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IPOs Of 2014: How Have They Fared?

The last 12 months hasn’t been a bad year for the Singapore stock market as the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) has grown by 7.6% in price from 3 Jan 2014 to 2 Jan 2015. Meanwhile, the local IPO (initial public offering) scene has been vibrant as well, as there were a total of 28 listings in 2014.

The table below ranks all the 2014-IPOs based on their listing date. Let’s see how they’ve performed.

Share Listing date Listing price (S$) Price: 2 Jan 2015 (S$) % Change
Keppel DC REIT 12 Dec 2014 0.93 0.975 4.8%
iFAST 11 Dec 2014 0.95 1.115 17.4%
Huationg Global 9 Dec 2014 0.20 0.205 2.50%
MM2 Asia 9 Dec 2014 0.25 0.20 -20.0%
UG Healthcare 8 Dec 2014 0.215 0.24 11.6%
Zico Holdings 11 Nov 2014 0.30 0.48 60.0%
MS Holdings 7 Nov 2014 0.25 0.38 52.0%
Serrano 28 Oct 2014 0.23 0.21 -8.7%
ISEC 28 Oct 2014 0.28 0.395 41.1%
Versalink 24 Sep 2014 0.30 0.205 -31.7%
Japfa 15 Aug 2014 0.80 0.635 -20.6%
IREIT Global 13 Aug 2014 0.90 0.90 2.3%
EMAS Offshore 10 Aug 2014 1.21 0.55 -54.5%
Accordia Golf Trust 1 Aug 2014 0.97 0.755 -22.2%
Terratech 30 July 2014 0.23 0.095 -58.7%
Alliance Mineral 25 July 2014 0.23 0.23 0.0%
Spackman 22 July 2014 0.26 0.235 -9.6%
First Sponsor 22 July 2014 1.50 1.25 -16.7%
Frasers H-Trust 14 July 2014 0.88 0.88 0.0%
Starburst 10 July 2014 0.31 0.63 103.2%
IPS Securex 30 June 2014 0.35 0.70 100.0%
SMJ International 30 June 2014 0.28 0.172 -38.6%
QT Vascular 29 Apr 2014 0.28 0.315 12.5%
POSH 25 Apr 2014 1.15 0.555 -51.7%
Talkmed 30 Jan 2014 0.20 0.975 387.5%
OUE Commercial REIT 27 Jan 2014 0.80 0.81 1.3%
KimHeng Offshore 22 Jan 2014 0.25 0.168 -32.8%
Eurosports Global 17 Jan 2014 0.28 0.23 -17.9%

Source: Shareinvestor

Intuitively, a share which has been listed for longer would have had more time to chalk up gains, but as seen from the table above, there isn’t any real connection between a new share’s returns and the length of time it has been listed for. A good example would be the pair of iFAST Corporation Ltd (SGX: AIY) and Eurosports Global Ltd (SGX: 5G1). The former’s listed only in December 2014 but has since racked up a 17.4% gain; in contrast, the latter had been listed all the way back in January but has seen its shares decline by more than 17%

REITs and other trusts with unique businesses

Singapore’s stock market has been a popular place for real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts. Of the five REITs/trusts listed here in 2014, there were some with interesting and unique assets.

For instance, Keppel DC REIT (SGX: AJBU) is the first listed REIT in Asia with a focus on owning data centres. Then there’s also Accordia Golf Trust (SGX: ADQU) and IREIT Global (SGX: UD1U); the former owns golf courses in Japan while the latter’s portfolio of four commercial properties are all located in Germany.

Foolish summary

The exercise above is to just have a quick look at the shares in Singapore which got listed in 2014.  Jump in here to find out more about the best and worst IPO-performers to see if there’s any lessons investors can draw from their experience.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor James Yeo doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.