Shares of Rocket Lab have nearly doubled since the company was listed on Wall Street last month, rising another 37% overnight to .7 20.72.
Loss of US 32 32.5 million (NZ $ 45.7 million) from six months to June 30, and launch delayed due to delta outbreak, Did not stop investors from coming to the stock.
The Rocket Lab, listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange at the end of August, is valued at 5.2 billion.
The company’s shares were opposed. Expect high fluctuations and close at US 10. 10.43. New Zealand time on its first day of trade, August 26.
Shares of Rocket Lab almost doubled in price in two weeks to .7 20.72.
Hatch general manager Kirsten Lawnman said New Zealand investors were among the initial buyers.
When Rocket Lab came to light, more than 2,000 investors on Hatch held about 5 55 million in the company’s shares.
It at least doubled to more than 4,100 investors with just over 10 10 million worth of stock.
Lin Mann said the high-profile billionaire space race between Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, space has captivated investor interest, and the Rocket Lab was a domestic opportunity to invest in the space industry.
“Rocket Lab is looking to put its fingers in a lot of space, from manufacturing satellite parts to data to launch,” said Lanman.
But Jeremy Sullivan, an investment adviser at Hamilton Hindon Green, said the interest in mainstream investors at Rocket Lab was not so great.
“Most of our investors are long-term investors who prefer less speculative companies. There has been some interest, but not much to be honest,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan said many investments on platforms such as Sherris and Hatch could be seen as “theme” or “meme” stocks, an investment that was more attractive to new investors than attractive customers.
“Our clients are a little late,” Sullivan said. “Rocket Lab may be a big company, but when we re-evaluate it, we’ll see when they’re worth it.”
The aerospace industry was lightly regulated in terms of information disclosure in the market. “Many investors may not be aware of the risk they are taking,” he said.
“I am amazed at how many people who are investing in Rocket Lab at this stage know what the future of the business will be like in 10 years. It is doubtful that any retail investor can do that.
Peter Beck, chief executive of Rocket Lab, said he expects New Zealand’s Level 4 lockdown to reduce its revenue by 10 10 million to 15 15 million in the second half of the year.
But Beck said having “its own private launch pad” on the provided peninsula has put the company in a better position when sanctions are eased.
The rocket lab won a contract to launch five of its electron rockets for the French company Kineis, which deployed 25 satellites to be used for telemetry.
The launch is expected to take place in 2023 in a “fast order”.
Shares of Rocket Lab closed at .7 20.72 on Friday.
Rocket Lab declined to comment.