The 255 Companies That Had Their IPO In 2005

companies that had their ipo in 2005

As with most years, there are highs and lows.

Sometimes we make major advancements in technology, whereas other times we need to withstand natural disasters.

2005 was no different.

There were tragic events that happened, however, over 250 companies still braved the storm and went public for the first time. Keep reading to find out which companies went public and how they're performing today.

Major world events that happened in 2005 that affected the stock markets

london bridge attack
2005 London Bridge Attack via The Guardian

In 2005, there were many events that took place both positive and negative alongside the 50+ companies that decided to hit the stock exchange for the first time. However, two major world events had a lasting impact.

Hurricane Katrina: In late 2005, one of the most destructive hurricanes hit the US. Hurricane Katrina caused massive devastation along the Gulf Coast, particularly in New Orleans. The storm resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and extensive damage to infrastructure.

London bombings: In 2005 there were coordinated terrorist attacks in London that targeted the city's transportation system during rush hour. This resulted in the deaths of 52 people and injuring over 700. Four suicide bombers carried out the attacks.

5 notable companies that went public in 2005

1. Dolby

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange
  • Industry: Specialty Business Services
  • IPO Price: $18
  • IPO Date: February 17, 2005

dolby home page

If you love watching movies the way I do then you should be family with Dolby. They're a leader in audio and video technologies. The company develops products and technologies that enable the best possible entertainment experiences. Dolby products are used in cinemas, home theaters, and mobile devices, and they are constantly innovating to create new ways to experience sound and visuals.

2. IRobot

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Furnishings, Fixtures & Appliances
  • IPO Price: $24
  • IPO Date: November 9, 2005

irobot home page

If you're thinking of Will Smith right now you're not alone, I love the movie I Robot. However, IRobot the company is a global leader in consumer robotics, creating robots that help people to clean, vacuum, mow, and execute other tasks. Their robots are designed to help people with everyday tasks, making life easier and more efficient.

3. Morningstar, Inc.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Asset Management
  • IPO Price: $18.50
  • IPO Date: May 3, 2005

morningstar home

Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research and news. They offer a wide range of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors. The company provides data and analysis on stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, separate accounts, alternative investments, and variable annuities. I use their website frequently to stay on top of important market movements.

4. Jamba Juice (Now part of Focus Brands)

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • IPO Date: July 6, 2005

jamba juice

Jamba Juice is a leading smoothie and juice bar chain. They offer a variety of freshly blended smoothies, juices, and bowls made with real fruits and vegetables. They also offer a range of snacks, breakfast items, and healthy meal options. The company was eventually acquired by Focus Brands for ~$200m.

5. Under Armour

  • Country: United States of America
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Industry: Apparel Manufacturing
  • IPO Price: $31
  • IPO Date: November 17, 2005

under armour collection

Under Armour is a leading innovator in the sports apparel and footwear industry, and one of my personal favorites. They design, develop, market, and distribute a wide range of performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth. Their products are designed to keep athletes cool, dry, and light throughout their sporting activities. One thing that separates them from other apparel brands is their commitment to signing spokespeople such as Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock).

The 255 companies that had their Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2005

