The 292 Companies That Had Their IPO In 2004

companies that had their ipo in 2004

This might have been one of the most important years in modern history.

Google went public and Facebook was launched.

These two companies alone had a profound impact on the world. Almost everyone with an internet connection uses Facebook and Google today. Not to mention a biopharmaceutical company, investment bank, and oil company also went public.

So keep reading to find out which other companies had their IPO and how they're performing 20 years later.

Major world events that happened in 2004 that affected the stock markets

2004 earthquakes
Indian Ocean Tsunami via Britannica

Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami: In December 2004 a massive earthquake triggered a tsunami that affected countries in South and Southeast Asia. It resulted in 230,000 lives being lost and it caused widespread destruction.

Google's IPO: Google (now known as Alphabet), went public with its initial public offering. The company raised $1.67 billion, making it one of the largest technology IPOs at the time.

Facebook's founding: Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in early 2004, which was initially a social networking platform for Harvard University students. Although it did not go public in 2004, Facebook's beginnings laid the foundation for its eventual IPO in 2012.

Athens Olympic Games: The 2004 Summer Olympics were held in Athens, Greece. It marked the return of the Olympics to their birthplace after a span of 108 years. Whilst this didn't have a major effect on the IPOs it did increase consumer spending.

Five notable companies that went public in 2004

CBRE Group

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Real Estate Services
  • IPO Price: $19
  • IPO Date: June 10, 2004


CBRE Group is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company that provides commercial real estate services. It is the world's largest commercial real estate and investment firm, with over 90,000 employees in more than 400 offices worldwide. I struggle to go to a major city without seeing a CBRE building or branded construction signs. They help their clients with a range of services including property sales and leasing, capital markets, project management, property management, facilities management, and appraisal services.


  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • IPO Price: $14
  • IPO Date: July 13, 2004

dominos pizza

Domino's is a pizza delivery company founded in the '60s. It operates in more than 85 countries and is now the world's largest pizza delivery company. Thankfully Domino offers programs and discounts to reward customers for their loyalty. One thing that separates Domino's from other similar companies is its Rolex challenge. Over the years they've become known for gifting franchisees a Rolex if they hit $20,000+ in sales in one week.

Google (Now Alphabet Inc.)

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Internet Content & Information
  • IPO Price: $85
  • IPO Date: August 19, 2004

google conference
Google I/O Conference 2023

Google is a company that speaks for itself. They're a multinational tech company specializing in Internet-related services and products. They're also making waves with advancements in generative AI. One thing to note is that Google also provides services such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive, and YouTube to billions of users. Despite generative AI disrupting the landscape, the company's growth is holding steady.


  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Software—Application
  • IPO Price: $11
  • IPO Date: June 23, 2004

Salesforce Building Sydney

Salesforce is a global leader in cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM). They helps businesses of all sizes manage customer relationships, track sales, and automate processes. It provides an extensive suite of tools to help businesses build relationships with customers, manage customer data, and create custom applications to automate processes. They're another huge company that grew right along the tech boom and adoption of the internet. (Acquired by eBay)

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Internet Retail
  • IPO Price: $22.95
  • IPO Date: October 26, 2004 went public in the second half of 2004. It's an online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers from around the world. It offers a wide range of products from electronics, apparel, home goods, and more. also provides a secure payment system and customer service support. They were eventually acquired by eBay and the site mostly just redirects to eBay.

