Interim report, Q2 2019

Report period April – June, 2019

  • Net sales in the quarter amounted to SEK 708 million (651), a growth of 8.6%. In constant currencies and adjusted for acquisitions, the organic growth was 2.4%.
  • EBITDA amounted to SEK 180 million (142), corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 25.4% (21.9).
  • EBITA amounted to SEK 120 million (108), corresponding to an EBITA margin of 17.0% (16.6).
  • Profit/loss for the quarter amounted to SEK 19 million (-27) and includes unrealized net foreign exchange differences of SEK -20 million (-48).
  • Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 132 million (111) and Free cash flow amounted to SEK 68 million (44).

Report period January – June, 2019

  • Net sales in the period amounted to SEK 1,341 million (1,206), a growth of 11.1%. In constant currencies and adjusted for acquisitions, the organic growth was 2.6%.
  • EBITDA amounted to SEK 323 million (243), corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 24.1% (20.1).
  • EBITA amounted to SEK 207 million (177), corresponding to an EBITA margin of 15.4% (14.7).
  • Profit/loss for the period amounted to SEK 2 million (-17) and includes refinancing costs of SEK -16 million and unrealized net foreign exchange differences of SEK -23 million (-54).
  • Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 209 million (151) and Free cash flow amounted to SEK 93 million (30).

Gothenburg, August 16, 2019
Opus Group AB (publ)

This information is information that Opus Group AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 07:30 CET on August 16, 2019.

For additional information, please contact:
Lothar Geilen, CEO
Tel: +46 31 748 34 00
E-mail: lothar.geilen@opus.se

Helene Carlson
Director of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel: +46 765 25 84 93
E-mail: helene.carlson@opus.se

About Opus
Opus is a technology-driven growth company in the vehicle inspection and intelligent vehicle support markets. The company has a strong focus on customer service and innovative technology within emission and safety testing and intelligent vehicle support. Opus had approximately SEK 2.5 billion in revenues in 2018 with solid operating profit and cash flow. Opus’ goal is to reach an annual revenue growth of 5-10 percent, through organic and acquisitive growth based on 3-year CAGR, and an EBITA margin of 15 percent. The majority of the growth is estimated to come from the international expansion of the vehicle inspection business, with a primary focus on the Latin American and Asian markets, and the expansion of the intelligent vehicle support business. With approximately 2,600 employees, Opus is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Opus has 34 regional offices, 24 of which are in the United States and the others in Sweden, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Spain and Australia. Opus has production facilities in the U.S. in Hartford, Ann Arbor and Tucson. The shares of Opus Group are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

About Us

Opus is a technology driven growth company in the vehicle inspection and vehicle services markets. The company has a strong focus on customer service and innovative technology within emission and safety testing and vehicle services. Opus’ plan is to double its revenues to reach USD 400 million in revenues and USD 100 million in EBITDA by 2021. The main growth is estimated to come from the expansion of the vehicle communication and services business and the international expansion of the vehicle inspection business with a primary focus on the Latin American and Asian markets. Opus is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Opus has 30 regional offices of which 20 are located in the United States and the others in Stockholm, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Germany (dormant), Mexico and Pakistan. Opus has production facilities in the U.S. in Hartford, Ann Arbor and Tucson. The Opus share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.