Peter Thiel was one of the first bigger outside investors behind Facebook (FB), and have also co-founded PayPal (PYPL), and with Palantir as one of his strongest ventures as the Big Data market is expanding and gaining more on its value, Palantir IPO might be one of the biggest in 2019 alongside Uber.
In the meanwhile, the company announced cutting share prices for employees’ stock options, which means that employees will be able to purchase Palantir shares at 6$ per share as announced back at the end of January 2019, while investors will be dealing with different share prices that are still being kept private.
This data mining firm is said to have already spoken to Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse on the potential IPO in 2019, while the initial issuance for this company’s public offering is expected to take place in the second half of 2019.
The estimated value of Palantir upcoming IPO is set at tens of billions of dollars, while the IPO is yet to be confirmed officially. Estimates claim that Palantir IPO is valued between 30 and 40 billion dollars.
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What to Expect from Palantir IPO? Is Palantir Going Public in 2019
Palantir has been working with Big Data since 2003 and since then had earned a status of one of the top companies in the sector.
Based on the evaluations on the share price for employee options where one share is set at 6$, the total value of the company would be 11 billion investors, while the CEO of the company claims that the value of Palantir goes to 20 billion dollars based on revenues, profit and year to year reports.
On the other hand, according to Morgan Stanley the company could be valued at 41 billion dollars, while venture capitalists are considering estimates anywhere from 4.4 billion dollars to 14 billion.
In the meanwhile, the exact date of issuing the IPO is not yet revealed, but according to the latest reports by the company’s representatives, Palantir could go public with an IPO in the second half of 2019, however under lower estimates in oppose to 41 billion dollars.
Going public in 2019, with a valuation as high as $41 billion
Chances are good that you’ve used or at least heard of Uber, Airbnb and Slack. That may not be the case for what is widely expected to be among the most valuable tech IPOs of 2018: Palantir Technologies. The WSJ reported that this data-mining titan, which it dubs “one of Silicon Valley’s most secretive companies,” may go public in 2019, with a valuation as high as $41 billion.
Co-founded in 2004 by PayPal alumnus Peter Thiel and CEO Alex Karp, Palantir “developed a suite of surveillance technologies that have reportedly been used by the military to hunt down Osama bin Laden, to avoid roadside bombs and by police departments to predict crimes before they happen,” Vanity Fair has written.
On the consumer side, Palantir is harnessing the power of big data to “comb through disparate data sources — financial documents, airline reservations, cellphone records, social media postings — and search for connections that human analysts might miss,” Bloomberg reported.
While much of Palantir’s operations remain shrouded in secrecy, in order to go public, Palantir must “issue a prospectus documenting its revenue and other internal metrics for potential shareholders, which could shed some light on that eye-popping valuation,” Vanity Fair noted.
Palantir is shifting its revenue stream from government to business
Palantir has been successfully shifting its revenue stream from government contracts to large business subscriptions. As a result, increased profitability could position Palantir in the next 12 months for one of the largest ever private tech IPOs, according to a new report from SharesPost.
Since 2017, Palantir has added new products and new customers, while expanding its geographic footprint and forming new strategic partnerships. As a result, the company’s enterprise business will likely account for more than 50 percent of overall revenue, a critical threshold as it approaches a public offering.
Global demand for Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics
“Palantir is benefitting from the strong, global demand for Business Intelligence (BI) and data analytics solutions,” said Managing Director Rohit Kulkarni, Head of Research for SharesPost, Inc. “Data increasingly powers the growth of large, sophisticated organizations, and Palantir stands to gain significantly from its leadership position.”
From a valuation standpoint, recent comparable IPOs of Big Data/Analytics firms have traded in the range of 7.0x to 8.0x of one-year forward revenues. At the same time, the valuation multiples of Big Data pure-play companies such as Tableau and Splunk have also risen over the past 12 months.
For Palantir to maintain or improve its last known valuation of $20 billion as it enters the public markets, the company needs to achieve either/all of these metrics: 1) 2019 net revenue at or above $2 billion; 2) 2019 net revenue growth rate exceeding 25 percent; 3) gross margins approaching 70 percent or higher; and 4) positive free cash flow.