Volpara share price leaps 5% following record cash receipts

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The Volpara Health Technologies Ltd (ASX: VHT) share price is rising today after the company released its quarterly results.

The company’s shares lifted 13% in earlier trade before retreating. The Volpara share price is now up 4.65%, trading at 67.5 cents.

Volpara develops software for the early detection of breast cancer. Let’s take a look at what Volpara reported in today’s results.

Volpara share price responds to ‘strong’ update

The Q1 FY23 quarterly cash flow report is likely driving the Volpara share price higher today. Highlights include:

  • Customer cash receipts up 35% on Q1 FY22 to NZ $8.7 million
  • Net operating and investing cash outflow of NZ$3.6 million, compared to N$2.9 million in the previous quarter
  • Subscription receipts lifted 36% on prior corresponding quarter to NZ$8.3 million
  • Net cash at hand of NZ$15.2 million. A $10 million undrawn bank facility is also available
  • Guidance of NZ$31.5 to $33 million revenue in FY23

What else did Volpara report?

Volpara said cash receipts were the “strongest on record”.

Net outflow was 24% on the previous quarter, due to multiple costs, including performance-related pay. Volpara was expecting this loss but plans to reduce outflows from Q3 onwards.

Volpara described its cash position as “strong” and highlighted it has no debt. Management is confident the cash at hand will help the company break even in the future.

Highlights for the quarter included a partnership with Microsoft, and a ‘best scientific contribution’ award for a scientific paper.

Contracted annual recurring revenue (CARR) lifted by US$1.5 million on the prior quarter to US$23.7 million.

Annual recurring revenue (ARR) also lifted by $1.2 million to US$18.5 million.

Management commentary

Speaking on the results that are giving the Volpara share price a boost today, CEO Teri Thomas said:

This quarter we are pleased with our continued growth. We are delighted about the momentum we’ve gained with large healthcare organisations’ faith in us and our portfolio of products and services.

We are highly focused on continued support of our customers’ successes, while engaging with additional ‘elephant-sized’ organisations for the next quarters

Strategy update

Volpara is aiming to return to profit by FY25 and balance the books by Q4 FY24. Central to this return to profit will be focussing on high revenue geographic regions, including Australia and the United States.

The company said it will prioritise sales opportunities that generate high value, and large revenue. Volpara will also keep investing in science and technology.

Commenting on this strategy, Thomas said: “This time focusing our expertise in both the products and geographical areas that provide maximum value to shareholders will position us well for growth as a profitable company within the foreseeable future.”

Volpara will also freeze or limit investment in low-margin or long lead time products.

Volpara share price snapshot

The Volpara share price has lost 38% in the past year and more than 34% year to date.

However, in the past month, the company’s stock has exploded 69%.

Volpara has a market capitalisation of about $173 million based on today’s share price.

The post Volpara share price leaps 5% following record cash receipts appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

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