GoDaddy files for IPO

GoDaddy, long reported to be hatching IPO plans, has filed its S-1. No symbol has been proposed yet; the IPO underwriters include Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Citi, Barclays, Deutsche, RBC, and Stifel.

The domain name registrar/Web host had 2013 revenue of $1.13B (+24% Y/Y), and a net loss of $200M. In spite of the loss, adjusted EBITDA was $199.1M, and unlevered free cash flow $175.2M. Bookings totaled $1.4B (1.2x revenue).

Q1 metrics: Revenue of $320.2M (+22% Y/Y), net loss of $51.3M, adjusted EBITDA of $79.3M, unlevered free cash flow of $49.9M, bookings of $438.5M (1.4x revenue).

At the end of Q1, the company had $1.09B in debt, $134M in cash, and $1.17B in deferred revenue. It managed 21% of the world's domain names at the end of 2013.

P-E firms KKR and Silver Lake each own 28% stakes going into the IPO. TCV owns 12.6%.

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