The 292 companies that had their IPO in 2004

Company NameDate FoundedTicker Current Status
Aames Investment Corp-99AICInactive
Acadia Pharmaceuticals1993ACADActive
ADESA Inc1989KARActive
Adeza Biomedical Corp1985ADZAAcquired by Cytyc Corp.
Advance Amer Cash Advance Ctrs1997AEAActive
Affirmative Insurance Hldg Inc1998AFFMInactive
Affordable Residential Commun-99ARCActive
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc2002ALNYActive
AlphaSmart Inc1992ALSMAcquired by Renaissance Learning Inc.
American Campus Comm Inc-99ACCActive
Anadys Pharmaceuticals Inc1992ANDSAcquired by Roche.
AngioDynamics Inc1988ANGOActive
Animas Corp1996PUMPInactive
Apollo Investment Corp-99AINVActive
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc-99ABRActive
Archipelago Holdings Inc1996AXAcquired by NYSE Euronext.
Ares Capital Co-99ARCCActive
Arlington Tankers Ltd2004ATBInactive
Asset Acceptance Corp1962AACCAcquired.
Assurant Inc1978AIZActive
Assured Guaranty Ltd1999AGOActive
Atheros Communications Inc1998ATHRAcquired by Qualcomm.
Atlas America Inc1968ATLSActive
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc1999AUXLAcquired by Endo Pharmaceuticals
B&G Foods Holdings Corp1996BGFActive
Bakers Footwear Group Inc1926BKRSInactive
Bancorp Bank,Wilmington,DE2000TBBKActive
Barrier Therapeutics Inc2001BTRXAcquired by Stiefel Laboratories Inc.
Beacon Roofing Supply Inc1928BECNActive
Bill Barrett Corp2002BBGActive
Bimini Mortgage Management-99BMMUnknown
BioMed Realty Trust Inc-99BMRAcquired by Blackstone.
Blackbaud Inc1982BLBKActive
Blackboard Inc1997BBBBActive
Blackrock Glbl Flt Rt IT-99BGTActive
BlackRock Global Energy-99BGRActive
Blackrock Strategic Div Ach Tr-99BDTActive
Blue Nile Inc1999NILEAcquired by Bain Capital.
Bluelinx Holdings Inc1954BXCActive
Bristol West Holdings, Inc.1973BRWAcquired by Farmers Insurance Group.
Bucyrus International Inc1880BUCYAcquired by Caterpillar Inc.
Build A Bear Workshop Inc1997BBWActive
Cabelas Inc1961CABAcquired by Bass Pro Shops
CABG Medical Inc1999CABGUnknown
Calamos Asset Management Inc2001CLMSActive
Calamos Strategic Ttl Rtrn Fnd-99CSQActive
Callwave Inc1998CALLInactive.
Cambridge Display Technology1992OLEDAcquired by Sumitomo Chemical
Capital & Income Strategies Fn-99CIIActive
Capital Lease Funding Inc1995LSEInactive
Cascade Microtech Inc1983CSCDAcquired by FormFactor Inc.
CB Richard Ellis Group Inc1986CBGActive
Celebrate Express Inc1994BDAYInactive
Cherokee International Inc1978CHRKAcquired by II-VI Incorporated.
China Finance Online Co Ltd2001JRJCActive
China Netcom Corp Ltd1999CNInactive
Clough Global Allocation Fnd-99GLVActive
Cogent Inc1990COGTAcquired by Synopsys
Cohen & Steers Inc1986CNSActive
Cohen & Steers REIT Util Fund-99RTUActive
Cohen & Steers Select Utility-99UTFActive
Coinmach Service Corp2003DRYActive
Collegiate Funding Svcs LLC1998CFSIUnknown
Color Kinetics Inc1997CLRKAcquired by Philips
Commercial Vehicle Group Inc1997CVGIActive
Community Bancorp (NV)1995CBONActive
Comstock Homebuilding Co Inc1985CHCIInactive
Conor Medsystems Inc1999CONRAcquired by Johnson & Johnson
Copano Energy LLC2001CPNOAcquired by Kinder Morgan
Corcept Therapeutics Inc1998CORTActive
Corgentech Inc1999CGTKAcquired by Anesiva Inc.
CoTherix Inc2000CTRXAcquired by Actelion Pharmaceuticals.
CPFL Energia SA1912CPLActive
Critical Therapeutics Inc2000CRTXAcquired by Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc.
