A year ago we had written an article on how the IPOs in 2017 gave some amazing returns to all investors. Most of the people who invested in IPOs made decent returns on their investment. The good news is, this trend continued in 2018 and IPOs gave amazing returns this year too. See the table below for the factual information of all mainline IPOs in 2018.
|Company||Issue Month||Issue Size (₹ Cr)||Issue Price (₹)||Listing Day Closing Price (₹)||P/L per share on Listing Day (₹)||Lot Size||Total Investment (₹)||Total Profit / Loss on Listing Day (₹)|
|Apollo Micro Systems||Jan-18||156.0||275.0||441.8||166.8||50.0||13,750.0||8,337.5|
|Aster DM Healthcare||Feb-18||980.1||190.0||181.6||(8.4)||78.0||14,820.0||(659.1)|
|HG Infra Engineering||Feb-18||462.0||270.0||267.8||(2.3)||55.0||14,850.0||(123.8)|
|Bharat Dynamics Ltd||Mar-18||960.9||428.0||389.8||(38.2)||35.0||14,980.0||(1,337.0)|
|Mishra Dhatu Nigam||Mar-18||438.4||90.0||90.1||0.0||150.0||13,500.0||7.5|
|Lemon Tree Hotels||Mar-18||1,038.7||56.0||71.7||15.7||265.0||14,840.0||4,147.3|
|Fine Organic Industries||Jun-18||600.2||783.0||822.8||39.8||19.0||14,877.0||756.2|
|TCNS Clothing Co. Ltd||Jul-18||1,125.1||716.0||659.2||(56.9)||20.0||14,320.0||(1,137.0)|
|HDFC Asset Management||Jul-18||2,800.3||1,100.0||1,816.0||716.0||13.0||14,300.0||9,307.4|
|Garden Reach Shipbuilding||Sep-18||344.7||118.0||103.3||(14.7)||120.0||14,160.0||(1,764.0)|
|Aavas Financiers Ltd||Sep-18||1,734.1||821.0||774.4||(46.7)||18.0||14,778.0||(839.7)|
As we can see, if an investor had applied to all of the above 24 IPOs for just one lot each (Rs. 14k-15k investment only), and liquidated his position on the listing date, he would have gained a total of Rs. 25k returns in just 6 days (average time between an IPO close date and listing date). That’s an amazing return in an extremely short period of time, which no decent investment with as little risk as IPOs can provide.
Not just that, the best part is that you don’t even need to move the money out from your bank account to apply for an IPO. Simply apply it online by following the steps mentioned in this article here, and you will get your IPO shares once allotted straight in your demat account. In case of no / lower allotment, you don’t need to worry about any refund as the money never left your bank account in the first place.
If you missed this opportunity in 2018, you don’t need to worry. The stock markets will continue to provide a lot more opportunities next year with some big names expected to announce their IPOs soon, such as IRCTC Ltd., Reliance General Insurance & National Stock Exchange (NSE). If you intend to apply to such IPOs with us, do get in touch with our customer service representatives who will be glad to not only keep you updated once they are announced alongwith our own research recommendations, but also assist you with the application when the time comes.