Posts Tagged ‘Software’

DataDog Delivers Clarity

DataDog (DDOG) priced their IPO last night above the increased range at $27. Shares will begin trading today. Despite some broad selling in “high growth software stocks” today we expect the shares to do very well. Perhaps too well for investors to make any money after the open. DataDog is in the “next generation monitoring”…

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Dynatrace – The new kid in application performance management

Dynatrace (NYSE: DT) is coming public this week. They are in the application performance (APM) space which has been around forever but becomes ever more complex as technology advances and more pieces are added into the computing mix. The challenge scales in a non-linear fashion so every so often brand new tools are needed. In…

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Customer Centric Operations with Medallia

Medallia (MDLA)  joins the red-hot “New Enterprise SaaS” group with their IPO this week. They sit at the high end of the “customer management” space which has companies like Qualtrics (acquired by SAP during their IPO for $8B). Increasing recognition of this space may also be good for lower-end players like SurveyMonkey (SVMK). The whole…

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CrowdStrike Continues the Software Winning Streak

It’s been a hot market for “New Enterprise SaaS” companies and CrowdStrike (CRWD) has added fuel to the fire by pricing their IPO last night at $34 – that compares to the original $19-23 filing range! CrowdStrike has certainly positioned themselves aggressively as the “new enterprise cloud” for information security. By doing so they put…

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Zoom Video Technology

This Thursday Zoom Video (NYSE: $ZM) will debut into a red-hot market for enterprise SaaS companies. The most recent, PagerDuty (NYSE: $PD) filed at $19-21, priced at $24 and is now trading close to $40/share. That’s about 25x trailing sales of $118M. That one is hard to buy at these prices. And if Zoom wasn’t…

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Weaponized Analytics?

This week the deal we are digging into is Anaplan (NYSE: $PLAN) which priced last night at $17, well above the proposed range of $13-15. It’s a good old-fashioned enterprise SaaS company at the highest end of the “enterprise performance management” segment. Earlier this year we saw Adaptive Insights ($ADIN) get snatched from the IPO…

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Super Elastic Bubble Plastic

The Elastic IPO (NYSE: ESTC) will price tonight. The price was bumped up to $33-35 but given the company position in software infrastructure the shares should still perform well from that level. We have our summary comments below but investors in this one will want to review the ESTC prospectus and read our transcript of…

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Twillo looks to join Apigee in the API software space

There are lots of eyes on the Twilio TWLO IPO this week. It’s scheduled to price tonight. So far the IPO market in 2016 has been dominated by healthcare deals. Normally we tend to have a more balanced mix with more technology deals like Twilio. As a private company Twilio received quite a bit of VC…

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Proofpoint (PFPT) IPO Note

Proofpoint recently priced their IPO above the $10-12 range at $13 and has held together well in the aftermarket where it’s trading at $13.77. We’re actively covering much of the information security space because it is so critical to consumer internet use, mobile computing and enterprise data and information management. We’ve just published a brief…

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Broadsoft – No bargain at $9

June, 2010 Broadsoft is a deal that reminds of a prior offering back in 1999 (also from Goldman, if memory serves) that went by the name of Portal Software. It was a similar story and ended up doing well for a while until investors realized how little growth there really was in the business. Ultimately,…

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