2013’s best performing IPOs (so far)

10. QIWI PLC (QIWI)

Gain: 115%
Offer price: $17
Recent close: $36
Offer date: 2-May-2013
www.qiwi.com

QIWI plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates electronic online payment systems primarily in the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates. The company operates in three segments: Qiwi Distribution, Visa Qiwi Wallet, and Corporate and Other. It provides payment services through operating approximately 120,000 kiosks and 49,000 terminals in its payment processing platform. The company also offers Visa Qiwi Wallet, an online and mobile payment processing, and money transfer system that allows accountholders to pay for the products and services of merchants, as well as to perform peer-to-peer money transfers through a virtual wallet in the online and mobile environment. In addition, it is involved in licensing software and trademarks. The company is based in Moscow, the Russian Federation.