The best and the worst IPO’s of the 21st century.

It’s interestitg that 3 of 5 best IPO’s were realized by Chinise companies. The numbers would be different if we annualize the return since the date of IPO’s.

5. (Best) China Life Insurance (LFC)

Total return from offer price: +486.85%
Offer Price: $18.68
Offer date: 12/11/2003
First day return: -52.38%
IPO deal size: $2.87 billion
Industry: Life/Health Insurance

4. (Best) Google (GOOG)Total return from offer price: +610.59%
Offer Price: $85
Offer date: 8/18/2004
First day return: +18.04%
IPO deal size: $1.66 billion
Industry: Internet Software/Services

3. (Best) PetroChina (PTR)Total return from offer price: +925.95%
Offer Price: $16.44
Offer date: 3/30/2000
First day return: -0.02%
IPO deal size: $2.74 billion
Industry: Integrated Oil

2. (Best) Mastercard (MA)Total return from offer price: +971.59%
Offer price: $39
Offer date: 5/24/2006
First day return: +17.95%
IPO deal size: $2.39 billion
Industry: Finance/Rental/Leasing

1. (Best) CNOOC Ltd. (CEO)Total return from offer price: +1,325.5%
Offer Price: $15.40
Offer date: 2/22/2001
First day return: +4.68%
IPO deal size: $1.2 billion
Industry: Oil & Gas Production

5. (Worst) Genworth Financial (GNW)Total return from offer price: -63.33%
Offer Price: $19.50
Offer date: 5/24/2004
First day return: N/A
IPO deal size: $2.82 billion
Industry: Multi-Line Insurance

4. (Worst) Och-Ziff Capital Management (OZM)Total return from offer price: -64.02%
Offer Price: $32
Offer date: 11/13/2007
First day return: -4.22%
IPO deal size: $1.15 billion
Industry: Investment Managers

3. (Worst) MetroPCS Communications (PCS)Total return from offer price: -70.74%
Offer Price: $23
Offer date: 4/18/2007
First day return: +19.13%
IPO deal size: $1.15 billion
Industry: Wireless Telecommunications

2. (Worst) Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (SMI)Total return from offer price: -86.34%
Offer Price: $17.50
Offer date: 3/11/2004
First day return: -11.31%
IPO deal size: $1.71 billion
Industry: Semiconductors

1. (Worst) MF Global Holdings (MFGLQ)Total return from offer price: -99.82%
Offer price: $30
Offer date: 7/18/2007
First day return: -8.17%
IPO deal size: $2.92 billion
Industry: Investment Banks/Brokers

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