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Smart Home, Consumer Electronics Stock Prices Tank in 2018

By Jason Knott · January 2, 2019 • Stock prices for public companies in the smart home, consumer electronics, IoT and custom integration markets drop 19% on average in 2018. Sonos, ADT IPOs skid downward.

Resideo’s Security, Home-Automation IPO: Comparing REZI, CTRL, ALRM

By Julie Jacobson · October 30, 2018 • After IPO, Honeywell spinoff Resideo (NYSE: REZI) joins Control4 and Alarm.com as the only pure-play, pro-centric security and smart-home stocks. We compare 12 publicly traded competitors.

Sonos IPO Day: Why SONO is More than a Boring Hardware Play

By Julie Jacobson · August 2, 2018 • Sonos (SONO) prices its IPO at $15 per share, below the expected range of $17 to $19. Wall Street is skittish about consumer-electronics hardware companies like Fitbit and GoPro, but Sonos is different.

Former Sonos Reps Weigh In on IPO

By Chuck Schneider · July 25, 2018 • Former Sonos reps dumped by the company mostly say they would buy stock in the wireless smart speaker company when it goes public at $17 to $19 per share.

Sonos Files $100 Million IPO; Plans More Direct-to-Consumer Sales

By Julie Jacobson · July 6, 2018 • Sonos IPO filing shows first profit in at least three years ... and other highlights from the Nasdaq: SONO S-1 form, like the company's "commitment to being open" and a strategy to sell more products through its app.

Monster Products Files $300M Cryptocurrency Offering for ‘Monster Money’

By Julie Jacobson · May 31, 2018 • Iconic Monster Products looks to pivot to blockchain and cryptocurrency from halcyon days of premium speaker cables; files S-1 with SEC for "initial currency offering" (ICO) of 300 million Monster Money (MMNY) tokens. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Yawn: ‘Pundits’ Blame ADT’s Poor IPO on the Demise of Full-Service Security and Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · January 19, 2018 • CNBC interviewers and pundits-at-large try to blame ADT's lackluster IPO on a doomed market for full-service security and home automation, but they're simply wrong.

ADT Officially Files for $1.5B IPO

By Jason Knott · December 25, 2017 • ADT files with SEC seeking to raise $100 million to $1.5 billion in IPO that values the security giant at $15 billion.

ADT Could Go Public for $15B as Early as 2018

By CE Pro Editors · July 24, 2017 • Apollo Global Management, parent company of ADT, could register for an IPO in the fall and take ADT public by the end of 2018. Apollo acquired ADT in February 2016 for $7 billion.

Backlash Coming? Vizio IPO Not about TVs but Mining Customer Data

By Julie Jacobson · July 29, 2015 • In filing for $172.5 million IPO, Vizio (VZIO) discloses plans to mine viewer data to sell to advertisers, warns investors of possible consumer backlash. (Julie Jacobson, CE Pro)

Alarm.com (ALRM) Opens Strong on Nasdaq; Home Automation Stock Rising

By Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2015 • Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM), leading provider of cloud platforms for security and home automation, opened with a bang on Nasdaq today.

Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) Home Automation IPO Set for June 26

By Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2015 • All smart-home eyes will be on Nasdaq: ALRM Friday June 26 as Alarm.com becomes only the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4.

How Much is Alarm.com Worth? Establishing an IPO Valuation

By Julie Jacobson · June 7, 2015 • Alarm.com will be the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL). Potential valuation will draw from security RMR, SaaS acquisitions and of course IoT sentiment.

Alarm.com (ALRM) Poised for IPO; Files Form S-1 for $75M Offering

By Julie Jacobson · May 22, 2015 • Smart home platform provider Alarm.com files Form S-1 with SEC for $75M public offering, potentially making the company only the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4 (CTRL).

Is Savant Systems Poised for Home Automation IPO?

By Julie Jacobson · August 21, 2014 • Savant could be the second pure-play home automation company after Control4 (CTRL) to go public. How would they fare in an overly bullish smart-home climate? CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson puts the pieces together.

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