Ina Fried

Recent Posts by Ina Fried

At $13.50 Per Share, Boingo IPO Prices Toward High End of Range

Boingo Wireless said late on Tuesday that its public offering was completed at a price of $13.50 per share, toward the high end of the $12 to $14 range the company had projected.

The firm, which specializes in selling paid Wi-Fi to consumers and network operators, is due to start trading Wednesday under the ticker symbol WIFI.

Of the 5.7 million shares being sold, 3.8 million are being sold by the company, while 1.9 million shares are being sold by existing shareholders. The company has also granted underwriters an option to purchase up to another 865,000 shares to cover any over-allotments.

Boingo has 214,000 paid subscribers as of March 31, up from 158,000 a year earlier. Boingo had 2010 revenue of $80 million, up from $65 million a year ago and earned $10.7 million, reversing a loss of $4.2 million in the prior year. The company estimates that its revenue for the March quarter was between $20.5 million and $21 million, up from $18.5 million a year earlier.

Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus