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Artificial Solutions

Full-stack platform provider within artificial intelligence

Artificial Solutions is a Swedish B2B software provider and an established leader in conversational AI, which is a form of AI that enables people to converse with applications and services running on computers, mobiles, wearables and other electronic devices in a human-like, intelligent manner.

The market for AI and the company’s niche, conversational AI, look set to growth rapidly in the coming years. Today, Artificial Solutions has a proven product that has put into practice at various large corporations. We therefore expect to see high organic growth. Additionally, we would expect increased sales to result in high margins given the scalable business model. Also, rapidly growing tech companies are often the subject of M&A, and Artificial Solutions could well appear on the radar of potential buyers.

The key risks we have identified are: 1) financial risk given that the company is currently cash-flow negative, 2) technological risk, as a constantly changing market could make its products obsolete, 3) competition risk, 4) partnership risk, as Artificial Solutions is intensifying its use of partners and 5) legal risk, given that the software industry has recently been subject to regulation.

SEKm 2018 2019e 2020e
Sales 45 60 86
Sales growth (%) -5,6 32,6 43,3
EBITDA -95 -103 -77
EBITDA margin (%) -210,9 -171,9 -90,4
EBIT adj -110 -109 -90
EBIT adj margin (%) -245,2 -181,8 -105,6
Pretax profit -146 -166 -105
EPS rep -13,86 -6,7 -3,01
EPS growth (%) 0 51,7 55,1
EPS adj -13,07 -5,55 -3,01
DPS 0 0 0
EV/EBITDA (x) -4,6 -8 -13
EV/EBIT adj (x) -4 -7,6 -11,1
P/E (x) -1,7 -3,9 -8,7
P/E adj (x) -1,8 -4,7 -8,7
EV/sales (x) 9,8 13,8 11,8
FCF yield (%) -48,9 -20,3 -11,4
Dividend yield (%) 0 0 0
Net IB debt/EBITDA -1 -1,7 -1,2
SEKm 2018 2019e 2020e
Sales 45 60 86
COGS 0 0 0
Gross profit 45 60 86
Other operating items -140 -162 -163
EBITDA -95 -103 -77
Depreciation on tangibles 0 0 0
Depreciation on intangibles -24 -12 -13
EBITA -119 -115 -90
Goodwill impairment charges 0 -22 0
Other impairment and amortisation 0 0 0
EBIT -119 -137 -90
Other financial items 0 0 0
Net financial items -27 -29 -15
Associated income 0 0 0
Other EO items 0 0 0
Pretax profit -146 -166 -105
Tax 0 0 0
Net profit -146 -166 -105
Minority interest 0 0 0
Net profit discontinued 0 0 0
Net profit to shareholders -146 -166 -105
EPS -13,86 -6,7 -3,01
EPS Adj -13,07 -5,55 -3,01
Total extraordinary items after tax -8,4 -6,4 0
Tax rate (%) 0 0 0
Gross margin (%) 100 100 100
EBITDA margin (%) -210,9 -171,9 -90,4
EBITA margin (%) -263,8 -192,5 -105,6
EBIT margin (%) -263,8 -229,6 -105,6
Pretax margin (%) -324,3 -277,3 -122,6
Net margin (%) -324,4 -277,3 -122,6
Growth rates Y/Y 2018 2019 2020
Sales growth (%) -5,6 32,6 43,3
EBITDA growth (%) -45,1 -8,1 24,6
EBIT growth (%) -30,6 -15,4 34,1
Net profit growth (%) -38,7 -13,3 36,6
EPS growth (%) 0 51,7 55,1
Profitability 2018 2019 2020
ROE (%) 182,1 131,1 78,5
ROE Adj (%) 171,7 108,5 78,5
ROCE (%) -335,8 -405 -994,1
ROCE Adj(%) -316,5 -335,3 -994,1
ROIC (%) -671,6 -1236,1 -8756,7
ROIC Adj (%) -624,3 -979 -8756,7
Adj earnings numbers 2018 2019 2020
EBITDA Adj -87 -96 -77
EBITDA Adj margin (%) -192,4 -161,2 -90,4
EBITA Adj -110 -109 -90
EBITA Adj margin (%) -245,2 -181,8 -105,6
EBIT Adj -110 -109 -90
EBIT Adj margin (%) -245,2 -181,8 -105,6
Pretax profit Adj -138 -137 -105
Net profit Adj -138 -137 -105
Net profit to shareholders Adj -138 -137 -105
Net Adj margin (%) -305,8 -229,6 -122,6
SEKm 2018 2019e 2020e
EBITDA -95 -103 -77
Net financial items -27 -29 -15
Paid tax 0 0 0
Non-cash items 0 0 0
Cash flow before change in WC -122 -131 -92
Change in WC 1 4 16
Operating cash flow -111 -120 -92
CAPEX tangible fixed assets 0 0 0
CAPEX intangible fixed assets -13 -11 -12
Acquisitions and disposals 0 0 0
Free cash flow -124 -131 -104
Dividend paid 0 0 0
Share issues and buybacks 132 64 170
Other non cash items -11 -9 16
Decrease in net IB debt -3 -76 82
Balance Sheet (SEKm) 2018 2019 2020
Goodwill 0 0 0
Indefinite intangible assets 0 0 0
Definite intangible assets 29 29 29
Tangible fixed assets 2 2 2
Other fixed assets 6 6 6
Fixed assets 37 37 36
Inventories 0 0 0
Receivables 23 41 56
Other current assets 0 0 0
Cash and liquid assets 47 13 6
Total assets 107 91 98
Shareholders equity -86 -166 -101
Minority 0 0 0
Total equity -86 -166 -101
Long-term debt 52 95 100
Pension debt 0 0 0
Convertible debt 0 0 0
Deferred tax 0 0 0
Other long-term liabilities 0 0 0
Short-term debt 94 94 0
Accounts payable 47 68 99
Other current liabilities 0 0 0
Total liabilities and equity 86 64 107
Net IB debt 99 176 94
Net IB debt excl. pension debt 99 176 94
Capital invested 13 9 -7
Working capital -24 -28 -44
EV breakdown 2018 2019 2020
Market cap. diluted (m) 341 647 913
Net IB debt Adj 99 176 94
Market value of minority 0 0 0
Reversal of shares and participations 0 0 0
Reversal of conv. debt assumed equity 0 0 0
EV 440 823 1007
Capital efficiency (%) 2018 2019 2020
Total assets turnover (%) 52,7 60,6 90,7
Capital invested turnover (%) 254,5 538,5 8289,5
Capital employed turnover (%) 103,5 146 810,8
Inventories / sales (%) 0 0 0
Customer advances / sales (%) 0 0 0
Payables / sales (%) 93,1 96,6 98
Working capital / sales (%) -51,9 -43,1 -41,6
Financial risk and debt service 2018 2019 2020
Net debt / equity (%) -114,8 -105,6 -92,8
Net debt / market cap (%) 7,9 27,1 10,3
Equity ratio (%) -81,1 -183,5 -102,9
Net IB debt adj. / equity (%) -114,8 -105,6 -92,8
Current ratio (%) 49,6 33,1 62,3
EBITDA / net interest (%) -348,5 -360,2 -532,7
Net IB debt / EBITDA (%) -104,4 -171 -121,1
Interest cover (%) N/A N/A N/A
SEKm 2018 2019e 2020e
Shares outstanding adj. 14 25 35
Fully diluted shares Adj 14 25 35
EPS -13,86 -6,7 -3,01
Dividend per share Adj 0 0 0
EPS Adj -13,07 -5,55 -3,01
BVPS -6,08 -6,72 -2,9
BVPS Adj -8,15 -7,91 -3,73
Net IB debt / share 7 7,1 2,7
Share price 88,06 26,2 26,2
Market cap. (m) 1252 647 913
Valuation 2018 2019 2020
P/E -1,7 -3,9 -8,7
EV/sales 9,78 13,78 11,77
EV/EBITDA -4,6 -8 -13
EV/EBITA -3,7 -7,2 -11,1
EV/EBIT -3,7 -6 -11,1
Dividend yield (%) 0 0 0
FCF yield (%) -48,9 -20,3 -11,4
P/BVPS -3,95 -3,9 -9,04
P/BVPS Adj -2,95 -3,31 -7,03
P/E Adj -1,8 -4,7 -8,7
EV/EBITDA Adj -5,1 -8,6 -13
EV/EBITA Adj -4 -7,6 -11,1
EV/EBIT Adj -4 -7,6 -11,1
EV/cap. employed 7,4 37,1 -959,5
Investment ratios 2018 2019 2020
Capex / sales 29,1 18,6 14,5
Capex / depreciation 55 90,2 95,4
Capex tangibles / tangible fixed assets 0 0 0
Capex intangibles / definite intangibles 44,6 37,7 43,1
Depreciation on intangibles / definite intangibles 81 41,8 45,1
Depreciation on tangibles / tangibles 0 0 0

