Congratulations to the folks at WIX on the completion of their IPO. It was priced Wednesday at $16.50/share and closed yesterday at $16.56/share. Our estimated valuation (assuming no exercise of the underwriters overallotment option) is an Enterprise Value of approximately $680 million, approximately 8x annualized revenues (based on the Q3 2013.) Their EBITDA is too low to produce a meaningful EBITDA multiple.
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Disclaimer: This post is for general information purposes and is not meant to be taken as financial advice, a recommendation to buy or sell the stocks mentioned above, a comprehensive discussion of valuation or how to do the calculations discussed. Please be sure to consult your financial advisors when valuing your company, considering the sale of your business or making other financial decisions.