IPOs

Will Uber ever be profitable?

A new year and new hope for Uber (Uber Stock Quote, Chart, News NYSE:UBER), which after a disappointing IPO last year has produced solid gains through the month of January. But it’s a puzzle of a company, says David Baskin of Baskin Wealth Management, in that everyone loves using Uber but profita ...

The Metrics that Matter for Growth Stage Startups in 2020

Early lessons on SaaS metrics Early in my career in growth equity, I was (willingly) pulled into the rabbit hole of SaaS metrics. As strange as it might sound, the change of pace was actually refreshing to me, as SaaS metrics felt relatively straightforward at the time. No complex DCF or LBO models ...

Will your portfolio get jacked with Peloton?

A few years ago, I started working out. With high cholesterol running in my family and my body getting older, I decided it was time to start taking care of myself. I could never muster up the energy to go to a gym, so I enlisted a friend who would come to my house once a week and put me through my ...

Lightspeed POS is a stock to avoid, this investor says

Canadian tech newcomer Lightspeed POS (Lightspeed POS Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:LSPD) was one of the best IPOs in 2019 but the stock has been drifting along for a number of months now. Not a good sign, says Jeff Parent of CastleMoore Investment Counselling, who thinks that from a technical persp ...

Boring but useful information technologies

What are some information technologies that a value-focused CIO should keep talking about even though they’re not generating much buzz? In search of the latest and greatest technology developments or the latest over-valued technology of a pre-IPO unicorn, media pundits move on to new topics all to ...

SAUDI ARAMCO: WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL WITH THIS REALLY BIG DEAL

In this edition of Matco Insights, we take a closer look at the upcoming Saudi Aramco IPO while exploring some worthwhile market implications and considerations. More specifically, how could this potentially historic milestone within the energy sector impact the markets and your portfolio. Read mor ...

Slack Technologies is a long term hold, this fund manager says

Instant messaging software company Slack Technologies (Slack Technologies Stock Quote, Chart, News NYSE:WORK) is raising questions after a successful IPO this summer has turned sour as investors worry about Slack’s staying power versus the much larger Microsoft. For his part, portfolio manager Ki ...

Ryan Holmes exits as Hootsuite’s CEO

Ryan Holmes, the founder and current chief executive officer of Hootsuite has announced his exit as Hootsuite’s  CEO. Stepping down after almost 10 years as CEO, Holmes will be moving to the executive chairman position once the right person is chosen, he announced on Twitter today. Speaking to th ...

Spinoffs, Takeovers and Special Situations Hotline – Friday, November 1, 2019

GFL ENVIRONMENTAL INC. now plans to launch an initial public offering. The company will sell 87.6 million shares of its stock to the public. The final price has yet to be set, but will likely be between $20 U.S. and $24 U.S. A GFL IPO could raise as much as $2.1 billion U.S. The company […] The p ...

Shopify was lucky to IPO when it did, this fund manager says

If you bought the IPO, congratulations. But time’s up for Shopify (Shopify Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:SHOP). With the market’s growing indifference to tech IPOs south of the border, this Canadian success story had better start showing substantial profits pretty soon. So says money manager Dav ...