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“Once again a strong year for Swedencare”

JENNY GRAFLIND, CEO – SWEDENCARE AB (PUBL)


SALES AND EARNINGS (Q4/2019):

Net SalesQ4 2019

34 084

KSEK ( 23%)

EBITQ4 2019

6 584

KSEK (19.3%)

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“Once again a strong year for Swedencare”

FOURTH QUARTER: October 1st – December 31st 2019

(Numbers in parentheses refer to outcomes during the corresponding period of the previous year.)

•  Net revenue amounted to 34 084 KSEK (27 778 KSEK), a increase of 23%.
•  Organic, currency-adjusted growth amounted to 13% .
•  Operating profit begore depreciation (EBITDA) amounted to 8 246 KSEK (7 684 KSEK),
corresponding to an increase of 7% corresponding to an EBITDA-margin of 24,2% (27,7%).
•  Operating profit after depreciation (EBIT) amounted to 6 584 KSEK (7 332 KSEK),
corresponding to a decrease about 10% corresponding to an EBIT-margin of 19,3% (26,4%).
•  Profit after tax amounted to 5 722 KSEK (5 742 KSEK).
•  Profit per share, based on 15 801 980 shares 0,36 SEK (0.36 SEK).
•  As of December 31st 2019 cash amounted to 45 737 KSEK (28 435 KSEK).

FULL YEAR 2019: January 1st – December 31st 2019

(Numbers in parentheses refer to outcomes during the corresponding period of the previous year.)

•  Net revenue amounted to 126 769 KSEK (99 136 KSEK), an increase of 28%.
•  Organic, currency-adjusted growth amounted to 22% .
•  Operating profit before depreciation (EBITDA) amounted to 39 531 KSEK (29 711 KSEK),
corresponding to an increase of 33% corresponding to an EBITDA-margin of 31,2% (29,9%).
•  Operating profit after depreciation (EBIT) amounted to 36 914 KSEK (29 428 KSEK),
corresponding to an increase of 25% corresponding to an EBIT-margin of 29,1% (29,6%).
•  Profit after tax amounted to 29 913 KSEK (23 320 KSEK).
•  Earnings per share calculated on 15 778 462 shares 1,90 SEK (1.48 SEK).
•  Cash flow from operating activities amounted to 33 128 KSEK (21 951 KSEK).
•  Foreign exchange gains amounted to 541 KSEK (843 KSEK).
•  The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of 0.70 SEK per share for 2019 (0).

Significant events during the fourth quarter:

•  Swedencare AB (publ) acquires the Greek animal health distributor Biovet.

•  Swedencare AB (publ) present new CEO to lead the company for the financial goals in 2024 and adopts new dividend policy.

•  Swedencare AB (publ) strengthens the organization with a Global Marketing Manager as part of the increased marketing effort.

Significant events after the fourth quarter:

•  There are no significant events after the end of the fourth quarter.

Words from the CEO:

Continued global growth and increased market initiatives

Last year’s closing quarter generated sales of 34.1 MSEK, 23% higher than the corresponding quarter of 2018. For the full year, we recorded net sales of 126.8 MSEK, an increase of 28%. Sales are positively affected by the acquisition of Biovet, which is why currency-adjusted organic growth amounted to 13% during Q4, while the full-year equivalent totals 22%.

We continued the high growth in most markets, including that the record order from China in Q3 was followed by an even larger order in Q4, resulting in that China accounted for as much as 13% of our total sales in the quarter. We continue to have good growth in the US and the Nordic countries as well. The US increased by 26% in the quarter and 47% for the year! A strong Q3 in the UK led to a somewhat weaker development during Q4 and an expected large order from Korea was postponed to Q1 2020.

With that delivery in Q1, our Korean distributor now has our entire PlaqueOff range and they report that they have had great success with, especially, the ProDen PlaqueOff® cat Powder and our Dental Bones.

Our partner Canagan reports success with the pet food collaboration, which has resulted in our Powder Ingredient sales increasing – even though it is still small volumes, this product group also recorded record sales during the quarter.

Launches are made of both new products, Minibones are now launched in several markets in Europe and we expect their sales to take off during H1 2020, and in new markets when we delivered Dental Bites to Chile for the first time in Q4.

EBITDA increased by 7% during Q4, partly affected by increased marketing initiatives, while the strengthening of the Swedish krona during the quarter contributed to EBIT decreasing by 10% to 6.6 MSEK. A decreased result compared to the corresponding quarter last year, but one should keep in mind the investments we make in marketing and that larger orders sometimes are pushed forward a couple of weeks into the following quarter. For the full year, EBIT increased by 25% to 36.9 MSEK, corresponding to a margin of 29.1%.