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Main shareholders - Artificial Solutions

Main shareholders Share capital % Voting shares % Verified
Scope 43.8 % 43.8 % 30 Sep 2019
AFA Försäkring 5.9 % 5.9 % 30 Sep 2019
SEB-Stiftelsen 4.2 % 4.2 % 30 Sep 2019
C WorldWide Asset Management 2.8 % 2.8 % 30 Sep 2019
AB Apriori 2.8 % 2.8 % 30 Sep 2019
Peter Lindell 2.7 % 2.7 % 30 Sep 2019
Andrew Walton-Green 2.7 % 2.7 % 12 Mar 2019
Acervo AB 2.4 % 2.4 % 30 Sep 2019
Johan A. Gustavsson 2.3 % 2.3 % 30 Sep 2019
NLISIP 1.9 % 1.9 % 30 Sep 2019
Source: Holdings by Modular Finance AB

Insider list - Artificial Solutions

Name Quantity Code Date
Johan Gustavsson + 1 000 BUY 14 Aug 2019
Johan A Gustavsson via Vencom Group Holding BV + 133 000 SUBS 1 Jul 2019
Johan Gustavsson + 130 BUY 10 Jun 2019
Johan Gustavsson + 70 BUY 7 Jun 2019
Johan Gustavsson + 800 BUY 5 Jun 2019
Johan Gustavsson + 936 BUY 29 May 2019
Johan Gustavsson + 64 BUY 28 May 2019
JAN ERIK UDDENFELDT + 3 000 BUY 24 May 2019
Johan Gustavsson + 2 000 BUY 17 May 2019
Johan Ekesiöö + 10 000 BUY 16 May 2019

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