Outset Medical Inc. closed its Nasdaq IPO Thursday with gross proceeds of approximately of $277.9 million. The IPO, which launched Tuesday, included nearly 10.3 million shares of common stock at $27 per share and the full exercise of underwriters’ option to purchase more than 1.3 million additional shares. Shares of the San Jose, Calif.-based company’s stock, which is trading under the ticker OM, soared to more than $60 on the first day of trading amid enthusiasm for its portable dialysis machine.
Portable dialysis machine manufacturer Outset Medical Inc. saw its shares soar after the opening of its Nasdaq IPO. The stock rose as high as $61.60 before closing at $60.68, finishing the day with a market cap of nearly $2.5 billion. Trading under the ticker symbol OM, the company priced 8.95 million of its shares at $27 apiece, upsizing its previously reported plans to offer 7.6 million shares between $22 and $24. The offering is set to close Sept. 17.
With the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelming hospitals and treatment centers, San Jose, Calif.-based Outset Medical Inc. scored a big win with U.S. FDA clearance of its Tablo hemodialysis system for home dialysis use. The company will begin rolling the system out for home patients in the coming months, balancing that program with demand for onsite devices to support an upswell in COVID-driven dialysis treatments.