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Major IPOs expected in late-2019 or 2020

So far this year, we have seen some high-profile companies hitting the stock markets including Uber (NYSE: UBER), Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT), Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND), CloudStrike (NASDAQ: CRWD) and Pinterest (NYSE: PINS). We are not done yet; there are still more interesting public listings that are likely to take place later this year or next year.

Let’s take a quick look at those.

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Postmates

According to the latest reports, Postmates will file its IPO paperwork next month, with the market debut expected by the end of the third quarter. The food delivery firm’s IPO plans have been delayed by its attempt to merge with peer firm DoorDash.

However, that deal ultimately didn’t materialize, with DoorDash buying Caviar, anther delivery service provider from Square (NYSE: SQ).

Postmates currently has a valuation of $1.85 billion, including the latest round of funding of $681 million earlier this year.

Aramco

After multiple delays, Saudi Arabia-based Aramco may finally hit the stock markets later this year or next year. As part of this move, the state-owned oil mammoth earlier this month revealed its half-year results for the first time.  

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Aramco, known as one of the most profitable companies in the world, reported net income of $46.9 billion for the six-month period, which was down 12% year-over-year due to a decline in oil prices. As of now, Aramco plans to publically list only 5% stake in the firm.

Palantir

This 16-year-old big data company founded by Peter Thiel is regarded as one of the most successful tech start-ups, with a client list that boasts of the Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Defense, as well as private players including Airbus and Merck (NYSE: MRK).

Valued at roughly $6 billion, the company reportedly had almost $1 billion in revenues in 2018, 40% higher than 2017. Though the company has not reported a profit, it has been quickly cutting down on losses over the past few years.

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Palantir has been taking its own time preparing for the IPO, but when it does finally go public, Wall Street expects it to be massive.

Didi Chuxing

While there has been no confirmation of an IPO from the rival of Uber of Lyft, rumors have been making rounds for some time now. Recently, in what seems to be a business streamlining step, the Chinese firm jettisoned its self-driving unit as a separate company.

This would help Didi Chuxing focus on its core ride-hailing business without worrying about its cash-hungry sister business. Notably, this is exactly what Uber did just before it made its stock floatation.

Cloudflare

Like Palantir, Cloudflare is expected to receive an overwhelming response when it debuts on the stock market, thanks to its impressive revenue growth over the past two years, as well as past collaborations with leading tech firms including Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL).

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The company, which makes sure websites run smoothly without any downtime, has however recently suffered two major outages, hurting its reputation.  The company filed its initial public offering last week.

Airbnb

Airbnb’s IPO has been long overdue, but the hospitality firm insists that it is on track to go public. Unlike most other tech unicorns, Airbnb is cash-rich and had $3.5 billion in its reserves at the end of the first quarter.

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The company had also reported a 31% growth in gross bookings to $9.4 billion, as well as a 40% increase in revenues during this period.

The latest reports suggest that the IPO may be further pushed down to 2020, but with those impressive figures, it should be worth the wait.    

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