Restoration Robotics is a privately held company that manufactures the world leading ARTAS robotic hair transplantation system that I have discussed on this blog several times in the past (search via the “Categories” menu). This robot has revolutionized follicular unit extraction from the back of patient scalps during an FUE hair transplantation procedure. In future, ARTAS may also become an expert at hair placement in the front and crown of patient scalps.
I just found out that Restoration Robotics will undertake an initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ stock exchange tomorrow October 12th, 2017. The company’s stock ticker will be “HAIR”, which was surprisingly not already taken. They aim to price shares at between $7 and $9 and will issue 3.1 million of them. Restoration Robotics had $20 million in revenue last year, but was not yet profitable it seems.
I have done limited basic stock trading in my life, but will be keen to follow this IPO tomorrow even though I do not intend to buy. I do want to learn how an IPO works at the get go and, if awake, follow real-time trends. For any financial experts who care to comment:
- How easy is it for the common man to purchase stocks during an IPO? Any website recommendations?
- Will “HAIR” start trading as soon as the NASDAQ market opens at 9:30 am or will it be later in the day?
- Did Restoration Robotics have to make public significant financial details regarding its past few years of operations/performance before being allowed to proceed with the IPO?