to build new power generation. And for utilities that operate in states, like California, that need to reduce their customers’ energy consumption to meet state mandates, Opower works for that, too.

But now Opower has built out a comprehensive software-as-a-service product for their almost 100 utility customers who have stuck with them along the way. Not only do they do the mailed detailed reports, they also deliver much of their behavioral analytics and recommendations over utility websites, via emails and via text messages. They also have newer software products, including smart thermostat software that can control thermostats remotely (like Nest with regular connected thermostats) and a demand response platform. Demand response is when a utility turns down collective customer energy consumption remotely when energy demand on the grid spikes (like a hot summer afternoon).


You can read the rest of the fluff piece but I think people get the general idea.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:52 | 4625302 adr
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So the utility will automatically reduce my thermostat so they can continue to let the welfare fuck on HEAP heat their home to 85° in the winter and cool to 65° in the summer?

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