- Casper plans to raise as much as $US182.4 million in its IPO, according to a Monday SEC filing.
- The online mattress retailer expects to sell 9.6 million shares at between $US17 and $US19 per share, reaching a market value as high as $US768.2 million.
- The market cap estimate falls below the $US1.1 billion valuation Casper saw in a March funding round.
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Casper announced Monday it plans to raise as much as $US182.4 million in its initial public offering.
The online mattress retailer expects to sell 9.6 million shares at between $US17 and $US19 per share, according to a Monday Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
The market debut would set the company’s market value as high as $US768.2 million. Casper’s last private funding round from March 2018 drove its private valuation to nearly $US1.1 billion. The discounted offering price suggests Casper may be adjusting to an IPO market wary of buzzy startup firms.
Casper’s investors include Target, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, IVP, NEA, and celebrity figures including Leonardo DiCaprio and 50 Cent.
Casper’s public debut arrives after a slew of unicorn IPOs stumbled in 2019. Large offerings from Uber,Lyft, and Peloton tanked in their first days of trading as investors balked at yearly losses and prioritised profitability over rapid growth.
Casper’s S-1 filing revealed net revenues reaching $US357.9 million in 2018 from $US250.9 million in 2017. Net losses also grew, hitting $US92.1 million in 2018 from $US73.4 million in 2017.
The startup filed to go public on January 10 and trade under the ticker “CSPR.” Casper will use funds raised in the IPO to grow its staff, develop new products, and expand its brick-and-mortar footprint, according to the company’s S-1.
Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Jefferies are the lead underwriters for the offering.
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