Waystar Holding Corp. Plans $968 Million IPO for June 7th (WAY)

Waystar Holding Corp. (WAY) expects to raise $968 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, June 7th, IPO Scoop reports. The company plans to issue 45,000,000 shares at a price of $20.00-$23.00 per share.

In the last year, Waystar Holding Corp. generated $824.7 million in revenue and had a net loss of $56.6 million. The company has a market cap of $3.6 billion.

Waystar Holding Corp. provided the following description of their company for its IPO: “We provide cloud-based payments software for healthcare providers to help them manage their revenue. (Incorporated in Delaware)  Our mission is to simplify healthcare payments through our modern cloud-based software, enabling our healthcare clients to prioritize patient care and optimize their financial performance. Overview Waystar provides healthcare organizations with mission-critical cloud software that simplifies healthcare payments. Our enterprise-grade platform streamlines the complex and disparate processes our healthcare provider clients must manage to be reimbursed correctly, while improving the payments experience for providers, patients, and payers. We leverage internally developed artificial intelligence (“AI”) as well as proprietary, advanced algorithms to automate payment-related workflow tasks and drive continuous improvement, which enhances claim and billing accuracy, enriches data integrity, and reduces labor costs for providers. Put simply, our software helps providers get paid faster, accurately, and more efficiently, while ensuring patients receive a modern, transparent, and consumer-friendly financial experience. The healthcare payment ecosystem is highly complex, beginning with pre-service patient onboarding and extending through post-service revenue collection, with dozens of interdependent steps in between. Within this multi-step workflow, the process for determining how much a provider should be reimbursed involves millions of permutations of variables, such as over 10,000 diagnosis codes that are constantly changing and unique payer contracts, each with individual rules, processes, and reimbursement requirements. The burden borne by providers of tracking and managing all of these variables, coupled with a constantly evolving regulatory framework, often results in incorrect payments or denials that require time-consuming appeals procedures to resolve. Historically, healthcare providers have relied upon a patchwork of manual processes and systems to navigate these complexities and support their payment functions. However, this legacy approach has resulted in workflow delays, lost revenue, and slower time to payment. Our purpose-built software platform addresses these challenges and optimizes healthcare payments across all stages of the patient journey. Our clients utilize our software to manage pre-encounter workflows such as eligibility checks and prior authorization approvals, as well as mid- and post-encounter workflows such as co-pay collection, claims submission and monitoring, and payer remittances. Our software is used daily by providers of all types and sizes across the continuum of care, including physician practices, clinics, surgical centers, and laboratories, as well as large hospitals and health systems. We currently serve approximately 30,000 clients of various sizes, representing approximately one million distinct providers practicing across a variety of care sites, including 18 of the top 22 U.S. News Best Hospitals. Our client base is highly diversified, and for the six months ended June 30, 2023 and the year ended December 31, 2022, our top 10 clients accounted for only 11.7% and 11.4%, respectively, of our total revenue. Our business model is designed such that as our clients grow to serve more patients, their claims and transactional volumes increase, resulting in corresponding growth in our business. In addition, our clients frequently adopt a greater number of our solutions over time and introduce our solutions across new sites of care. The number of clients from whom we generate over $100,000 of revenue has grown from 733 in the twelve months ended March 31, 2021 to 1,023 in the twelve months ended June 30, 2023, driven by large, new client wins and successful cross-selling and up-selling efforts. In 2022, we facilitated over 4 billion healthcare payments transactions, including over $900 billion in gross claims volume, spanning approximately 50% of patients in the United States. We have demonstrated an ability to drive recurring, predictable, and profitable growth. Over 99% of our revenue is either recurring subscription or based on highly predictable volumes. For the twelve months ended June 30, 2023, our Net Revenue Retention Rate was 109.7%, and for the year ended December 31, 2022, our Net Revenue Retention Rate was 109.5%.  *Note: Net loss and revenue figures are for the 12 months that ended March 31,  2024.  (Note: Waystar disclosed the terms for its IPO – 45.0 million shares at a price range of $20.00 to $23.00 – to raise $967.5 million, if priced at the $21.50 mid-point of its range, according to an S-1/A filing dated May 28, 2024. Background: Waystar updated its financial statements through March 31, 2024, in an S-1/A dated April 29, 2024. Background: Waystar filed an S-1/A dated Nov. 15, 2023, and updated its financial statements through Sept. 30, 2023. Previously: Waystar filed an S-1/A on Oct. 26, 2023, and added seven underwriters to work with joint book-runners J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Barclays. Waystar filed its S-1 on Oct. 16, 2023, without disclosing terms for its IPO. The $100.0 million in estimated IPO proceeds is a placeholder figure. Waystar filed confidential IPO documents with the SEC on Aug. 24, 2023.) “.

Waystar Holding Corp. was founded in 2017 and has 1401 employees. The company is located at 1550 Digital Drive, #300 Lehi, Utah 84043 and can be reached via phone at (844) 492-9782 or on the web at http://www.waystar.com/.

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