Nearmap (ASX:NEA) - Managing Director & CEO, Rob Newman
Managing Director & CEO, Rob Newman
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  • Nearmap (NEA) is on track to exceed its financial year 2021 guidance
  • Record growth in incremental annual contract value (ACV) in the company’s US portfolio is forecast to push Nearmap’s group ACV figure to $133.8 million
  • Meanwhile, NEA has successfully tested a prototype of its Hypercamera3 in fight and lodged local and international patents for the technology
  • Separately, the company is refuting allegations of a patent infringement by Eagle View Technologies in the US District Court
  • Shares are up by 13.4 per cent at $2.25 each at 10:46 am AEST

Nearmap (NEA) has released preliminary results for financial year 2021 (FY21), suggesting the aerial imagery specialist is on track to exceed its guidance.

The projected figure for the period was recently upgraded to between $128 million and $132 million.

However, record growth in incremental annual contract value (ACV) from NEA’s North American portfolio for consecutive half-year periods looks set to push the group ACV for the end of FY21 to $133.8 million on a constant currency basis.

To this end, the company said the US portfolio had grown to comprise 46 per cent of its group portfolio, representing a 39 per cent increase from June 30, 2020.

NEA has also reported continued growth in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), with the ANZ portfolio increasing by seven per cent from $69.1 million last financial year to $64.5 million as at June 30, 2021.

Nearmap CEO and Managing Director Dr Rob Newman said financial year 2021 had had seen the company deliver a record performance in a challenging economic environment.

“The strong growth from new and existing customers across our core industry verticals validates our refined go-to-market strategy in North America and gives us good momentum going into FY22,” Dr Newman said.

“Given strong customer demand, we will expand our coverage footprint in the United States in FY22, delivering even more content and value for our customers.”

The company will release its full financial year 2021 results on August 18.

Hypercamera3 update

In other news, NEA has updated the market on the design of its next generation proprietary camera system.

A prototype of Hypercamera3 has now been successfully tested in flight and patent applications filed in national and international markets to protect the company’s intellectual property rights.

Commenting on the advances, Dr Newman said: “HyperCamera3 offers unparalleled capture efficiency and also enables us to serve use cases requiring higher resolution content at altitudes currently flown with HyperCamera2.”

NEA refutes patent infringement allegations

Meanwhile, the company has engaged patent litigators to lead its defence against claims of a patent infringement made by Eagle View Technologies in the US District Court.

Nearmap maintains the allegations are fundamentally without merit and will pursue a vigorous defence.

Early in the session, shares were trading 13.4 per cent higher at $2.25 apiece at 10:46 am AEST.

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