Public Markets Startups, Sprout Social Set Pricing Ranges Ahead Of IPO

Payment software company and social media management startup Sprout Social have both set their price ranges between $16 and $18 per share ahead of their public debuts next week.

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The two companies are among the last wave of startups to go public this year, with both and Sprout Social offering about 8.8 million shares. is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 12 and Sprout Social on Nasdaq on Dec. 13.

Crunchbase News covered and Sprout Social’s financial results when they filed their initial S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You can read more about the companies here and here.

But as a recap, reported about $35.2 million in total revenue for the third quarter of 2019, showing almost 57 percent year-over-year growth. During the third quarter of this year, the company also recorded $5.7 million in net losses, which was a 544 percent increase from the same period last year. That’s a big jump, but, as we noted previously, $5.7 million in quarterly losses for a SaaS company with gross margins that are above 70 percent isn’t a lot.

As for Sprout Social, its revenue for the first three quarters of 2019 was about $74.6 million, an increase from $56.6 million during the same period the year prior. Its losses are also mounting, from a net loss of $17 million in the first three quarters of 2018 to a net loss of $20.9 million during the same period this year.

More when the prices are set and trading begins.

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