The elemental reason behind the difficulty is that in the trendy world the silly are cocksure while the intelligent are stuffed with doubt.” – Bertrand Russell
Today, we put Smartsheet Inc. (NYSE:SMAR) within the highlight for the primary time. The shares have been greater than cut in half over the past 12 months as rising rates of interest have crushed many growth names. Has the equity sunk into bargain territory yet? An evaluation follows below.
Smartsheet, Inc. is predicated just outside of Seattle, WA. The corporate provides cloud-based enterprise platform that helps plan, capture, manage, automate, and report on work for teams and organizations via a wide range of Dashboards and Portals for real-time visibility into the status of labor to align individuals, managers, and executives. Putting more simply, Smartsheet offers an easy-to-use Project Portfolio Management or PPM software platform, which makes workflow management easier and more efficient.
Subscription fees account for just over 85% of overall revenues with the remaining coming from skilled services. The stock currently trades just north of thirty bucks a share and sports an approximate market capitalization of $4.1 billion. The corporate is currently operating in its 2023 fiscal 12 months.
Second Quarter Results:
On the opening day of September, Smartsheet reported second quarter numbers. The corporate posted a non-GAAP lack of 10 cents a share, half the loss the consensus was expecting. Sales rose just over 40% on a year-over-year basis to $186.7 million, beating expectations by roughly $6 million. Subscription services saw $173.5 million in revenues throughout the quarter, up 42% from 2Q2021. Skilled Services grew 24% year-over-year to $13.2 million.
Management noted the next around growth in its customer base:
The variety of all customers with annualized contract values (“ACV”) of $100,000 or more grew to 1,220, a rise of 63% 12 months over 12 months. The variety of all customers with ACV of $50,000 or more grew to 2,738, a rise of 48% 12 months over 12 months. The variety of all customers with ACV of $5,000 or more grew to 16,682, a rise of 24% 12 months over 12 months.
Calculated Billings for the quarter rose 44% on year-over-year basis to $205.6 million, while dollar-based net retention rate was 131% for the quarter.
Leadership then projected FY2023 sales and earnings as follows:
Total revenue of $750 million to $755 million versus the $756 million consensus on the time of the brand new guidance Non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.56 to $0.49 versus the -$0.63 consensus
Analyst Commentary & Balance Sheet:
Since second quarter numbers were posted, 4 analyst firms including Morgan Stanley and KeyBanc have reiterated Buy/Outperform rankings on SmartSheet. Price targets proffered ranged from $46 to $54 a share.
Under three percent of the outstanding float in SMAR is currently held short. Several insiders have been consistent and frequent sellers of the shares up to now in 2022. They disposed of roughly $1.2 million price of shares within the third quarter and two insiders have sold nearly $400,000 price of stock up to now within the fourth quarter. The corporate has no long-term debt and ended the second quarter with just over $450 million price of money and marketable securities after posting a non-GAAP net lack of $13.5 million throughout the quarter. Free money flow was a positive $7.1 million it must be noted. This in comparison with free money flow of negative $3.5 million within the second quarter of fiscal 2022.
The present analyst firm consensus has the corporate losing 53 cents a share in FY2023 at the same time as revenues rise by greater than 35% to simply over $750 million. Sales growth is predicted to chill somewhat to slightly below 30% in FY2024 as Smartsheet’s losses are projected narrow to 30 cents a share.
Smartsheet continues to deliver impressive revenue growth in what has been a difficult 12 months to perform this in most sectors of the economy. SMAR changes hands at a bit of lower than five and a half times forward sales. An honest bit cheaper for those who subtract the corporate’s net money from the equation.
The stock is down some 55% over the past 12 months at the same time as the corporate has continued to deliver impressive sales growth and is narrowing its losses. This fall within the share price seems mainly on account of the deflating impact much higher rates of interest have had on growth stocks, especially around names that will not be quite profitable yet. I think Smartsheet’s long-term risk/reward profile is attractive enough at current trading levels to take a small initial holding. I even have done so via covered call orders as this straightforward strategy provides significant downside mitigation and the choices against this equity are lucrative and liquid.
Half of being smart is knowing what you’re dumb about.” – Solomon Short