During Q4, we set strategic and financial targets until 2024, which were published on October 23rd. To achieve the goals, there is a significantly increased focus on marketing activities, which began during the past quarter. Now we take the next step as our Global Marketing Manager, Sara Ahlström, joined us in mid-January. Under Sara’s leadership, we will make ProDen PlaqueOff® the leading brand within dental and oral health for the pet market, which is to deliver on our vision.

The rest of the world has started this year with a decision on Brexit, which we will see the full effects of only after the yearend, and that China has been crippled by the Corona virus. How long, and to what extent the current situation in China affects Swedencare is difficult to say at this point, but since our products are not purchased on a weekly basis, we do not expect sales to be affected more than with a possible time delay. At the same time as the retail trade is adversely affected by the current situation, online demand is increasing. Our local distributor meets this by running special digital campaigns which we look forward to seeing the results of.

We now have yet another exciting year behind us, a year that has offered continued sales success and high profitability. We have products and brands that we are proud of and that more and more customers around the world are discovering. The growth trend in the pet industry continues and we have taken an important role in the dental area, a role that we will further improve by increasing our investments in marketing.

When this report is published, I have been CEO for just over three months and I look forward to continue to develop our company together with my colleagues, the Board, distributors and of course our customers around the world.

Jenny Graflind, CEO
Malmö, February 13th 2020

Read the yearend report in its entirety here:    (Print)    (Screen)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Jenny Graflind, CEO
Tel: +46 (0)739-448 554, E-mail: jenny.graflind@swedencare.se

Swedencare develop, produce, market and sell premium products on the global and fastgrowing market within animal healthcare for cats, dogs and horses. The product groups ProDen PlaqueOff and NutriScience are represented on approximately fifty markets in all parts of the world, including the headquarter in Malmö, six subsidiaries in the Nordics, United States, France, Spain, Great Britain and Ireland and through an external distribution network. Swedencare’s sales have increased significantly over the last few years with strong margins and results. The board of directors and the management have a wide and extensive experience of international marketing and sales.

This information is information that Swedencare AB (publ) is required to disclose in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication on February 13, 2020 08.30 CET.

Calendar Period: 2020/2021
Date Event
21 April, 2020 Annual General Meeting – click here for more information.
21 April, 2020 Interim Report Q1 2020
24 July, 2020 Half Year Report Q2 2020
22 October, 2020 Interim Report Q3 2020
18 February, 2021 Yearend Report 2020
Links to quarterly reports, annual reports
and prospectus for Swedencare AB (publ).

Below are listed the largest shareholders in
Swedencare AB (publ) as of 31/12 2019.
Name Shares Shareholding (%)
Håkan Svanberg & Co Health Care AB 4 622 456 29.25%
JCC Group Invest Sweden AB (Johan Bergdahl via company) 1 517 351 9.60%
DNCA Investments 1 322 217 8,37%
Mastan AB (Håkan Lagerberg via company) 1 110 362 7.03%
AMF Aktiefond Småbolag 755 000 4,78%
SHB Fonder 456 071 2.89%
SEB Nanocap – NEW 406 200 2.57%
Aktia Nordic Micro Cap 314 338 1.99%
Nordnet Pensionsförsäkring AB 312 481 1.98%
Martin Shimko – MD Swedencare USA 300 000 1.90%
Investment AB Spiltan 300 000 1.90%
ML, Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc. 222 173 1,41%
Cbny-Mkpgue Nab Acf Pie Growth UK – NEW 215 000 1,36%
Avanza 211 083 1.34%
Hans Persson – MD Swedencare France 199 750 1,26%
Enter Småbolagsfond 195 000 1,23%
Tedcap AB (Thomas Eklund via company) 190 000 1,20%
Grandeur, Fund BBHBOS 170 982 1.08%
Länsförsäkringar Småbolag Sverige – NEW 157 376 1,00%
Per Malmström Consulting AB 123,000 0,78%
NTC Various Fiduciary Capacit – NEW 122 790 0,78%
Cbny-Mkjgro Nab Acf Juno Kiwisaver – NEW 110 000 0,70%
Aktia Secura 108 873 0.69%
COGEFI 108 717 0.69%
Others 2 250 760 14.24%
Total 15 801 980 100%
Free Float* 8 203 811 51,92%

Holdings include related parties
* Shares not owned by board members, their affiliates, or shareholders with more than 10%

