Investors have not lost their appetite for growth shares
DoorDash filed a fresh S-1/A, providing the market with a new price range for its impending IPO.
The American food delivery unicorn now expects to debut at $90 to $95 per share, up from a previous range of $75 to $85. That’s a bump of 20% on the low end and 12% on the upper end of its IPO range.
DoorDash still anticipates 317,656,521 shares outstanding after its IPO, giving the company a new, non-diluted valuation range between $28.6 billion and $30.2 billion. On a fully diluted basis, the company’s valuation rises to more than $35 billion.
For the on-demand giant, the upgrade is enormously positive news. Not only will its valuation stretch even further above its most recent private price — around $16 billion, set this summer — but DoorDash will also raise even more money than it previously anticipated. That war chest will be welcome when a vaccine becomes widely available and food consumption habits could shift.
DoorDash will raise as much as $3.135 billion in its IPO, according to the filing.
After mulling over the company’s updated valuation from its new SEC filing, I’ve decided there are three things worth calling out and discussing. Let’s get into them.
It’s Friday, so to make our analysis as easy as possible I’ve broken it into discrete sections for your perusal. Let’s go!
A path to profitability is important
DoorDash’s most profitable quarters that we are aware of were its two most recent. During the June 30 quarter, the company saw positive net income of $23 million off revenues of $675 million. In the September 30 quarter, on the back of even more revenue growth, DoorDash lost a modest $42 million against $879 million in top line.
Those two quarters contrast with the first quarter of 2020 when DoorDash lost a far-greater $129 million against a far-smaller revenue result of $362 million, and Q4 2019 when the figures were a $134 million loss and revenues of just $298 million.