As expected, fintech company nCino has raised its IPO price range. The North Carolina-based banking software firm now expects to sell its shares for between $ 28 and $ 29 per share, far more than its initial price range of $ 22 to $ 24 per share.
At its $ 28 to $ 29 per-share price interval, nCino is worth $ 2.50 billion to $ 2.59 billion, sharply more than its preceding $ 1.96 billion to $ 2.14 billion range.
The valuation makes more sense for the company, given its growth rate, revenue scale and how the market is currently valuing similar companies. As TechCrunch wrote earlier this week, concerning the SaaS company’s scale and value (emphasis ours):
Annualizing the company’s Q1 (the April 30, 2020 period) revenue results, nCino’s $ 178.9 million run rate would give it a revenue multiple of 11x to 12x at its expected IPO prices, a somewhat modest result by current standards.
Indeed, as nCino grew about 50% from Q1 2019 to Q1 2020, it feels light. The firm’s GAAP losses are slim compared to revenue as well for a SaaS business, though the company’s operating cash burn did grow from $ 4.6 million in its fiscal year ending January 31, 2019 to $ 9 million in its next fiscal year. Its numbers are mostly good, with some less-than-perfect results. Still, given its growth rate, an 11x-12x revenue multiple feels modest; that figure rises, of course, if we use a trailing revenue figure instead of our annualized number.
It would not be a shock, then, if nCino targets a higher price interval for its shares before it formally prices.
With its new IPO price range, nCino’s implied revenue multiple is now 14x to 14.5x, figures that seem far closer to present-day norms.
Now the question for nCino, which is expected to price and trade next week, is whether it can price above its raised range. Given some recent historical precedent, a $ 1 per-share price beat above its raised interval would not be a shock.
nCino is one of two companies we’re currently tracking on its way to the public markets. The other is GoHealth, which is expected to go public around the same time. Expect next week to be chock-full of IPO news. Heading into earnings season no less!