North Media’s history dates back to 1965, when the distribution of unaddressed printed advertisements and newspapers was its main activity. The company has since diversified its product offering to include advertisement-funded internet distribution activities. North Media is the only media company listed on the OMX Copenhagen Stock Exchange. It operates four segments: FK Distribution, North Media Newspapers, North Media Online and BEKEY.
Offline media remains popular in Denmark, with ~75% of Danish households receiving it. Because the number of supermarkets is declining, the industry demands tailored marketing solutions, and North Media offers a strong distribution platform. We believe that the company can therefore leverage its position to increase prices. In addition to its strong offline position, North Media is also expanding its digital efforts, where good expansion opportunities exist.
There are three main risks to the business: 1) the implementation of regulations against physical advertisements and/or an increased negative perception of offline advertisements, 2) increased penetration of online marketing from competitors and its market share versus print media, and 3) difficulties finding growth opportunities in the three smaller segments of the company.