Due to high demand the Company behind fitness tracking, Fitbit, is raising the valuation to around 4, 3 billion. Congratulations!
It is an interesting IPO and the fundamentals of the company is also very promising. So this one will certainly have a good opening.
From the prospectus:
Our platform enables all types of people to get fit their own way, whatever their interests and goals. Our users range from people interested in improving their health and fitness through everyday activities to endurance athletes seeking to maximize their performance. To address this range of needs, we design our devices, apps, and services to be easy to use so that they fit seamlessly into peoples’ daily lives or activities. Our users can sync their Fitbit devices with, and view their dashboard on, their computers and over 150 mobile devices, including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone products. This broad compatibility, combined with our market-leading position, has enabled us to attract what we believe is the largest community of connected health and fitness device users. The size of our user community increases the likelihood that our users will be able to find and engage with friends and family, creating positive network effects that reinforce our growth and user retention. In addition, data from our large community enables us to enhance our product features, provide improved insights, and offer more valuable guidance for our users.
We have rapidly grown to become a leading global health and fitness brand. We sell our products in over 45,000 retail stores and in more than 50 countries, through our retailers’ websites, through our online store at Fitbit.com, and as part of our corporate wellness offering. Our broad distribution and market-leading connected health and fitness platform have driven significant growth since our founding. In 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, we had revenue of $14.5 million, $76.4 million, $271.1 million, and $745.4 million, respectively, net income (loss) of $(4.3) million, $(4.2) million, $(51.6) million, and $131.8 million, respectively, and adjusted EBITDA of $(4.0) million, $(2.4) million, $79.0 million, and $191.0 million, respectively. For the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2015, we had revenue of $108.8 million and $336.8 million, respectively, net income of $8.9 million and $48.0 million, respectively, and adjusted EBITDA of $42.0 million and $93.4 million, respectively. See the section titled “Selected Consolidated Financial and Other Data—Adjusted EBITDA” for information regarding our use of adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss). The number of devices we sold grew from 0.2 million in 2011, to 1.3 million in 2012, to 4.5 million in 2013, and to 10.9 million in 2014, and from 1.6 million in the three months ended March 31, 2014 to 3.9 million in the three months ended March 31, 2015. We also had 0.6 million, 2.6 million, 6.7 million, and 9.5 million paid active users as of December 31, 2012, 2013, and 2014, and March 31, 2015, respectively.