2015 was not a good year for a company to go public.
More than 70 percent of U.S. companies that held initial public offerings in 2015 are trading below their debut prices, a figure that included 9 out of the 10 largest IPOs, The Wall Street Journal reported last week.
Overall, 2015 was the worst year to have an offering in the last 20 years. IPOs issued in 2015 are down a median of about 25 percent as of Friday's close, which is worse than the IPO slumps that occurred in other market downturns.
Here's the annualized return (or year to date for companies that have traded for less than a year) for the nearly 4,000 IPOs on the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange since the beginning of 1995. If a company was sold or was delisted, the return is calculated using the price on the last day the security was listed.