When BigCommerce, the Texas-based Shopify competitor, first announced an IPO price range, the numbers looked a little light.
With a range of just $ 18 to $ 20 per share, it appeared that the firm was targeting a valuation of around $ 1.18 billion to $ 1.31 billion. Given that BigCommerce had revenue of “between $ 35.5 million and $ 35.8 million” in Q2 2020, up a little over 30% from the year-ago period (and better margins than Shopify) its implied revenue multiple that its IPO price range indicated felt low.
At the time, TechCrunch wrote that “BigCommerce feels cheap at its current multiple,” and that if you added “recent market exuberance for cloud shares that we’ve see in other IPOs … it feels even more underpriced.”
Those feelings have been borne out. Today, BigCommerce announced a new, higher IPO price range. The firm now intends to price its IPO between $ 21 and $ 23 per share. Let’s calculate its new valuation, compare that to its preliminary Q2 results to get new multiples for the impending e-commerce software IPO, and figure how its most recent investors are set to fare in its impending debut.
By moving its pricing up from $ 18 to $ 20 to $ 21 to $ 23, BigCommerce boosted its IPO range by 16.7% at its lower end and 15% at the upper end. At its new prices BigCommerce is worth between $ 1.38 billion and $ 1.51 billion.