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Empir Group

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Empir Group, formerly MSC Group, is a group of a 20+ independent companies operating within IT. The group has a nationwide organization, strong local presence with independent offices that provide services ranging from system development to IT operations of server environments, workplaces and packaged application offers. Empir operates under three divisions; Apply, Serve and Solve, representing the whole life cycle from consultancy services (Solve), application offering (Apply) and support (Serve).

We believe that Empir will continue its acquisition intensive strategy, which will derive further growth. An intensification of acquisitions within the business segments Apply and Serve would give Empir the opportunity to strengthen its operating margins as the proportion of sales from the consultancy segment decreases.

In its strategy to grow by further acquisitions, Empir faces the underlying risk of integration issues, which could potentially delay the company from reaching its financial targets. Restructuring costs from acquisitions will be volatile on a quarterly basis and affect profitability short-term.

SEKm 2018 2019e 2020e
Sales 264 274 287
Sales growth (%) 20,7 3,9 4,5
EBITDA 4 15 29
EBITDA margin (%) 1,4 5,5 10,2
EBIT adj 6 4 11
EBIT adj margin (%) 2,3 1,4 3,8
Pretax profit -1 -3 10
EPS rep -0,44 -0,43 1,54
EPS growth (%) -132 3,5 460,6
EPS adj 1,55 0,73 1,54
DPS 0,45 0 0,46
EV/EBITDA (x) 18,1 5,8 2,9
EV/EBIT adj (x) 10,9 23,2 7,7
P/E (x) -38,5 -28,2 7,8
P/E adj (x) 11 16,5 7,8
EV/sales (x) 0,3 0,3 0,3
FCF yield (%) -3 -11,1 8,6
Dividend yield (%) 2,6 0 3,8
Net IB debt/EBITDA -4,4 0,8 0,3
SEKm 2018 2019e 2020e
Sales 264 274 287
COGS 0 0 0
Gross profit 264 274 287
Other operating items -260 -259 -257
EBITDA 4 15 29
Depreciation on tangibles -5 -18 -18
Depreciation on intangibles 0 0 0
EBITA -1 -3 11
Goodwill impairment charges 0 0 0
Other impairment and amortisation 0 0 0
EBIT -1 -3 11
Other financial items 0 0 0
Net financial items 0 -1 -1
Associated income 0 0 0
Other EO items 0 0 0
Pretax profit -1 -3 10
Tax -1 0 -1
Net profit -2 -3 9
Minority interest 0 1 0
Net profit discontinued 0 0 0
Net profit to shareholders -2 -2 9
EPS -0,44 -0,43 1,54
EPS Adj 1,55 0,73 1,54
Total extraordinary items after tax -7,5 -6,4 0
Tax rate (%) 44 -0,1 -10
Gross margin (%) 100 100 100
EBITDA margin (%) 1,4 5,5 10,2
EBITA margin (%) -0,5 -1 3,8
EBIT margin (%) -0,5 -1 3,8
Pretax margin (%) -0,5 -1,2 3,5
Net margin (%) -0,7 -1,2 3,1
Growth rates Y/Y 2018 2019 2020
Sales growth (%) 20,7 3,9 4,5
EBITDA growth (%) -49,4 303,2 95,1
EBIT growth (%) -126,8 -95,6 508,7
Net profit growth (%) -142 -75,2 364,7
EPS growth (%) -132 3,5 460,6
Profitability 2018 2019 2020
ROE (%) -1,4 -1,7 5,8
ROE Adj (%) 4,8 2,9 5,8
ROCE (%) -0,9 -1,4 5,3
ROCE Adj(%) 4,1 2 5,3
ROIC (%) -1,7 -1,7 5,7
ROIC Adj (%) 7,7 2,5 5,7
Adj earnings numbers 2018 2019 2020
EBITDA Adj 11 21 29
EBITDA Adj margin (%) 4,2 7,8 10,2
EBITA Adj 6 4 11
EBITA Adj margin (%) 2,3 1,4 3,8
EBIT Adj 6 4 11
EBIT Adj margin (%) 2,3 1,4 3,8
Pretax profit Adj 6 3 10
Net profit Adj 6 3 9
Net profit to shareholders Adj 6 4 9
Net Adj margin (%) 2,1 1,1 3,1
SEKm 2018 2019e 2020e
EBITDA 4 15 29
Net financial items 0 -1 -1
Paid tax 1 0 -1
Non-cash items -5 0 0
Cash flow before change in WC -1 14 27
Change in WC 12 -7 -5
Operating cash flow 11 2 11
CAPEX tangible fixed assets -5 -5 -6
CAPEX intangible fixed assets -1 -4 0
Acquisitions and disposals -7 0 0
Free cash flow -2 -7 6
Dividend paid 0 -2 0
Share issues and buybacks 11 15 0
Other non cash items -26 -17 -1
Decrease in net IB debt 3 -28 4
Balance Sheet (SEKm) 2018 2019 2020
Goodwill 111 111 111
Indefinite intangible assets 0 0 0
Definite intangible assets 13 17 17
Tangible fixed assets 3 2 2
Other fixed assets 9 32 32
Fixed assets 136 162 161
Inventories 0 0 0
Receivables 54 60 72
Other current assets 20 0 0
Cash and liquid assets 41 34 38
Total assets 251 256 271
Shareholders equity 132 143 152
Minority 19 9 9
Total equity 151 152 161
Long-term debt 21 32 32
Pension debt 0 0 0
Convertible debt 0 0 0
Deferred tax 1 1 1
Other long-term liabilities 0 0 0
Short-term debt 4 14 14
Accounts payable 28 44 50
Other current liabilities 47 13 14
Total liabilities and equity 110 189 251
Net IB debt -16 12 7
Net IB debt excl. pension debt -16 12 7
Capital invested 135 167 172
Working capital -1 5 10
EV breakdown 2018 2019 2020
Market cap. diluted (m) 64 67 67
Net IB debt Adj -16 12 7
Market value of minority 19 9 9
Reversal of shares and participations 0 0 0
Reversal of conv. debt assumed equity 0 0 0
EV 67 87 83
Capital efficiency (%) 2018 2019 2020
Total assets turnover (%) 120 108,3 108,9
Capital invested turnover (%) 229,4 181,5 169,3
Capital employed turnover (%) 175,7 146,8 141,9
Inventories / sales (%) 0 0 0
Customer advances / sales (%) 5,1 6,9 3,9
Payables / sales (%) 17,4 13 16,4
Working capital / sales (%) 1,8 0,8 2,8
Financial risk and debt service 2018 2019 2020
Net debt / equity (%) -10,7 7,7 4,5
Net debt / market cap (%) -16,3 18,7 11,7
Equity ratio (%) 60,3 59,6 59,5
Net IB debt adj. / equity (%) -10,7 7,7 4,5
Current ratio (%) 146,6 132,7 141,8
EBITDA / net interest (%) 0 1943,4 3792,1
Net IB debt / EBITDA (%) -437,4 78 25
Interest cover (%) N/A -343,1 1402,2
SEKm 2018 2019e 2020e
Shares outstanding adj. 4 5 5
Fully diluted shares Adj 4 6 6
EPS -0,44 -0,43 1,54
Dividend per share Adj 0,5 0 0,5
EPS Adj 1,55 0,73 1,54
BVPS 35,08 27,65 29,3
BVPS Adj 2,2 3,02 4,67
Net IB debt / share -4,3 2,3 1,4
Share price 26,41 12,05 12,05
Market cap. (m) 100 62 62
Valuation 2018 2019 2020
P/E -38,5 -28,2 7,8
EV/sales 0,25 0,32 0,29
EV/EBITDA 18,1 5,8 2,9
EV/EBITA -49,6 -33 7,7
EV/EBIT -49,6 -33 7,7
Dividend yield (%) 2,6 0 3,8
FCF yield (%) -3 -11,1 8,6
P/BVPS 0,49 0,44 0,41
P/BVPS Adj 7,74 3,99 2,58
P/E Adj 11 16,5 7,8
EV/EBITDA Adj 6 4,1 2,9
EV/EBITA Adj 10,9 23,2 7,7
EV/EBIT Adj 10,9 23,2 7,7
EV/cap. employed 0,4 0,4 0,4
Investment ratios 2018 2019 2020
Capex / sales 2,2 3,3 2
Capex / depreciation 113,3 51,6 31,2
Capex tangibles / tangible fixed assets 161,6 255,6 289,9
Capex intangibles / definite intangibles 4,7 21,6 0
Depreciation on intangibles / definite intangibles 0 0 0
Depreciation on tangibles / tangibles 159,9 820,4 930,3

