In 1999 IPOs had a successful run, where one hundred and eighteen IPOs were able to produce gains on their very first days.
In 2000 that number had decreased almost by half. Eighty four IPOs made gains on their debut.
The numbers experienced a sharp drop from the next year onward.
As noted in the chart above, which is a bar graph showing the numbers of IPOs which made gains on their first day, from 2000 to 2012, there was drought of immediately successful IPO first day gains. For this twelve year period, the biggest number of IPO gains was in the single digits, however, the average rate of IPO first day gains was zero, for that entire period.
IPOs experienced a sharp rise in 2013 when a whopping six IPOs made first day gains. In the next year, that number dropped down to four.
However these two years, 2013 and 2014 were the most successful years for the fourteen year period. These success may be a sign of some things to come as we see more established startups filing for IPOs as developed companies, and perhaps it also has something do with a general economic turnaround.