1Spatial’s core technology validates, rectifies and enhances customers’ geospatial data. The combination of its software and advisory services reduces the need for costly manual checking and correcting of data.
FY19 represented a year of good strategic and financial progress for 1Spatial. It divested Enables IT, raised capital and shifted to subscription licensing, all while increasing revenue and EBITDA margins. Investment in innovative 3D, LMDM and mobile projects should begin to bear fruit in FY20 and ensure that this progress continues. The recent acquisition of Geomap-Imagis (GI) further enhances its technical capability. Factoring GI into our forecasts helps raise our FY21e adjusted EPS by 14% to 1.0p.
The GIS industry is large and growing – P&S Market Research estimates the global GIS software, services and hardware market at US$9.0bn, forecasting a 10.1% CAGR to reach US$17.5bn by 2023. Software is estimated to account for around half of this market at present, with growth forecast at c 9% through 2023, whereas the revenue opportunity for services is expected to grow more rapidly – at c 12% from around US$3.5bn at present.