Company NameDate FoundedTickerCompany Status
Accentia Biopharmaceuticals2002ABPIInactive
Accuride Corp1986ACWActive
Actions Semiconductor2001ACTSActive
Adams Respiratory Thrptcs Inc1997ARXTAcquired by Reckitt Benckiser.
Advanced Analogic Technologies1997AATIAcquired by Skyworks
Advanced Life Sciences Hldgs1999ADLSActive
Advent/Claymore Enh G&I Fnd-99LCMActive
Allion Healthcare Inc1983ALLIAcquired by Avella Specialty Pharmacy
Alon USA Energy Inc1989ALJAcquired by Delek US Holdings Inc.
Alpha Natural Resources Inc1984ANRBankrupt
American Commercial Lines LLC1915ACLIActive
American Reprographics Co1960ARPActive
Aries Maritime Transport Ltd2005RAMSInactive
Aspreva Pharmaceuticals Corp2001ASPVAcquired
AtriCure Inc2000ATRCActive
Avalon Pharmaceuticals Inc1999AVRXInactive
BabyUniverse Inc1997BUNInactive Inc2000BIDUActive
Basic Energy Services1992BASBankrupt
Blackrock Enhanced Div Ach Trs-99BDJActive
BlackRock Global Opportunities-99BOEActive
BlackRock Health Scnc Trust-99BMEActive
BlackRock World Investment-99BWCActive
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP2003BWPAcquired by Chevron.
BofI Holding Inc1900BOFIActive
Bois d'Arc Energy Inc2004BDEAcquired by Devon Energy.
Bronco Drilling Co Inc2001BRNCInactive
Brookdale Senior Living1981BKDActive
Builders FirstSource Inc1998BLDRActive
Calamos Glbl Ttl Rtn Fnd-99CGOActive
CapitalSouth Bancorp-99CAPBActive
Cardiovascular Biotherapeutics1998CVBTActive
Caribou Coffee Company Inc1992CBOUActive
Carolina National Corp2002CNCPInactive
Cbeyond Communications Inc1999CBEYAcquired by Birch Communications
CBOT Holdings Inc1901BOTInactive.
Celanese Corp1912CEActive
CF Industries Inc1946CFActive
China Medical Technologies Inc2004CMEDBankrupt
China Techfaith Wireless Comm2002CNTFActive
Citi Trends Inc1946CTRNActive
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings1901CCOActive
Clough Global Equity Fund-99GLQActive
Coffee Holding Co1970JVAActive
Cogdell Spencer Inc-99CSAAcquired
Cohen & Steers WW Realty Inc F-99RWFActive
Coley Pharmaceutical Group Inc1997COLYAcquired by Pfizer.
Columbia Equity Trust Inc2004COEActive
Combinatorx Inc2000CRXXInactive
Consolidated Communications1900CNSLActive
Copa Holdings S.A.1947CPAActive
CRM Holdings1999CRMHActive
CryoCor Inc2000CRYOAcquired by Boston Scientific.
DCP Midstream Partners1993DPMActive
DealerTrack Holdings2001TRAKAcquired by Cox Automotive
Deerfield Triarc Capital Corp-99DFRActive
Dexcom Inc1999DXCMActive
Diamond Foods Inc1912DMNDAcquired by Snyder's-Lance
DiamondRock Hospitality Co-99DRHActive
Diana Shipping Co1999DSXActive
Directed Electronics1982DEIXActive
Diversified Income Strategies-99DVFUnknown
Dividend Capital Realty Income-99DCAActive
Dolby Laboratories Inc1965DLBActive
Dollar Financial Corp1979DLLRAcquired by Lone Star Funds
Double Hull Tankers Inc2005DHTInactive
Dover Saddlery1975DOVRActive
Dow 30 Prem & Div Inc Fnd-99DPDActive
Dresser-Rand Co1840DRCAcquired by Siemens
DryShips Inc2004DRYSActive
DSW Inc1969DSWActive
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc2005EGLEActive
Earle M Jorgensen Co1915JORAcquired by Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
Eaton Vance BuyWrite Fund-99ETBActive
Eaton Vance Enhanced Eq Inc II-99EOSActive
Eaton Vance Shrt Dur Div IF-99EVGActive
Eaton Vance Tax-Man Buy-Wrt Op-99ETVActive
ECC Capital Corp-99ECRInactive
Education Realty Trust Inc-99EDRActive
Electro-Optical Sciences Inc1989MELAInactive.
Emageon Inc1998EMAGAcquired
Emergency Medical Services1955EMSActive
Enhanced Equity Yield-99ECVActive
Enhanced Equity Yield Fund Inc-99EEFActive
Enhanced Government Fund Inc-99EGFUnknown
Enhanced S&P 500 Covered Call-99BEOActive
