Interim report for the period 1 January - 30 September 2021

July - September

  • Net sales amounted to SEK 78.7 (68.4) million, an increase of 15.1% compared to the same period last year.
  • EBITDA earnings amounted to SEK 19.7 (12.0) million.
  • EBITDA margin amounted to 25.1% (17.6%).
  • Profit after tax amounted to SEK 1.9 (1.8) million.
  • Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.19 (0.22).
  • Total cash flow amounted to SEK -11.4 (0.2) million.

January - September

  • Net sales amounted to SEK 209.4 (224.5) million, a decrease of -6.8% compared to the same period last year.
  • EBITDA earnings amounted to SEK 44.7 (38.8) million.
  • EBITDA margin amounted to 21.3% (17.3%).
  • Adjusted EBITDA earnings amounted to SEK 50.0 (38.8) million, adjusted for acquisition costs.
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin amounted to 23.9% (17.3%), adjusted for acquisition costs.
  • Profit after tax amounted to SEK 0.6 (10.3) million.
  • Adjusted profit after tax amounted to SEK 5.9 (10.3) million, adjusted for acquisition costs.
  • Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.06 (1.26).
  • Total cash flow amounted to SEK 20.8 (-1.3) million.

CEO's comments
New breakthrough deal with Vodafone Oman and SDS highest EBITDA result in a single quarter.

During the third quarter of the year, SDS's business operations continued at robust levels. We have been able to close several new deals with the breakthrough deal with Vodafone Oman being the highlight of the quarter. Vodafone is one of the world's biggest mobile telephone brand in telecom with presence in almost 70 markets. At the same time, our EBITDA landed at an all-time high this quarter.

The fact that Vodafone Oman has signed an agreement with SDS conveys a very clear signal about the high quality of our services and products. The customer has also chosen almost the entire SDS product portfolio for indirect sales called "Retail Value Management" and that emphasis the quality of our products once again. When Vodafone Oman established itself as the country's third mobile operator, the goal was to become the most customer-oriented and digitalized 5G operator in the world. That the technology used by Vodafone is our latest cloud native software and that it would be delivered as a SaaS from SDS was given however in addition the fact that the commercial model is also based on the number of users, stock movements and customer purchases gives SDS a fantastic upside when it comes to growth.

The acquisition in May of the big data analysis company Riaktr is now in an intensive phase where we have started marketing Riaktr's products to the SDS customer base. We have seen that the product that optimizes telecom operators 'infrastructure investment (Smart Capex) has great potential and takes us to exciting new engagements with customers highest level of management. During the quarter, Riaktr sold its AI analysis product to a mobile operator in Togo, which is both a new group of operators for us and a new market in West Africa. At the same time, we can state that the product is also attractive for the European market, something that may open new opportunities for SDS.

The financial key figures, which now include the acquisition of Riaktr, raised our EBITDA to SEK 19.7 million, which means an increase of 21% compared with the second quarter. Revenue landed at SEK 78.7 million, which means an increase of 14% compared to the second quarter.

In the wake of the pandemic, we can state that our customers have generally set prudent budgets for 2021. This has meant that our order intake was lower than expected. The lead times have become longer, not least the additional sales to our existing customers. We have therefore reached a plateau in our growth where we are now moving towards new heights based on our current strategy, which includes both organic and acquired growth. Our growth journey will continue to be volatile, and sales and results will vary from quarter to quarter. However, the underlying growth trend will continue to be good.

In our Nordic distribution business, SDD, the negative trend has now reversed, and we are seeing growth both in the traditional distribution, as well as in our new initiative where we sell digitized advertising campaigns to retailers.

Since 2018, the SDS Group has had an average growth (CAGR) of revenues of 42%, EBITDA of 52% and market cap of 64% during this period. We are determined to continue this trend in the coming years!

When I look ahead, I can state that recent business guarantees a bright future. Our growth comes, among other things, from the fact that we are growing with our customers and it is therefore important that we invest resources in joining new operator groups. Therefore, it is very gratifying to note that in the last twelve months we have joined eight new operator groups, where giants such as Vodafone and Telenor are proof of the SDS Group's ability to reach and attract new large operator groups. With these customers, we will continue to grow into new markets, with a much stronger offering.

Our growth strategy remains unchanged. We will continue to grow organically with our existing and new customers, at the same time we want to be a driving force in the ongoing consolidation. We have very good experience of adding more services and customers through acquisitions. The acquisition of eServGlobal in 2019 has been a success and has contributed to both increased sales and improved profitability. The acquisition of Riaktr means that we have already broadened our offer and added the operator Orange to the customer list. The deal will gradually lead to additional sales and earnings improvements.

Tommy Eriksson
CEO, Seamless Distribution Systems AB

For more information contact:
Martin Schedin
Chief Financial Officer
+46 70 438 14 42
[email protected]

This information is the information that Seamless Distribution Systems AB (publ) is required to disclose under the EU Market Abuse Regulation.
The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the above contact person on October 21th, 2021 at. 08.30 CEST.

