As the Square IPO Date Nears, Here’s What Investors Must Know (NYSE: SQ)

squareThe Square IPO date is set for the week before Thanksgiving.

According to CNBC, Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is expected to go public during the week of Nov. 16. The company is also slated to announce its IPO price range sometime this week.

On Oct. 14, Square filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch an initial public offering. According to Renaissance Capital, a manager of IPO-focused ETFs, the company will raise up to $275 million. TechCrunch reports Square is valued at $6 billion following its most recent round of funding.

Square is a financial tech startup founded in 2009 by Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey. The company offers a mobile payment service for smartphones and tablets. Its Square Reader software plugs into a standard headset jack and allows users to take credit or debit card payments.

The Square IPO date will come less than two months after CEO Jack Dorsey was also named permanent CEO of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Dorsey will be splitting his time and attention between the two tech companies. His dual leadership has left tech investors wondering if he’ll be able to manage two publicly traded companies.

11 5 15 square ipo date“This may at times adversely affect [Dorsey’s] ability to devote time, attention, and effort to Square,” the Square IPO filing stated.

During the first six months of 2015, Square earned $560.6 million in revenue, up 51% from the same period in 2014. However, the firm posted a loss of $77.6 million and openly admitted it may never achieve profitability.

“Our business has generated net losses, and we intend to continue to invest substantially in our business,” the filing said. “Thus, we may not achieve or maintain profitability.”

Dorsey and other members of Square’s senior management will give presentations to investors as they start their IPO roadshow next week.

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