Enterprise GP Holdings LP1968EPEActive
Eschelon Telecom Inc1905ESCHAcquired by Integra Telecom.
EV Tax-Mnged Global Buy-Write-99ETWUnknown
ev3 Inc2000EVVVInactive
Evergreen Intl Balance Inc Fd-99EBIActive
FairPoint Communications Inc1991FRPAcquired by Consolidated Communications.
Fastclick Inc2000FSTCAcquired.
Favrille Inc2000FVRLInactive
Fiduciary/Clymr Dyn Eq Fnd-99HCEActive
First Security Group Inc1996FSGIAcquired by Atlantic Capital Bank.
First Trust/Fidac Mortgage-99FMYActive
Focus Media(China)Holding Co2003FMCNActive
FreightCar America Inc1901RAILActive
FTD Group Inc1910FTDBankrupt
Fusion Telecommunications1997FSNActive
Gabelli Global Gold Natural-99GGNActive
Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd2004GSTLActive
Genomic Health Inc2000GHDXAcquired by Exact Sciences.
Gentium SpA1905GNTAcquired by Jazz Pharmaceuticals
GFI Group Inc1987GFIGAcquired by BGC Partners Inc.
Gladstone Investment Corp-99GAINActive
Global Cash Access Holdings1998GCAActive
Global Partners LP1944GLPActive
Golf Galaxy Inc1995GGXYActive
Gravity Co Ltd2000GRVYActive
Heartland Payment Systems Inc1997HPYAcquired by Global Payments Inc.
HemoSense Inc1997HEMAcquired by Abbott.
Hercules Offshore Inc2004HEROBankrupt
Hercules Tech Growth Cap Inc-99HTGCActive
Hiland Partners LP1905HLNDActive
Hittite Microwave Corp1985HITTAcquired by Analog Devices
Hoku Scientific Inc2001HOKUAcquired by JinkoSolar
Horizon Lines Inc1956HRZAcquired
Huntsman Corp1970HUNActive
Hurray Holding Co Ltd1999HRAYActive
Icagen Inc1992ICGNActive
Icop Digital Inc1998ICOPInactive.
IHS Inc1964IHSAcquired by S&P Global.
Ikanos Communications Inc1999IKANAcquired by Qualcomm.
Inergy Holdings LP1905NRGPActive
ING Global Advtg Prem Opp Fd-99IGAActive
ING Global Div&Inc Fund-99IGDActive
International Sec Exchng Inc2000ISEUnknown
ITC Holdings Corp2001ITCAcquired by Fortis Inc.
James River Group Inc2002JRVRActive
Jer Investors Trust-99JRTUnknown
K&F Industries Holdings Inc1929KFIActive
Kayne Anderson Energy Total-99KYEActive
Kenexa Corp1987KNXAAcquired by IBM.
KKR Financial Corp-99KFNAcquired
Kona Grill Inc1996KONABankrupt
Lazard Ltd1848LAZActive
Lazard World Dvdnd & Inc Fd-99LORActive
LHC Group Inc1994LHCGActive
Lincoln Educational Svcs Corp1946LINCActive
Macquarie Global Infrastructur-99MGUActive
Madison Strategic Sector-99MSPActive
Maidenform Brands Inc1922MFBAcquired
Mathstar Inc1997MATHInactive.
Medical Properties Trust Inc-99MPWActive
Micrus Endovascular Corp1996MENDAcquired by Johnson & Johnson
Morningstar Inc1984MORNActive
MWI Veterinary Supply Inc1976MWIVActive
National Atlantic Holdings1994NAHCActive
National Interstate Corp1989NATLActive
NCI Inc1989NCITAcquired by H.I.G. Capital
NeuStar Inc1996NSRAcquired by Golden Gate Capital.
New Skies Satellites Holdings1999NSEAcquired by Carlyle Group
Newkirk Realty Trust Inc-99NKTActive
Nexity Financial Corp1999NXTYActive
NFJ Div Int Prem Strat Fnd-99NFJActive
Nicholas-Applegate Int'l Strat-99NAIActive
North Pointe Holdings Corp1986NPTEActive
NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals1997NCSTAcquired
Nuveen Equity Prem Advnt Fnd-99JLAActive
Nuveen Equity Premium & Growth-99JPGActive
Nuveen Premium Opportunity-99JSNActive
Nuveen Tax Advtgd Flt Rate Fd-99JFPActive
Nuvim Inc1999Inactive.
NxStage Medical Inc1998NXTMAcquired by Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA
Odimo Inc1998ODMOInactive
Old Mutual/Claymore Long-Short2005OLAActive
OptionsXpress Holdings Inc2000OXPSAcquired by Charles Schwab.
Orchids Paper Products Co1975TISBankrupt
PanAmSat Holding Corp1984PAAcquired by Intelsat
Patriot Capital Funding Inc-99PCAPActive
Pike Electric Corp1946PECAcquired by SPAC
