Rent.com.au posts loss, but grows revenue on renter resumes

Rent.com.au posts loss, but grows revenue on renter resumes
Rent.com.au posts loss, but grows revenue on renter resumes

Rental platform Rent.com.au grew its annual revenue by 121 percent to $1.65 million over the previous financial year but made a net operating loss after tax of more than $8.5 million for the year ended June 30.

The group, which allows renters to make online rental applications, said its short-term goal was for the cashflow to break even. 

It also guided for positive revenue growth expected to be derived from renter products and third party arrangements.

It aims to achieve that by focussing on its Renter Resume online rental application system and cost cuts.

Renter Resume was launched in October 2016 and is a user-managed online profile that allows renters to automatically generate property enquiries and applications.

Agents and landlords can check the applicant’s rental history, ID verification and a tenancy database screening (via RENT’s RentCheck product).

Rent.com.au said its resume creation averaged a 500 resumes per day, totalling nearly 130,000 by June 30.

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Rent.com.au posts loss, but grows revenue on renter resumes

Net operating loss after tax was $8,513,631, down from $12,820,585 in the previous financial year. The loss included included a non-cash share based payments expense of $2.24 million associated with performance based convertible securities issued to advisors, shareholders and employees. 

Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation, and Amortisation (and excluding non-cash share based payments) was a loss of $5.8 million, down from $7.2 million in the previous year.

Cash reserves decreased from $6,080,209 at 30 June 2016 to $3,254,380 at 30 June 2017.

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Rent.com.au Financial Results

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