The Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) share price rose 4% this morning after the company released its annual results to the market. Revenues jumped 32% to $54.1 million, and the net loss after tax was $11 million.
No dividends were declared. Nearmap ended the year with approximately $17 million in cash and no debt.
Continued strong growth in both the US and the Australian markets drove Nearmap’s business performance during the year, as this chart neatly shows:
As readers can see, the US division is becoming increasingly important, (approximately 20% of Nearmap’s revenues) although Australian revenues also continue to grow at around 20% per annum. Pleasingly, customer “churn” (the number of customers that cancel their subscription each year) fell to 7.5%, down from approximately 10% in previous years. Customer churn is important because it is expensive to acquire customers (via marketing). Each year extra that a customer continues for, results in higher financial returns for the company. It is also a useful secondary indicator of whether a company’s products are any good, as companies with bad or replicable products will have much higher customer churn.
Nearmap also continues to report a diverse list of clientele, reducing the risk of key customer losses or reliance on any particular industry.
With revenue per user continuing to grow, churn decreasing, and total subscription numbers also rising, Nearmap has been able to generate substantial value over the past few years. It is possible that this will continue, especially with new products, continuing innovation, and a strong sales team. However, Nearmap only has around 1.5 years of cash remaining at current burn rates, including operating cash losses and expenditure on investment. As a result, it is likely that the company may need to seek more capital within the next 18 months or so, depending on growth.
Still, Nearmap continues to perform well and I think the company is worth investigating even at today’s prices of $1.60 per share.
These 3 stocks could be the next big movers in 2020
When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for more than eight years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*
In this FREE STOCK REPORT, Scott just revealed what he believes are the 3 ASX stocks for the post COVID world that investors should buy right now while they still can. These stocks are trading at dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks these could really go gangbusters as we move into ‘the new normal’.
*Returns as of 6/8/2020
Motley Fool contributor Sean O'Neill owns shares of Nearmap Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Nearmap Ltd. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.
- Results: Is G8 Education Ltd a buy for its 4% dividend? – August 27, 2018 12:22pm
- Results: Why the Adacel Technologies Limited (ASX:ADA) share price is down 7% – August 26, 2018 9:54pm
- Results: Why the Nearmap Ltd (ASX:NEA) share price is up 4% today – August 22, 2018 5:15pm