WeWork Lists For IPO Amid Investor Uncertainty Over Huge Losses


We-work has become the freshest Silicon Valley “unicorn” to register for an initial public offering (IPO) on 14th August, disclosing huge losses and spontaneous. The most awaited prospectus of WeWork was launched which gave several details of the company and about its IPO filing. The owner of The We-company on 14th august issued full financial reports for the very first time, dispensing that the firm has lost more than $900 million in the first half of 2019 while the revenue of the company doubled, as it moves up arrangements for an initial public offering next month.

Among the disclosures in the filing, We-company announced a net loss of $904.65 million in the six months ended June, contrasted with a loss of $722.89 million a year earlier. Some $689.7 million of the losses were connected to We-work, by far its most extensive business division. In the same time, the company’s income more than doubled to $1.54 billion.

The firm also affirmed in the IPO filing that it intends to establish up to $6 billion in shares that it presumes to close along with the IPO. Japan’s SoftBank is We Co’s biggest investor and has funded about $10.5bn in the market. Its last investment, of $2bn, evaluated the company at $47bn. Much of that funding comes from the SoftBank Vision Fund, chiefly backed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. It will trade under the ticker WE. J.P. Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are the foremost underwriters for the company’s IPO.

The nine-year-old firm now operates its offices in around 111 cities globally with more than 527,000 members funding fees for access to a shared workspace in 29 countries across the world. The firm was opened by Adam Neumann, 40, an entrepreneur whose earlier ventures include organization making shoes, baby clothes, and many other things. According to the company’s prospectus, the first six months of 2019, 56% of WeWork’s income came from the United States with the rest made by the investments internationally. The We Company registered confidentially for an IPO in April. The IPO filing didn’t constitute economic specifics, but in its first-quarter business update in May, the firm said income more than increased to $728.3 million.