Media Commentary
  • gci
    September 2020: Growth Company Investor

    As we try to figure out the future of office working, SmartSpace should offer some helpful solutions for property managers. Its software manages desk occupancy, site visitors, and meeting room bookings.

    Covid-19 functionality such as visitor contact information, room cleaning requests, and distanced desk positioning has been quickly added.

     The company is now concentrated on its smaller and mid-market subscription SaaS offerings aimed at clients with up to 1,500 employees, having recently disposed of its enterprise software division. As well as raising a useful £5m cash to add to a £1.7m net balance, this disposal removes the distraction of a long sales-cycle business with lower margins.

     Softcat has been signed up as a distributor which is an endorsement of the product and sales are already being made. There will be further benefit when the new generation of Evoko meeting room panels which incorporate the company’s software starts to ship... (continued)

    15th September 2020
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    SmartSpace Software sells enterprise software business for £4.6m

    SmartSpace Software has completed the sale of its enterprise software business to Four Winds Interactive UK for a cash consideration of £4.6m.

    SmartSpace said it had entered into and completed a sale and purchase agreement, to sell the entire issued share capital of SmartSpace Global and certain contracts of its US subsidiary, Smartspace USA for an estimated consideration of £4.6m, payable in cash on completion, together with a further deferred payment of £0.4m, payable on receipt of corporation tax R&D tax credits.

    13 August 2020
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    SmartSpace removes enterprise headaches via divestment

    AIM-listed workspace management software provider SmartSpace has announced the sale of its Enterprise software business to Colorado-based and Vista-backed digital signage software vendor Four Winds Interactive, for £5.0m (or 1.5x fiscal 2019 sales), of which £0.4m is deferred pending the receipt of a tax refund. The divestment rationale noted that this would remove the challenges faced in selling enterprise software (i.e. long sales cycles) and would enable the group to focus on its small-to-mid-market products SwipedOn and Space Connect.

    Aug 2020
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    SmartSpace soars as Softcat agrees to resell COVID return-to-work software

    SmartSpace Software PLC (LON:SMRT) shares has rocketed after computer infrastructure giant Softcat said it would start reselling the AIM-listed company’s workplace contact tracing and social distancing software.

    SmartSpace, which used to be called RedstoneConnect, and the FTSE 250 group have signed a distribution agreement for the latter to resell the Space Connect workspace management software, which is said to include “a range of solutions to support your office returning to the workplace” as part of its new Covid-19 functionality.

    31 July 2020
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    SmartSpace Software signs distribution agreement with Softcat

    Space management software supplier SmartSpace Software said it had signed a distribution agreement with Softcat to resell its workspace management solution.

    The Space Connect solution would be offered to Softcat's customers as a solution to help them implement Covid-related policies in the workplace.

    Smartspace said it had also recently secured additional enterprise customers for its Workplace platform, including an international law firm and an international news agency.

    31 July 2020
  • Directors Talk
    SmartSpace Software Plc SwipedOn has seen a net increase of 22% to more than 2,700 customers

    SmartSpace Software Plc (LON:SMRT), the leading provider of ‘Integrated Space Management Software’ for smart buildings, commercial spaces and hospitality, announced that trading for the year ended 31 January 2019 was in line with market expectations.

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    04 March 2019
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    Techinvest's Tadhg Cotter reports on SmartSpace ‘Interim results, acquisition of Space Connect and future growth strategy’

    Following the disposal of the Systems Integration and Managed Services divisions which completed in June 2018, SmartSpace has made significant progress in becoming a provider of integrated space management software. Modules developed so far include desk, meeting room and visitor management, wayfinding and event management. The company has also signed two major enterprise customers, one in the financial sector and one in the hospitality sector. Going forward, SmartSpace aims to provide greater visibility of forward revenues by targeting the self-serve and mid-range markets which can deliver pure SaaS revenues at higher margins. Acquisitions are also on the agenda and the example of Space Connect shows how significant synergies can be achieved through deals of this kind in a sector that is ripe for consolidation. Hold.

    01 December 2019
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    SmartSpace CEO Beechinor on SaaS firm’s major plans in the workplace solutions market

    Against a volatile stock market that has hit many London-listed small-cap firms, software-as-a-service (SaaS) player SmartSpace has delivered steady performance so far this year, currently sitting at 84.7p. Following a major repositioning last year, the £18.8m business has been working hard to develop its wholly-owned platform aimed at addressing a growing need for space management solutions among companies. With SmartSpace recently painting a clear picture of its near-term growth plans in its full-year results, we spoke to chief executive Frank Beechinor about the company’s progress since our feature profile in January.

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    04 July 2019
  • GCI
    February 2019 : Growth Company Investor

    The business model is SaaS subscription focused, but a recent big banking deal covering 360 locations will be a hybrid of usage and licence revenue.

    01 February 2019
  • TechInvest
    Techinvest's Tadhg Cotter reports on SmartSpace ‘Interim results, acquisition of SwipedOn and exciting long term growth strategy’

    The acquisition of Swipe-On will help broaden Smartspace’s revenue base and will enable the business to be less dependent on enterprise-level deals. With a strong cash position, the enlarged group will be able to accelerate the ‘buy and build’ strategy, acting as a consolidator in the fragmented market for smart building software and services. The shares currently trade on a cash adjusted P/E of 10.1. Continue to buy."

    01 November 2018
  • Value Market
    ‘It is a global phenomenon’: SmartSpace’s CEO Frank Beechinor on making money out of our changing attitudes to office working (SMRT)

    Since August last year, volatile market conditions have pushed newly-rebranded software-as-a-service business SmartSpace (LSE:SMRT) down from highs of 109.5p to its current 90p. The firm’s flagship product is a platform that supports companies in their efforts to make the most out of their workspace as rents continue to increase and employees take an increasingly flexible approach to office hours. Here, CEO Frank Beechinor talks through SmartSpace’s efforts to bolster its product offering and customer base. With the company’s share looking so cheap, he also explains why he believes the ‘global phenomenon’ of workspace optimisation could provide an exciting investment opportunity.

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    08 January 2019