Pimco Global Stocksplus-99PGPActive
Pixelplus Ltd.2000PXPLActive.
PokerTek Inc2003PTEKAcquired by Multimedia Games Holding Company Inc.
PRB Gas Transportation Inc2001PRBUnknown
Preferred Bank LA-99PFBCActive
Premium Standard Farms Inc1988PORKUnknown
Prestige Brands Holdings Inc1996PBHActive
Quintana Maritime Ltd2005QMARInactive
Rackable Systems Inc1999RACKAcquired by SGI
RBC Bearings Inc1919ROLLActive
Ready Mix Inc1996RMXActive
Reddy Ice Holdings Inc1988FRZActive
Refco Inc1969RFXBankrupt
Republic Companies Group Inc1903RUTXActive
Republic Property Trust-99RPBActive
Rockwood Holdings Inc1900ROCAcquired by Albemarle Corporation.
Ruth's Chris Steak House1965RUTHActive
S&P 500 Covered Call Fund Inc-99BEPActive
Saifun Semiconductors Ltd1996SFUNActive
Scopus Video Networks1995SCOPInactive
SeaBright Insurance Hldgs Inc2003SEABAcquired by Enstar Group.
Seaspan Corp1901SSWActive
Shamir Optical Industry Ltd1972SHMRActive
Silicon Motion Technology Corp2005SIMOActive
Sml Cap Premium Dividnd Inc Fd-99RCCActive
Somaxon Pharmaceuticals2003SOMXInactive
Spansion1993SPSNAcquired by Cypress Semiconductor
SSA Global Technologies Inc1981SSAGAcquired.
State Natl Bancshares Inc,TX1993SNBIActive
StealthGas Inc2004GASSActive
Sunamerica Focused Alpha-99FGFActive
SunAmerica Focused Alpha-99FGIActive
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc1998SNSSActive
Suntech Power Holdings2001STPBankrupt
Superior Well Service Inc1997SWSIUnknown
Syniverse Holdings Inc1997SVRActive
TAL International Group Inc1963TALAcquired by Triton International Limited
Taleo Corp1996TLEOAcquired by Oracle.
Tarpon Industries Inc1954TPOInactive.
TBS International Ltd1993TBSIInactive
Teekay LNG Partners LP2004TGPActive
Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc2001THLDAcquired by Molecular Templates Inc.
Tortoise Energy Capital Corp-99TYYAcquired by Energy Transfer LP.
Tortoise N American Energy Cor-99TYNActive
Transmontaigne Partners LP1905TLPActive
Tri-S Security Corp2001TRISUnknown
TRX Inc1988TRXIActive
Under Armour1996UARMActive
Unica Corp1992UNCAUnknown
Union Drilling1997UDRLInactive
Universal Truckload Services1981UACLAcquired by Universal Logistics Holdings Inc.
Valor Communications Group Inc1900VCGAcquired
Veri-Tek International Corp1993VCCInactive
VeriFone Holdings Inc1981PAYAcquired by Francisco Partners
ViaCell Inc1994VIACAcquired by PerkinElmer Inc.
Vimicro International1905VIMCActive
VistaPrint Limited1995VPRTActive
Volcom Inc1991VLCMActive
W and T Offshore Inc1983WTIActive
Warner Music Group Corp1958WMGActive
WebMD Health Corp1999WBMDActive
Website Pros Inc1999WSPIActive
Western Alliance1905WALActive
Williams Partners LP1908WPZActive
Williams Scotsman Int Inc1955WLSCActive
WorldSpace Corp1990WRSPInactive
Wright Express Corp1983WXSActive
XenoPort Inc1999XNPTAcquired by Arbor Pharmaceuticals
Xerium Technologies Inc1900XRMActive
Zumiez Inc1978ZUMZActive
Companies that went public in 2005 and their current status

Frequently asked questions

How many IPOs were there in 2005?

There were approximately 255 IPOs in 2005 according to Wikipedia data 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.

Which company that had its IPO in 2005 is currently valued the highest?

As of June 2023, Intercontinental Exchange has a market capitalization of $60B followed by Dexcom with a market capitalization of $46B. Of course, this is subject to change and you should check for the latest data. 

Which companies that had their IPO in 2005 are now defunct?

So far two companies have been classified as “defunct”, these are:
– China Medical Technologies
– Refco

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