Andreas Eriksson | 2023-02-21 08:00
Soaring energy prices forcing changeThe continued Russian cut off from the Europe continues to affect the energy market and the higher energy prices are taking their toll on both companies and communities. Along with public incentives this has motivated property owners to accelerate energy efficiency efforts, as inaction has become too costly. Free2Move’s offering with the 2Connect SaaS-platform, enables for property owners to control and get a better overview of the property’s temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide and air quality. Adding solar panels and ventilation systems through recent acquisitions. Solortus and Sydvent, Free2Move has a comprehensive offering for property owners looking to save both money and reduce climate footprint.
Cross synergies to drive organic growthBased in Sweden, with business also in Norway, Free2Move is looking to grow both organically, driven by sales synergies between subsidiaries, as well as by acquisitions. Recent additions Solortus and Sydvent, has shown growth of about 100% respectively since included in the Free2Move group, in 18 and 6 months respectively, while the 2Connect platform provides recurring revenues with a high stickyness. In 2022, the company managed to save over 21 milion kWh for its clients, corresponding to some SEK 47m, and establish the company on the rapidly growing PropTech-market. With the costly implementation of their acquisitions behind them and a significant underlying market growth, 2023 could mark the beginning of a profitable growth journey.
Sales of SEK 70m with positive EBITDA already in 2023As the group has managed to grow sales from SEK 7.2m in 2021, to SEK 38m in 2022, we expect a continued strong growth through 2023 and 2024, reaching sales of SEK 70m and 100m respectively. Strengthened by an upcoming rights issue of SEK 21.3m to continue to develop the offering, enable additional acquisitions to either broaden or complement the existing offering, and provide the financial muscles to improve purchasing routines (lowering the unit price of solar panels), adds up to a favourable view on the outlook for Free2Move. Adjusted for the upcoming rights issue of SEK 21.3m, target multiples of 2x Sales’24 and 12x EBITDA’24 support a fair value range of SEK 0.57-0.69 per share in 12-24 months, with further upside towards 1.9-2.1 on a 3-5 year horizon.
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