Nearmap LTD (ASX: NEA) is a geospatial mapping technology company that produces aerial data that is reliable and up to date for businesses use. Nearmap publishes updated coverage of key areas multiple times a year whilst maintaining growing archives that offer deep insights into industry and business operations.
What are the FY19 results for NEA?
- Annualised contract value grew by 36% to $90.2m
- Statutory revenue growth of 45% to $77.6m
- Global subscription growth up 11% to 9800 customers.
- Net loss after tax grew by 35% to $14.9m
What are the key drivers of the result?
Nearmap’s revenue growth was supported by additional customers as $6.2m worth of new business was gained in FY19, the Company was also able to upsell existing customers to more extensive services generating $5.6m in revenue. Whilst customer churn also dropped to 5.6% for FY19 from 7.3% in FY18 representing improved customer experiences. Margins have remained consistent for NEA at 91% whilst development costs have risen to $6.1m as NEA invests in new camera technology.
The Company’s 35% increase in net loss after tax is a result of depreciation and amortisation costs that have grown by 101% representing a decrease in value of the Company’s assets. Furthermore, NEA has faced a 42% cost increase in scaling expenses that will allow it to take advantage of continued demand.
What is the outlook for Nearmap?
As the Company continues to invest in its North American operations that produced a 76% return on annualised contract value in FY19, Nearmap will be well positioned to increase its revenue as it services a much larger consumer base. NEA is also developing artificial intelligence services which will increases its product range, the Company remains a global leader in aerial mapping and will continue to benefit from its first mover advantage.
How has the market reacted?
The share price of NEA has dropped sharply in response to the increased loss Nearmap’s reported for FY19, dropping 9.24% to a share price of $2.85. The Company has a market cap of $1,408m and has the ability to generate substantial returns if more businesses recognise the benefit its mapping technology can offer them.
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