CrossTex Energy Inc.1992XTXIAcquired
Cutera Inc1998CUTRActive
Cytokinetics Inc1997CYTKActive
Daystar Technologies Inc.1997DSTIUInactive.
Defined Strategy Fund Inc-99DSFActive
Desarrolladora Homex-99HXMBankrupt.
Design Within Reach Inc1998DWRIActive
Dex Media Inc1904DEXActive
Digirad Corp1985DRADActive
Digital Realty Trust Inc-99DLRActive
Domino's Pizza Inc1960DPZActive
Dreamworks Animation Inc1994DWAAcquired by Comcast
Dreman/Claymore Div Incme Fund-99DCSActive
Dynavax Technologies1996DVAXActive
Eagle Hosp Prop Trust Inc-99EHPActive
Eaton Vance Enhanced Eq Inc Fd-99EOIActive
Eaton Vance Fltng-Rt Inc Trst-99EFTActive
Eaton Vance Tax Adv Global Div-99ETOActive
Ecost Com Inc1999ECSTUnknown
Educate Inc1979EEEEInactive.
EnerSys Inc1914ENSActive
Etn Vance Tax Adv. Gl. DivFun-99ETGActive
Eurobancshares Inc1979EUBKActive
Evergreen Utilities High Inc-99ERHUnknown
Extra Space Storage Inc-99EXRActive
Eyetech Pharmaceuticals Inc2000EYETAcquired by Santen Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
Feldman Mall Properties Inc-99FMPInactive
First State Financial Corp-99Unknown
First Tr Value & Ibbotson Eqty-99FVIActive
First Trst/Fid Asset Man Cvd C-99FFAActive
First Trust Four Crns Snr Flt-99FCTActive
First Trust/Aberdeen Global-99Active
Floating Rate Income Fund II-99FRBActive
Foundation Coal Holdings Inc1999FCLAcquired by Alpha Natural Resources Inc.
FoxHollow Technologies Inc1996FOXHAcquired by ev3 Inc.
Freescale Semiconductor Inc1953FSLAcquired by NXP Semiconductors
Gabelli Glbl Utlty&Inc Trust-99GLUActive
Gander Mountain Co1960GMTNBankrupt
Genworth Financial Inc1900GNWActive
Global Signal Inc-99GSLAcquired by Crown Castle International Corp.
GMH Communities Trust1985GCTInactive
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes-99GOLActive
Gold Kist Holdings Inc1935GKISAcquired
Google Inc1998GOOGActive
Government Properties Trust-99GPPActive
Gramercy Capital Corporation-99GKKAcquired
Great Wolf Resorts Inc1992WOLFActive
Greenfield Online Inc1994SRVYAcquired.
Greenhill & Co Inc1996GHLActive
GTx Inc1997GTXIActive
Gurunet Corp1998GRUInactive
Herbalife Ltd1946HLFActive
Holly Energy Partners-99HEPActive
Homebanc Corp-99HMBInactive
Hornbeck Offshore Svcs(Tide)1997HOSActive
HouseValues Inc1999SOLDInactive
Huron Consulting Group Inc2002HURNActive
Hutchison Telecommun Intl Ltd1828HTXActive
HyperSpace Communications Inc2001HCOInactive
Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc1998IDIXAcquired by Merck.
Immunicon Corp1983IMMCAcquired by Johnson & Johnson
Infosonics Corporation1994IFOInactive.
InfraSource Services Inc1970IFSActive
ING Clarion Real Estate Income-99IGRActive
Inhibitex1994INHXAcquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb
InPhonic Inc1997INPCInactive.
Interchange Corp1999INCXUnknown
Interline Brands Inc1978IBIAcquired by Home Depot.
Intersections Inc1996INTXActive
IntraLase Corp1997ILSEAcquired by Abbott.
Iowa Telecommunic Services1999IWAActive
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc1985JTXActive
JAMDAT Mobile Inc2000JMDTAcquired by EA (Electronic Arts)
Jed Oil Inc2003JDOInactive.
John Hancock Tax-Adv Div Inc F-99HTDActive
K-Sea Transportation LP1999KSPAcquired by Kirby Corporation.
Kanbay International Inc1989KBAYAcquired by Capgemini.
Kayne Anderson MLP Inv Co-99KYNActive
Kinetic Concepts Inc1976KCIAcquired
