Future growth based on financial strength

INTERIM REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY – SEPTEMBER 2020

THIRD QUARTER

  • Net sales totaled SEK 23.2 (27.5) million.
  • EBITDA totaled SEK 1.1 (6.6) million.
  • The operating profit/loss totaled SEK -2.2 (3.3) million.
  • Earnings for the period totaled SEK -2.2 (3.2) million.
  • Earnings per share totaled SEK -0.01 (0.01).
  • Cash flow from operating activities totaled SEK 0.5 (-3.4) million.

INTERIM PERIOD

  • Net sales totaled SEK 69.9 (53.1) million.
  • EBITDA improved and totaled SEK 6.2 (-2.2) million.
  • The operating profit/loss totaled SEK -3.2 (-11.9) million.
  • Earnings for the period totaled SEK -3.3 (-12.3) million.
  • Earnings per share totaled SEK -0.01 (-0.03).
  • Cash flow from operating activities was strengthened and totaled SEK 9.7 (-14.7) million.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE QUARTER

  • Partnership agreement signed with RCO Security for the integration of YOUNiQ with RCO’s access system

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE END OF THE INTERIM PERIOD

  • YOUNiQ integrated with Telcred and Axis Communication’s system. First installation operational at Zynka Group’s head office in Gothenburg

FINANCIAL DATA AND KEY INDICATORS
Amounts in SEK thousands unless otherwise stated

KEY INDICATORS

20202019202020192019Rolling
 Q3Q3Q1 - Q3Q1 - Q3Full-Year12 mth
Net sales23 17527 52169 85553 11191 927108 671
Net sales growth, %-15.8%63.6%31.5%-1.1%35.9%62.1%
Gross margin, %79.8%89.2%84.1%82.5%86.4%86.8%
Operating profit/loss-2 1873 259-3 167-11 8836519 367
Operating margin, %-9.4%11.8%-4.5%-22.4%0.7%8.6%
Cash flow from the operating activities480-3 4399 681-14 734-47723 938
Cash and cash equivalents71 29460 90871 29460 90873 67671 294

See the Financial Glossary for definitions.

INVITATION TO PRESENTATION OF THE INTERIM REPORT

In connection with today’s interim report, Precise invites investors and the media to an informational conference call.

The conference call starts at 10:00 AM (CET).

Link to all public information such as link to webcast and participant number for the telephone conference:

https://financialhearings.com/event/13012

To take part, click on the link above to listen to and follow the presentation online, or call one of the following numbers to follow by phone.

SE: +46850558358
UK: +443333009273

You will be asked to state your name when you connect to the conference call and there will be an opportunity to ask questions in Swedish. The conference call will be held in English.

Participating on behalf of Precise:
Stefan K Persson, CEO
Ulrik Nilsson, CFO

CEO COMMENTS
I am delighted to be able to present another quarter for Precise with a continued positive result at EBITDA level. We are making major inroads in the field of Digital Identity, where YOUNiQ for secure and convenient access to facilities is being used thousands of times every day in more than 40 installations around Sweden.

Net sales in the third quarter were, as expected, in line with the previous quarter and totaled SEK 23.2 million. If we look at the interim period as a whole, net sales increased by 31.5% to SEK 69.9 million. The increased income during the interim period combined with good cost control has resulted in a stable financial position, enabling continued investments in our prioritized areas.

We are continuing to see increased demand for YOUNiQ from more and more actors, and customers are requesting additional installations of our access product, including Temporary Space Nordics. We signed a partnership agreement during the quarter with RCO Security for the integration of YOUNiQ with their access system, enabling sales of YOUNiQ to their customers. After the end of the quarter, YOUNiQ was integrated with Telcred’s access system, an open, cloud-based platform. Zynka Group is the first customer to use YOUNiQ together with Telcred, with the hardware being supplied by Axis Communication. Integrations with different suppliers’ systems are in line with our strategy, as partnerships with platform suppliers and security companies give us accelerated access to a bigger customer base.

Another important element of our sales and marketing strategy in the field of access is direct sales. We continued to strengthen our sales force during the quarter. In Sweden alone, we have identified an addressable market worth around SEK 1 billion by 2025. We are well positioned to seize the opportunities presented by the steady growth in demand.

In the Mobile area, we continue to see our product being integrated into devices from leading OEM manufacturers, e.g., Samsung. We are continuing to increase our share of the value chain, by assuming greater responsibility for areas such as pre-processing, in order to strengthen joint positions together with our partners. There is still high demand for optical sensors, which are gaining ground in the medium- and high-price segment, where Precise has a stronger position.

As we expected, none of the card issuers have as yet produced smart cards in any significant volumes. We are seeing a slight increase in activity regarding smart cards in the wake of Covid-19. As banks now prepare for commercial launches, we expect modest volumes to be produced over the next year. Precise is standing poised to capitalize on this market.

With stable income from Mobile, we continue to invest in the field of Digital Identity, where we see major market potential for access. We are confident in our efforts to be the preferred supplier of identification software for secure and convenient identification, where you are the key.

Stefan K Persson, CEO