Freelancer (ASX: FLN)

Last close As at 20/06/2024

AUD0.20

0.00 (0.00%)

Market capitalisation

AUD88m

Freelancer is an Australian company, operating one of the world’s largest online marketplaces for freelancers. Its marketplace division has two business units and the company also owns Escrow.com, which is a large transactions processor.

Structural tailwinds such as increased digitisation, remote working and a more globalised economy are providing businesses with the opportunity to seamlessly access specialised talent at low cost. Escrow.com operates a large-value transaction payment processing platform, which is uniquely positioned as it is fully licensed in every US state, Canada and Australia.

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Freelancer — AI to drive return to growth

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Freelancer — Primed for margin expansion

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Freelancer — Building the Amazon of Services

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Equity Analyst

Key Management

  • Matt Barrie

    CEO

  • Neil Katz

    CFO

Balance Sheet

Forecast net cash (A$m)

25.7

Forecast gearing ratio (%)

N/A

Share Price Performance

Price Performance
% 1M 3M 12M
Actual 0.0 (11.4) (2.5)
Relative 0.9 (11.9) (8.8)
52 week high/low A$0.3/A$0.2

Financials

Freelancer’s Q124 results were mixed. Operationally, the company is seeing rising demand for AI specialists as customers seek affordable ways to develop proprietary AI. Notably, in Enterprise, the company delivered a large-scale AI pilot for a tech giant, sourcing 20,000 freelancers in 24 hours across 52 languages. This impressive achievement could lead to a substantial multi-year contract. Major initiatives across Loadshift and Escrow with leading organisations are set to be deployed over the coming months, potentially catalysing performance and diversifying revenue streams. We have revised our forecasts to account for a weaker Q1 than anticipated, although positive lead indicators, especially relating to AI, underscore long-term optimism.

Y/E Dec Revenue (A$m) EBITDA (A$m) PBT (A$m) EPS (fd) (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2022A 55.7 (0.7) (6.9) (1.52) N/A N/A
2023A 53.3 6.8 0.3 0.05 390.0 17.9
2024E 56.6 8.3 1.8 0.28 69.6 14.9
2025E 61.0 9.4 3.0 0.46 42.4 13.1

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