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Snapchat IPO Date Anticipation Grows as Revenue Soars 600%
By JACK DELANEY, Associate Editor, Money Morning • March 8, 2016

The excitement for a Snapchat IPO is growing,
and Snapchat already has a $16 billion valuation even though
it was formed less than five years ago.


Of course, the Snapchat news today (Tuesday) is going to send the
demand for Snapchat stock even higher…

You see, according to a Re/code report today, Snapchat may end up earning between $300 million to $350 million in revenue for 2016.

That's a 600% increase from the projected $50 million in revenue the company anticipated for 2015.

Re/code also reported at the end of February that Snapchat now receives eight billion daily video views.

That ties Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), which reported eight billion daily video views in November 2015.

IPOs, especially tech IPOs, cause a lot of excitement.
But because the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq are
down 4.83% and 4.92% in the last 12 months respectively,
investors are wondering if the Snapchat IPO is a good investment.

But before I get to that,
I wanted to make sure that Money Morning readers were fully aware
of when the Snapchat IPO date may take place and the valuation of
the company.

In May 2015, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel announced that the company
has plans to go public,
but he did not give an official Snapchat IPO date.

What we do know is that Snapchat has a massive $16 billion
valuation. And Snapchat is still raising money…

The Wall Street Journal reported on March 3 that the social media company raised $175 million in a new round of funding from Fidelity Investments.

Another big-name investor is Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA).

Alibaba reportedly invested $200 million last March.

The Snapchat IPO date could come as early as 2016,
but is this a stock you're going to want to invest in?

Here's how we recommend playing Snapchat stock when it comes on the market.

The Snapchat IPO Will Only Reward a Certain Type of Investor

There are big names like Alibaba and Fidelity investing in Snapchat.

But let's pause a minute, take a breath, and look at what really
happens when an investor buys into an IPO.

When investors first hear about an upcoming IPO, especially within
the tech industry, they start to develop FOMO (fear of missing out).

There are still those who are kicking themselves for not buying
Facebook stock during its IPO,
as FB stock has returned over 181% since its offering.

Investors then vow to not miss out on the next big thing…

But IPOs do not reward retail investors.
Only large institutions and big investors make money off of IPOs.

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald believes
the odds are just too stacked against you…

"IPOs are little more than a get-rich-quick scheme that's so
heavily stacked against you that it makes the house odds in
Vegas seem downright conservative," stated Fitz-Gerald. "

I say that because you are literally the last in a long line of
people who are going to profit from the IPO process."

Take Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ), for instance.

Those big investors and
large institutions were able to get in on SQ when the Square IPO price was set at $9 per share.

SQ stock opened at $11.20 to the public on Nov. 19, and closed at $13.07.

That's a 16% gain for retail investors in just a day, but it's a 45.22% gain for those large institutions.

But the excitement and hype behind the Square IPO quickly vanished.

The Square stock price opened at $8.27 on Feb. 9, which is a 26%
drop in just three months. If you bought SQ at its closing price of $13.07 on Nov. 19,
your investment would have plummeted by 36.72%.

SQ is currently down 8.11% in the last six months.

In a volatile economy, it's important to protect your wealth.

While Snapchat's revenue growth is impressive,
Money Morning readers would only be buying into an inflated and
over-hyped Snapchat stock price.

Let Snapchat earn your money through impressive earnings reports before you invest.

The Bottom Line: The Snapchat IPO is imminent, and the social media
app already has a valuation of $16 billion.

But the only people who make money off of IPOs are institutions and big-name investors.

The general public doesn't have the same opportunity to cash in on a Snapchat IPO.