About Seamless Distribution Systems AB (SDS)
SDS is a Swedish software company with solutions for electronic distribution of services to private consumers via mobile operators in emerging countries. The company offers its corporate customers a complete solution for digital accounts and transactions.

Following the acquisition of Riaktr, SDS has approximately 325 employees in Sweden, France, Belgium, Romania, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, India, and Indonesia.

With the acquisition of Riaktr, SDS will handle more than 15 billion transactions worth more than 14 billion US dollars annually. Via over 3 million monthly active resellers of digital products, more than 700 million consumers are served globally.

SDS shares are listed on Nasdaq First North Premier.
The company's Certified Adviser is FNCA Sweden AB, phone number 08-528 00 399, email: [email protected]

SDS Gruppen får en strategisk order för sin avancerade analysprodukt från en operatör i Senegal

Seamless Distribution Systems AB (SDS) har genom sitt dotterbolag Riaktr fått en order värd 1,1 miljoner kronor från en ledande mobiloperatör i Senegal.

SDS Group receives a strategic order for advanced analytics from an operator in Senegal

Seamless Distribution Systems AB (SDS) has through its subsidiary Riaktr received an order worth SEK 1.1 million from a leading mobile operator in Senegal.

SDS vinner en order värd 3,6 miljoner kronor från en existerande kund i Djibouti

Seamless Distribution Systems (SDS) har fått en order värd 3,6 miljoner SEK från en existerande kund i Djibouti. Affären avser driftsättningen av SDS flaggskeppsprodukt ERS 360°, som ersätter kundens befintliga lösning och underlättar digitaliseringen av kundens försäljnings- och distributionskanal.

SDS receives an order worth SEK 3.6 million from an existing customer in Djibouti

Seamless Distribution Systems (SDS) has received an order worth 3.6 million SEK from an existing customer in Djibouti. The deal concerns the commissioning of SDS's flagship product ERS 360 °, which will replace the customer's existing solution and facilitate the digitization of the customer's sales and distribution channel.

Kommuniké från årsstämma i Seamless Distribution Systems AB

Stockholm - Årsstämma i Seamless Distribution Systems AB har hållits i Stockholm torsdagen den 21 april 2022.

SDS håller livesänd pressträff med anledning av publicering av Q1 rapporten

SDS kallar till en livesänd pressträff torsdagen 21 april klockan 15.00. Under pressträffen kommer SDS vd Mats Victorin att gå igenom bolagets utveckling under första kvartalet 2022.

Seamless Distribution AB offentliggör utfall av riktad nyemission av aktier

Seamless Distribution AB offentliggör idag att den riktade nyemissionen av aktier som offentliggjordes genom pressmeddelande den 18 mars 2022 är fulltecknad. Bolaget tillförs 20 miljoner kronor.

Seamless Distribution AB announces the outcome of a directed share issue

Seamless Distribution AB announces today that the directed share issue that was announced in a press release on March 18, 2022, is fully subscribed. The company will receive SEK 20 million.

SDS får en order värd 2,7 miljoner kronor från en av Sydostasiens största operatörsgrupper

Seamless Distribution Systems (SDS) har fått en strategisk tilläggsorder värd 2,7 miljoner kronor från en av de ledande telekomoperatörerna i Pakistan, för SDS produkt "Smart Campaigns and Commissions" (SCC), som är en del av SDS Retail Value Management (RVM) svit. Den lokala operatören är en del av en ledande internationell mobiloperatörsgrupp som SDS fick sina första genombrottsorder från 2021. Denna nya order visar återigen det fortsatta förtroendet för SDS.

SDS Group receives an order worth 2.7 MSEK from one of the world's largest telecom groups in Asia Pacific

Seamless Distribution Systems (SDS) has received a strategic additional order valued at 2.7 MSEK from one of the leading telecom operators in Pakistan, for the SDS "Smart Campaigns and Commissions" (SCC) solution, part of SDS Retail Value Management (RVM) suite. The local operator is part of a leading international mobile operator group that SDS received its first breakthrough orders from in 2021. This new order yet again demonstrates the continued trust shown to SDS.

Seamless Distribution Systems AB tillförs 20 MSEK genom riktad emission

Styrelsen i Seamless Distribution Systems AB (publ) ("SDS" eller "Bolaget") har idag fattat beslut att genomföra en riktad emission med stöd av bolagstämmans bemyndigande till de större aktieägarna i SDS. Den riktade nyemission av 540 541 aktier till ett pris motsvarande 37 kr ger en total teckningslikvid om cirka 20 miljoner. Teckningskursen har baserats på den volymvägda snittkursen under de senaste 10 handelsdagarna.

Seamless Distribution Systems AB will receive SEK 20 million through a directed share issue

The Board of Directors of Seamless Distribution Systems AB (publ) ("SDS" or "the Company") has today decided to carry out a directed share issue, with the support of the Annual General Meeting's authorization, to the major shareholders in SDS.The private placement of 540,541 shares at a share price of SEK 37 gives a total subscription payment of approximately SEK 20 million. The subscription price has been based on the volume-weighted average price during the last 10 trading days.

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