Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration




Rennie, Craig G.

Committee Member/Reader

Stamenov, Venstislav M


The underpricing of initial public offerings leads to long-term underperformance. There are many reasons why this may happen, but for this study, the focus is on the lower offering price investors are granted for taking on the high risk of investing in an initial public offering as well as an investment bank keeping a good reputation. The stock return for M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holding, Inc. on the first day shows the underpricing. Underperformance follows after the initial public offering date for M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc. This is shown by the comparison of MTSI to the MTSI Index as well as by looking at the target price calculated from the comparable company analysis.