Kite Realty Group Trust-99KRGActive
KMG America Corp1991KMAActive
Knoll Inc1938KNLActive
Kongzhong Corp2002KONGActive
Las Vegas Sands Corp1988LVSActive
Lazard Global Tot. Ret. Inc Fn-99LGIActive
Leadis Technology Inc2000LDISAcquired by Dialog Semiconductor
LG Philips LCD-99LPLActive
Life Time Fitness1990LTMActive
Linktone Ltd1999LTONInactive.
Lumera Corp2000LMRAInactive
Macquarie Global Div & Inc Fnd-99MFDActive
Macquarie Infrastructure2004MICActive
Madison/Claymore Cov Strat Fnd-99MCNActive
MannKind Corp1991MNKDActive
Marchex Inc1999MCHXActive
MarketAxess Holdings Inc2000MKTXActive
McCormick&Schmick's SR Inc1972MSSRAcquired by Landry's Inc.
Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp1997MEMYInactive
Metabasis Therapeutics Inc1997MBRXInactive
MHI Hospitality Corporation-99MDHActive
Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc2001MNTAActive
Monolithic Power Systems Inc1997MPWRActive
MortgageIT Holdings Inc-99MHLAcquired by Deutsche Bank.
Motive Inc1997MOTVActive
Multi-Fineline Electronix1984MFLXAcquired by Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Nalco Holding Co1979NLCAcquired by Ecolab.
Navteq Corp1985NVTAcquired by Nokia
Nephros Inc1997NEPActive
Ness Technologies Inc1984NSTCAcquired by Cognizant.
Netlogic Microsystems1995NETLAcquired by Broadcom
Neuberger Berman Dvd Adv Fnd-99NDDActive
Neurometrix Inc1996NUROActive
New River Pharmaceuticals Inc1996NRPHAcquired by Shire Pharmaceuticals
New York & Co Inc1918NWYBankrupt
New York Mortgage Trust-99NTRActive
NGP Capital Resource Co-99NGPCActive
Northstar Realty Finance Corp-99NRFAcquired
Nuveen Floating Rate Income-99JFRActive
Nuveen Floating Rt Inc Opp Fnd-99JROActive
Nuveen Premium Income Fund-99JPZActive
Nuveen Tax Advantage Total-99JTAActive
OccuLogix Inc1996RHEOInactive
Orange 21 Inc1992ORNGInactive
Origen Financial Inc-99ORGNInactive.
Ormat Technologies Inc1965ORAActive
Otelco Telecommunications Llc1924OTTActive
PeopleSupport Inc1998PSPTAcquired.
Phase Forward Inc1997PFWDAcquired by Oracle.
PIMCO Fltg Rt Strat Fnd-99PFNActive
Pioneer Floating Rate Trust-99PHDActive
Pioneer Tax Adv Balanced Trust-99PBFActive
Placer Sierra Bancshares,CA2001PLSBActive
PlanetOut Inc2000LGBTInactive
PortalPlayer Inc1999PLAYAcquired by NVIDIA.
Portec Rail Products Inc1906PRPXAcquired by L.B. Foster Company
PowerDsine Ltd1994PDSNAcquired by Microsemi
PRA International1976PRAIAcquired by ICON plc.
Primus Guaranty Ltd2002PRSInactive.
Procentury Corp1978PROSActive
Prospect Street Energy Corp-99PSECActive
QC Holdings Inc1984QCCOActive
Radiation Therapy Services Inc1983RTSXAcquired by Varian Medical Systems.
Reaves Utility Income Fund-99UTGActive
Renovis Inc2000RNVSAcquired by Evotec AG.
Republic Airways Holdings Inc1996RJETActive
RightNow Technologies Inc1995RNOWAcquired by Oracle.
RMK Advantage Income Fund Inc-99RMAActive
RMK Strategic Income Fund-99RSFActive
RMR FIRE Fund-99RFRActive
RMR Hosp&Real Estate Fund-99RHRActive
S&P Quality Rnk Glbl Eq Man Tr-99BQYActive
Sal Bros Fltng Rt Strat Fnd-99GFYUnknown. Inc1999CRMActive
Salomon Brothers Cap and Inc-99SCDInactive
Salomon Brothers Inflation Mgm-99IMFDefunct
Santarus Inc1996SNTSAcquired by Salix Pharmaceuticals
Saxon REIT Inc-99SAXNActive
Scudder Glbl Comm Stock Fnd-99Active
Semiconductor Mnfg Intl Corp2000SMIActive
Senomyx Inc1998SNMXAcquired by Firmenich
Shanda Interactive Ent Ltd1999SNDAActive Ltd1997SHOPAcquired
