StrongPoint ASA reported revenues of NOK 321 million in the second quarter of 2022, 28% growth compared to same quarter in 2021 (252) and an EBITDA of NOK 10 million (12). The company reiterates its 2025 ambition of NOK 2.5 bn and 13-15% EBITDA margin. “Serving the resilient grocery retail market is a grateful mission in today’s turbulent times. In times of uncertainty, few things are as certain as the need for people to purchase their groceries cost effective and efficiently. That is good news for StrongPoint. In the second quarter of 2022 StrongPoint grew its topline with a strong 28% vs. same quarter last year,” says Jacob Tveraabak, Chief Executive Officer of StrongPoint.
StrongPoint reported revenues of NOK 320.8 million (251.5) in the second quarter of 2022 and an EBITDA* of 9.8 million (12.0). The second quarter EBIT was NOK 1.4 million (5.9) and the net profit after tax ended at NOK 5.3 million in the quarter (6.4). Cash flow from operating activities was NOK minus 37.3 million. Included in the figures was one month of revenue and profit for the newly acquired Air Link Group Ltd in UK & Ireland, of which further financial information is presented in note 5 in the second quarter and half year 2022 report.
“Whereas the overall grocery e-commerce market has seen a post-Covid dip, the growth is still far higher than had been previously anticipated. Historically grocery e-commerce has been a laggard in e-commerce penetration, but the last two years has proven that it here to stay and will continue to grow. In the second quarter, we achieved NOK 32 million e-commerce sales, or 10% of total revenues. Also, in the quarter we announced several e-commerce contracts, including our first AutoStore contract. The opportunities for StrongPoint in delivering a complete solution for e-commerce fulfilment to its customers, including an automation solution with AutoStore, are great,” Tveraabak continues.
“At the end of the quarter, we completed the closing of the Air Link Group transaction. The acquisition provides StrongPoint with a unique platform in the UK and Ireland. I am pleased that StrongPoint operates in the retail technology market with a focus on the resilient grocery retail market. We are demonstrating very solid growth, we have very healthy margins in the mature in-store solutions market and we invest deliberately in the next growth trajectory with e-commerce. I continue to be optimistic about achieving our 2025 strategic ambitions,” Tveraabak concludes.
* EBITDA and other alternative performance measures (APMs) are defined and reconciled to the IFRS financial statements as a part of the APM section of the second quarter 2022 financial report on page 26.
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Hilde Horn Gilen
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