Zoom — a profitable unicorn — is set to make its stock-market debut


Zoom Video Communications Inc. is set to begin trading on the Nasdaq on Thursday.

The video conferencing-company priced the initial public offering at $US36 a share. That would value its business at $US9.2 billion, more than nine times its private valuation. Shares were expected to price between $US33 and $US35 apiece.

Setting it apart from other unicorns, or private companies worth more than $US1 billion, Zoom is profitable. A fast pace of growth has drawn attention to the eight-year old company, which was founded by Eric Yuan, the former vice president of engineering at the video-conferencing company WebEx.

Another technology unicorn, digital image board company Pinterest, is set to debut Thursday. Ride-hailing giant Lyft was the first tech unicorn to enter public markets this year, but has struggled since its debut last month.

Zoom’s shares will trade under the ticker symbol ZM.

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