#54   Sorry but this board needs to be closed IH Admin [Shelly] 09/30/16 12:45:05 PM
#53   U.S. Stocks Rebound As Deutsche Bank-fueled Selloff Abates--for mick 09/30/16 12:26:32 PM
#52   we have to get name change for it mick 09/28/16 05:21:28 AM
#51   Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting... Hunchbackgeek 09/27/16 12:54:54 AM
#50   Google Glass memories? Snapchat is getting into the mick 09/26/16 02:13:56 PM
#49   Very cool:) http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2016/09/26/snapchat-to-off Hunchbackgeek 09/26/16 12:14:36 PM
#48   Thanks Mick, Snapchat is everywhere all the buzz!! Hunchbackgeek 09/26/16 12:13:51 PM
#47   i have no idea, i thought by june,2016 mick 09/26/16 11:47:46 AM
#46   When is the ipo Welcome2Pinkyland 09/26/16 11:29:27 AM
#45   hey let's snap it up /////\\\\\ mick 09/26/16 11:24:39 AM
#44   i think snap,inc can be bigger than FB mick 09/26/16 11:22:36 AM
#43   Snapchat to Offer Camera-Equipped Sunglasses/ $130 ????? this mick 09/26/16 11:20:05 AM
#42   a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-business/markets/2016/09/26/snapchat-to-offer- mick 09/26/16 11:14:44 AM
#41   snapchat, snap inc. got new eye wear for mick 09/26/16 11:09:01 AM
#40   The excitement for a Snapchat IPO is growing, mick 09/20/16 01:53:23 PM
#39   The excitement for a Snapchat IPO is growing, mick 09/05/16 11:54:13 AM
#38   it was formed less than five years ago. mick 08/14/16 01:44:37 PM
#37   The excitement for a Snapchat IPO is growing, mick 08/01/16 02:09:46 PM
#35   WHEN SNAPCHAT'S TURN TO BIG ONE ????? mick 07/02/16 11:03:12 AM
#34   <iframe width="600" height="368" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/[yt]kKSr6h5- mick 06/01/16 01:27:43 AM
#33   Snapchat As of May 2016: mick 05/19/16 05:52:41 PM
#32   Yes, I agree! Getting in ahead of the Hunchbackgeek 04/01/16 11:49:44 PM
#31   Nice vid in the ibox. Gonna be an Elcappy1 04/01/16 02:57:28 PM
#30   Elcappy1, glad you dropped by! Hunchbackgeek 04/01/16 02:45:06 PM
#29   Hello Everyone! Happy Friday ;) Nice board! Elcappy1 04/01/16 02:38:56 PM
#28   Tech IPO's are usually good investments- I read Welcome2Pinkyland 04/01/16 02:07:54 PM
#27   Looks like a winner! Everyone wants to SnapChat! Hunchbackgeek 04/01/16 02:06:15 PM
#26   Hello HBG! Welcome2Pinkyland 04/01/16 01:58:47 PM
#25   Good morning Love your neighbor! Hunchbackgeek 04/01/16 01:54:49 PM
#24   hey my friend, welcome to 'Snapchat IPO Date mick 04/01/16 12:24:52 PM
#23   it is already huge with the youths that Wall $treet Kid 04/01/16 12:23:21 PM
#22   thank you, snapchat going to be bigtime. mick 04/01/16 09:17:19 AM
#21   Snap chat- Interesting. Good morning HBG, mick, and all! Welcome2Pinkyland 04/01/16 08:56:36 AM
#20   I know, eh? To be able to buy Hunchbackgeek 04/01/16 02:28:07 AM
#19   That will be exciting Wall $treet Kid 04/01/16 02:01:38 AM
#18   SNAP AND CHAT / SNAPCHAT. mick 03/31/16 04:17:04 PM
#17   Good luck Snapchat!! Hunchbackgeek 03/31/16 02:57:43 PM
#16   now to I.P.O. 'Snapchat IPO Date Anticipation Grows ()' mick 03/31/16 02:54:24 PM
#15   Looks GREAT Mick! Super! GO Snapchat!! Hunchbackgeek 03/31/16 02:53:31 PM
#14   in ibox now. mick 03/31/16 02:51:54 PM
#13   Thanks Mick, great to be here. Hunchbackgeek 03/31/16 02:24:48 PM
#12   Snapchat mick 03/31/16 02:21:02 PM
#11   WELCOME TO SNAPCHAT/ mick 03/31/16 02:20:16 PM
#10   Snapchat Murders Facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKSr6h5-fCU Hunchbackgeek 03/31/16 02:18:25 PM
#9   this good read fer us. Snapchat IPO Date mick 03/31/16 02:11:49 PM
#8   Now that's Big Business ;) PhotoChick 03/31/16 11:16:54 AM
#7   Snapchat adds multimedia features to messaging app mick 03/30/16 04:43:56 PM
#6   Snapchat Buys Bitmoji App for More Than $100 Million mick 03/26/16 07:49:08 PM
#5   The Snapchat IPO Just Took a Hit from mick 03/19/16 04:58:50 PM