Interim report Q2 2019

Increase in acquisition activity partially offsets lower demand toward the end of the quarter

Group
The varying demand for Beijer Alma’s products reflects the growing uncertainty in our and our customers’ operating environments. With our diversified customer base in various industries, we can see that many displayed a high level of activity – for example, within the defense, engineering and offshore industries. However, we have noted a clear slowdown within automotive manufacturing and aftermarket compared to last year.

Order bookings decreased during the quarter. Despite varying demand, our earnings for the quarter were the second-best in the Group’s history. Our cash flow for the quarter was negative as a result of recent acquisitions.

Subsidiaries
Order bookings within Lesjöfors decreased in both business areas. Industry saw a slowdown in the automotive industry, primarily in Germany, while demand in other customer segments remained favorable. For Chassis Springs, demand from end customers was significantly lower than in the year-earlier period, when exceptionally high volumes were reported.

Habia’s strong quarter was driven by high levels of activity in Other Industry within the defense, industrial and offshore customer segments. Telecom remained on par with the last three quarters, but was weaker than in the second quarter of the preceding year, which was the primary reason for Habia’s decreased order bookings.

Beijer Tech had another strong quarter, with profitable growth and increased order bookings. Organic growth from most customer segments and geographic regions was supported by supplementary acquisitions with a strategic focus on broadening the customer base and improving refinement.

Acquisitions
So far this year, five supplementary acquisitions have been completed, three of which during the second quarter. These acquisitions contribute MSEK 350 in annual sales. The acquisitions strengthen our subsidiaries and support our strategy of pursuing profitable growth. In May, the group that includes Tribelt and De Spiraal in the Netherlands was acquired. This strengthens Lesjöfors’s platform within industrial springs and expands the product offering to include metal conveyor belts supplying, for example, the food industry. Beijer Tech acquired Codan AS in Norway in May, establishing a platform for geographic expansion in the Fluid Technology business area. In June, Beijer Tech also acquired KTT Tekniikka in Finland, which serves the Finnish market with mechanical power transmission products.

Henrik Perbeck, President and CEO

If you have any questions, please contact:
Henrik Perbeck, President and CEO, Telephone +46 18 15 71 60, henrik.perbeck@beijeralma.se
Jan Blomén, Chief Financial Officer, Telephone +46 18 15 71 60, jan.blomen@beijeralma.se

This information is information that Beijer Alma AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 12:00 noon. on August 15, 2019.

Beijer Alma AB (publ) is an international industrial group that focuses on component production and industrial supplies. The Group includes Lesjöfors, one of Europe’s largest spring manufacturers, Habia Cable, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of custom-designed cables and Beijer Tech, with strong positions in industrial supplies in the Nordic region. Beijer Alma is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Mid Cap. 

Beijer Alma AB (publ)
Dragarbrunnsgatan 45, Box 1747, SE-751 47 Uppsala, Sweden. Telephone 46 18 15 71 60.
Registered office: Uppsala. Corp. Reg. No: 556229-7480. www.beijeralma.se

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Beijer Alma AB (publ) is an international industrial group focused on component production and industrial trading. The Group includes Lesjöfors, which is one of Europe’s largest spring manufactures, Habia Cable, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of custom-designed cables, and Beijer Tech, which holds strong positions in industrial trading in the Nordic region. Beijer Alma is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap list

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