Yefang Zhang, chairman and chief executive officer of Farmmi (C, front) and invited guests cheer during the opening bell ceremony at Nasdaq Stock Market in New York, the United States, Feb. 26, 2018. Chinese agricultural products supplier Farmmi, Inc. on Monday rang the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell in celebration of its Initial Public Offerings (IPO). (Xinhua/Wang Ying)
NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese agricultural products supplier Farmmi, Inc. on Monday rang the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell in celebration of its Initial Public Offerings (IPO).
Shares of Farmmi began trading on the Nasdaq on February 16, 2018, under the ticker symbol "FAMI".
Farmmi priced its IPO of 1,680,000 ordinary shares at 4.00 U.S. dollars per share for a total of 6,720,000 dollars in gross proceeds. In addition, the company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 252,000 ordinary shares at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.
ViewTrade Securities Inc., a global provider of brokerage, investment banking, corporate, advisory and trading platform services, acted as the Sole Underwriter and Sole Book-Running Manager for the offering.
"Listing on Nasdaq is a very important milestone for Farmmi, we will strive to keep growing our business scope and depth to ensure that we meet our commitment to deliver high-quality agricultural products to our customers," Yefang Zhang, chairman and chief executive officer of Farmmi, told Xinhua after the opening bell on Monday.
Headquartered in Lishui, Zhejiang, Farmmi is an agricultural products supplier and primarily processes and sells Shiitake mushrooms, Mu Er mushrooms, other edible fungi, and other agricultural products, according to the prospectus.
The company's revenues increased to 26.7 million dollars for the year ended Sep. 30, 2017 from 20.7 million dollars for the same period a year ago, while its net income increased to 3.5 million dollars for the year ended Sep. 30, 2017 from 2.3 million dollars a year ago.
At Monday's close, shares of Farmmi jumped 11.68 percent to 6.60 dollars apiece.