Plant-based foods company Laird Superfoods has come a long way from coffee creamer. The brand that started in Laird Hamilton's barn is going public, adding itself to the growing list of companies to do the same this year.
Starting today, Laird stock will be available on the New York Stock exchange under the ticker LSF. Laird is a competitor of Beyond Meat and is sold in about 5,500 retail stores across the U.S.
“Laird Superfood’s long-term goal is to build the first scale-level and widely recognized brand that authentically focuses on natural ingredients, nutritional density and functionality,” the company said in its S-1 filing.
According to Market Watch, 2.65 million shares will be offered in a range from $21 to $22. This range is up from the initial estimate of $18 to $20 and Laird has also raised the number of shares available from 2.2 million.
Where can I buy Laird IPO stock?
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Should I buy Laird stock?
Laird already has some big investors backing it. According to Crunchbase, Laird has raised more than $51 million in funding thanks to two big investors: WeWork Labs and the global plant-based wellness firm Danone Manifesto Venture. WeWork invested $32 million into Laird, while Danone invested $10 million.
Because Laird increased not only its number of shares but the price of them as well, this indiciates a high demand. And its products are sold a number of different ways. Laird can be found in retail stores across the U.S., but it's also available through its website and on Amazon.
Market Watch also reports that, for the six months ended June 30, Laird had a net revenue of over $11 million, but a net loss of $5 million. And during the same period of time last year, Laird had a net loss of $4 million with a net revenue of $5.4 million.
The plant-based food market is also very popular right now. Laird Superfood competitor Beyond Meat has a current stock price of over $156 per share. Meticulous Research predicts that the plant-based food market will be worth $74.2 billion dollars by the year 2027.