Signature Bank2001SBNYActive
SiRF Technology Holdings Inc1995SIRFAcquired by CSR plc.
SmartPros Ltd-99PEDActive
SNB Bancshares Inc,Texas1985Active
Specialty Underwriters Allianc2003SUAIActive
Spirit Finance Corporation2003SFCInactive
Staktek Holdings Inc1990STAKAcquired by Applied Materials.
Standard Parking Corp1929STANMerged with Central Parking to form SP+ Corporation.
Stereotaxis Inc1990STXSActive
Stonemor Partners LP1999STONActive
Strategic Hotel Capital Inc-99SLHActive
Sunset Financial Resources Inc-99SFOInactive.
Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc1995SHOActive
Symbion Inc1996SMBIUnknown
Symmetry Medical Inc1976SMAAcquired by Tecomet Inc.
Syneron Medical Ltd2000ELOSAcquired by Apax Partners.
Telvent SA1963TLVTAcquired by Schneider Electric.
Tercica Inc2000TRCAAcquired by Ipsen.
Texas Roadhouse Inc1993TXRHActive
The9 Ltd1999NCTYActive
Theravance Inc1996THRXActive
Thomas Properties Group Inc1996TPGIInactive
TNS Inc1991TNSAcquired by WPP.
TOM Online Inc2000TOMOInactive
Top Tankers Inc2000TOPTInactive
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure-99TYGActive
Tower Group Inc1989TWGPAcquired
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp1904TRWAcquired by ZF Friedrichshafen AG
TS&W/Claymore Tax-Adv Bal Fund-99TYWActive
U-Store-It Trust-99YSIActive
UAP Holding Corp1978UAPHActive
Ultra Clean Holdings Inc1991UCTTActive
US Shipping Partners LP-99USSActive
Valley Bancorp1998VLLYActive
VNUS Medical Technologies Inc1995VNUSAcquired by Covidien.
Volterra Semiconductor Corp1996VLTRAcquired by Maxim Integrated.
Warren Resources Inc1990WRESBankrupt
WCA Waste Corp2000WCAAActive
WebSideStory Inc1996WSSIAcquired by Adobe.
Wellcare Group Inc1995WCGAcquired by Centene.
Western Asset Claymore Fund 2-99WIWActive
Westlake Chemical Corp1986WLKActive
WPT Enterprises Inc2002WPTEInactive
Xcyte Therapies Inc1996XCYTInactive
Xenogen Corp1995XGENInactive
Xyratex Ltd1966XRXTAcquired by Seagate.
ZipRealty Inc1999ZIPRAcquired by Realogy Holdings Corp.
Companies that went public in 2004 and their current status

Frequently asked questions

How many initial public offerings were there in 2004? 

There were approximately 292 IPOs in 2004 according to Wikipedia, Crunchbase, Yahoo Finance, Techcrunch, and Jay R. Ritter’s data from UF Warrington College of Business. However, it’s hard to find a complete list of every company that has hit the stock exchange for the first time since the global data is fragmented. Please do your own research to confirm this figure.

Which company that had its IPO in 2004 is currently valued the highest?

As of June 2023, Google (Now Alphabet Inc.) has a market capitalization of $1.55T followed by The Home Depot Pro (Division of The Home Depot) with a market capitalization of $303B. Of course, this is subject to change and you should check for the latest data.

Which companies that had their IPO in 2004 are now bankrupt or inactive?

Unfortunately, not every company that has an initial public offering is successful. Some companies inevitably fail. Out of the 292 companies listed above, approximately 45 are now classified as inactive or bankrupt including but not limited to Bakers Footwear Group Inc, Gurunet Corp, Affirmative Insurance Hldg Inc, Thomas Properties Group Inc, OccuLogix Inc, and New York & Co Inc.

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