Frequently Asked Questions
What is RetailRoadshow.com?
RetailRoadshow.com provides public access to online roadshow presentations
for current public offerings (IPOs and other offerings). At RetailRoadshow.com,
you can view the online roadshow for a current offering and download and read the prospectus. Investors seeking
investment information about an IPO or public offering can use RetailRoadshow.com to learn more about
the company, its management, and its outlook by viewing the online roadshow and reading the prospectus.
What is a roadshow?
When a company offers its securities for purchase in the public market, the management team traditionally travels to
various cities and locales to provide potential institutional investors an overview of the company. The presentation
they give is called a roadshow. At RetailRoadshow.com, the online version of the roadshow is available
for current IPOs and other public offerings. The roadshow provides an opportunity for investors to
meet the mangement of the company. However, all investment decisions should be
based exclusively on information available in the prospectus.
How do I determine which roadshow to view?
At any one time, there may be numerous RetailRoadshow presentations available on this site
for viewing. Each RetailRoadshow presentation corresponds to a current IPO or public offering.
You may view any RetailRoadshow listed on this site. You may want to consult with your
investment advisor to determine which offerings are appropriate for you.
What types of roadshows are available on RetailRoadshow.com?
The roadshows for current IPOs and certain other public offerings (e.g., follow-on offerings)
are available for you to view at RetailRoadshow.com.
I'd like to view a RetailRoadshow that is no longer listed on the site? How can I do this?
RetailRoadshow presentations are only available for viewing during the offering period. During the offering period
you may view the RetailRoadshow as often as you wish. However, once the offering has ended, the roadshow presentation
can no longer be viewed, and you should rely on the final prospectus for information about the offering.
How should I use the information presented in a roadshow?
Roadshows are intended to give potential investors an overview of the company, its
management, and its outlook. If, after viewing a RetailRoadshow, you are interested in the
company and are considering investing, you should first read the prospectus in its entirety.
Investment decisions should be based exclusively on information contained in the prospectus.
If you ultimately decide to invest, you should contact your investment advisor for more
I've heard about a specific IPO and want to watch the RetailRoadshow for it. How do I find it?
Roadshows for current IPOs and certain other public offerings are listed on the RetailRoadshow site. To see the list, go to the RetailRoadshow home page
and choose one of the three search options. To see all the available RetailRoadshows by company name, select the first search option: View
All Roadshows. There are also options for searching for a roadshow by keyword or by underwriter.
I'd like to save or print a copy of a roadshow. How can I do this?
RetailRoadshow presentations are not intended to be saved or printed. The information in a roadshow
is only provided in conjunction with the offering process. However, during the offering period you may view
the RetailRoadshow as often as you wish. Once the offering has ended, you should rely on the final prospectus.
I'd like to save or print a copy of the prospectus for a roadshow. How can I do this?
The prospectus, which is a public document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, can be saved or
printed for any RetailRoadshow. In addition to viewing the prospectus for an offering on the RetailRoadshow site, you
may also obtain the prospectus for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at
http://www.sec.gov. The RetailRoadshow site utilizes
the Adobe Reader plugin to display prospectus documents, which are in Adobe PDF format. The Adobe Reader plugin has
save and print functions built in that you can freely use if you wish. For help using the Adobe Reader plugin, click
I've selected a RetailRoadshow to view, but it doesn't work. Why?
The RetailRoadshow web site utilizes a number of different technologies to provide online
roadshow presentations. All of these different technologies must be installed and configured
properly on your computer in order for you to view a RetailRoadshow. In addition, your Intenet connection
and bandwidth must be sufficient for the RetailRoadshow web site to deliver the presentation materials
in a smooth and timely manner. We strongly recommend running the RetailRoadshow System Check
to help determine if your computer is properly configured for viewing RetailRoadshow presentations.
For help on specific viewing problems, please consult the
Viewing a RetailRoadshow help page by clicking here.
I am interested in purchasing shares of an offering listed on the RetailRoadshow site. How do I do this?
Before you decide to purchase shares of an offering, please be sure to read the prospectus in its entirety. Investment
decisions should be based exclusively on the prospectus. If you ultimately decide to invest, you should contact your
Why isn't the RetailRoadshow for a particular offering available on this site?
If you cannot find the RetailRoadshow for a specific offering on the RetailRoadshow site, first try going to the
RetailRoadshow home page and choosing the View All Roadshows search option.
If the roadshow is not listed, it may be that the offering has already ended or has yet to begin. In most cases, the
RetailRoadshow for an offering is only available for viewing for a few weeks, up until the offering is completed.
Where can I learn more about IPOs, roadshows, and investing in public offerings?
There are several helpful websites for learning about public offerings and investing in IPOs. For example, the Yahoo! Finance
site has basic information about investing in stocks and public offerings.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also has a site with useful information
about IPOs. Renaissance Capital offers news, research, and other information on current, recent, and upcoming IPOs. It is important
that you understand the risks involved with investing in public offerings of securities before purchasing shares. The SEC urges all potential investors
to read the entire prospectus before making an investment decision to purchase any offering.