One of the important things to consider when making an investment is the time frame of that investment. Some people want to get their return in weeks or months, and others are willing to let investments ride for years or even decades. We would like you to know that XY is not a short term investment. There are possibilities for a variety of outcomes, some of which will result in loss or gain for your investment.
Note 1: Investors will be among the first to know whenever we're at liberty to discuss important changes. XY staff can't disclose any internal discussions or plans until the public is notified widely.
Note 2: Your shares do not pay dividends. The value of your shares comes from partial ownership of XY Labs should the company IPO or be sold to a third party. Continue reading for more information.
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Possible Outcome 1 - IPO
Should XY Labs IPO, we would join a public exchange like the NASDAQ or NYSE. At minimum, this would take several years to come to fruition, most likely longer, and of course may never become the case. Currently, we do not have a date for IPO and XY Labs is not publicly traded on an exchange.
Possible Outcome 2 - XY Labs is sold to another company
XY Labs is a small business first conceived as an independent start-up. It's well within the realm of possibility that it could eventually be bought by a larger company, at which point your shares would become a factor in that sale. This is, again, a long process that is not currently planned. If this ever occurs, any announcements will be made widely and all investors will be among the first to be made aware.
Possible Outcome 3 - You sell to a private buyer
Since the XY stock is a public equity, you can sell it or will it whenever you want. The only thing to remember is that there is not an open market for it, so you would have to bring your own buyer for you to be able to sell it. What you could do would be find someone else interested in the shares and our transfer agent could help facilitate the transfer of the shares to the new shareholder.
How to transfer shares to a new owner
Possible Outcome 4 - The company fails
This would mean that your investment has been lost. Usually if this happens, any debt or creditors we have would first get paid back, and then anything that may be left over is sold and split between all the share holders.
These are, of course, not the only outcomes for XY. We could also potentially sell XY to larger company. However, these potential outcomes may help you better understand what kind of return you may experience with a purchase of XY Equity.
The important thing for the XY team is that our stock is valued the same way as yours, so we all either win or lose together. As you can see, in all of these cases, it is a multi-year journey that you would join us on.