Snapchat's IPO timeline
We don't know exactly when Snap plans to go public, but here's how the timeline would play out if the Los Angeles-based company pushed its pedal to the metal and there were no speed-bumps:
This week: Analyst day, which is when it meets with investment bank analysts for the first timer. They'll see the financials and give feedback that will help drive how many shares the company plans to offer, and at what price.
Next week: The company could file its public S-1 document with the Securities and Exchange Commission (it already has filed a confidential version, per the 2012 JOBS Act).