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Empir Group - Interview with CEO Lars Save (in Swedish)
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Main shareholders

Empir Group

Main shareholders Share capital % Voting shares % Verified
Empir AB 14.1 % 12.4 % 30 Jun 2019
Lars Save 3.5 % 8.1 % 30 Jun 2019
Lars Svensson 8.7 % 7.7 % 30 Jun 2019
Savenode AB 7.0 % 6.9 % 30 Jun 2019
Anzena Holding AB 6.5 % 5.8 % 30 Jun 2019
Avanza Pension 5.7 % 5.0 % 30 Jun 2019
Arpeggio AB 4.3 % 3.8 % 30 Jun 2019
Björn Lagerholm 4.2 % 3.7 % 30 Jun 2019
Ratsave AB 3.2 % 2.8 % 30 Jun 2019
Lorentzons i Grenna AB 2.3 % 2.0 % 30 Jun 2019
Source: Holdings by Modular Finance AB

Insider list

Empir Group

Name Quantity Code Date
Lars Save + 75 000 TILLD 16 Sep 2019
Torbjörn Skog + 8 000 TILLD 16 Sep 2019
Torbjörn Nilsson Nyström + 25 000 TILLD 16 Sep 2019
Lars Save - 100 000 SELL 17 May 2019
Anders Hibell + 2 086 SUBS 23 Apr 2019
Robert Carlén + 1 154 SUBS 16 Apr 2019
Robert Carlén + 141 626 SUBS 16 Apr 2019
Lars Save + 6 392 SUBS 16 Apr 2019
Robert Carlén + 1 154 SUBS 16 Apr 2019
Robert Carlén + 141 626 SUBS 16 Apr 2019

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