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ISIN-code Shortname
SE0008294078 SECARE
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Links to public presentations
of Swedencare AB (publ).
Date Description Download Video
3 September, 2019 Swedencare AB (publ) – Swedencare at Introduce Investor Days 2019 (Q2 2019)
3 September, 2019 Swedencare AB (publ) – Interview with CEO Håkan Lagerberg at Introduce Investor Days 2019 (Q2 2019)
15 March, 2019 Swedencare AB (publ) – Sit-down interview with CEO Håkan Lagerberg (Q4 2018)
15 March, 2019 Swedencare AB (publ) – Company presentation with CEO Håkan Lagerberg (Q4 2018)
4 September, 2018 Swedencare AB (publ) – Sit-down interview with CEO Håkan Lagerberg (Q2 2018)
4 September, 2018 Swedencare AB (publ) – Company presentation with CEO Håkan Lagerberg (Q2 2018)
26 April, 2018 Swedencare AB (publ) – Interview with CEO Håkan Lagerberg (Q1 2018)
20 April, 2018 Swedencare AB (publ) – Remiums analys till institutioner, köp riktkurs 44 SEK
11 September, 2017 Swedencare AB (publ) – Investor Presentation SvD Börsplus 11 Sept 2017
30 August, 2016 Swedencare AB (publ) – Interim Report (Q2 2016)
21 April, 2016 Swedencare AB (publ) – Company Presentation
Content

Årsstämma 2020

Årsstämma 2020

Legal Organization /
Board and Management.

Swedencare AB (publ)-Legal Organization

Swedencare

The parent company Swedencare AB (publ) is responsible for the strategy, business planning and management. This is done by the control of trademarks and patents, sales rights, cooperation agreements and as parent company of the subsidiaries. The Company and headquarter is located at Medeon Science Park in Malmö, Sweden.

Subsidiaries/Sales Company

Swedencare owns 100% of the shares to all subsidiaries/sales companies which are responsible for the sales and marketing for its individual regions. The subsidiaries provide a monthly financial report as well as a sales progress to Swedencare. The group also have a common ERP-system where orders and invoices are registered. The system enable an effective production planning at the same time as the subsidiaries can track the order progress. Through the local market knowledge of the subsidiaries the marketing can be customized and the local customer preferences and new products can easily and effectively be identified. The subsidiaries are located and managed in Greece, Spain, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden and the US.

Board of Directors (BoD) and Management

The Board of Directors are responsible for the Company’s strategic and financial targets and, together with the management, for the strategic planning. In the BoD, there is an extensive experience of international sales and marketing as well as a wide international network. The Managing Director and CFO are responsible to provide a business plan in line with the BoDs strategic and financial targets. They are also responsible for financial planning, and questions and communication with the stock exchange. The CEO of the Company, together with the managing directors of the subsidiaries, is a management team responsible for product development as well as sales and marketing.

Board of Directors of Swedencare

Swedencare AB (publ)-Board-Members

Swedencare AB (publ)-Board-Member-Per-Malmstrom
Per Malmström
President of the Board since 2014 – Born 1961.

•  Background from the financial sector, among others SEB, Aragon Fondkommission, CFO at Adera AB 1998-2001 (Addnode AB), as well as several Board assignments. Bachelor of economics from Örebro Högskola.

•  Managing Director and member of the board at Per Malmström Consulting AB. President of the board in K3 Nordic AB, K3 Travel AB, SVANBERG & CO INVEST AB, Creative Tools, Northway Partners, Deligate AB.

Independent in relation to the company/company management: Yes
Independent in relation to the company’s major owners: No
Holding*:  123 000 shares

Swedencare AB (publ)-Board-Member-Hakan-Lagerberg
Håkan Lagerberg
Member of the board since 2014 – Born 1968.

•  International experience from leading positions in private and public companies. International Jur. Kand from Lunds University. Post graduate in International Trade Law from University of Torino in Italy.

•  Chairman of the Board of One CC AB. Member of the Board of Directors of Polygiene AB (publ), HAOLAG AB and Mastan AB.

Independent in relation to the company/company management: No
Independent in relation to the company’s major owners: No
Holding*:  1 110 362 shares

Swedencare AB (publ)-Board-Member-Johan-Bergdahl
Johan Bergdahl
Member of the board since 2014 – Born 1970.

•  Entrepreneur and owner to several companies within sales, IT and property management. Degree in Market economy from Nercia Business School.

•  President of the board in Local Market Sweden AB and BR Group AB. Member of the board in Comera AB, JCC Group AB, JCC Group Invest AB, Junikvisten 10 AB, Rostastrand Holding AB, BR Group Holding AB, BR Group Fastigheter AB, Storgatan Fastigheter AB and Trygghandel AB.

Independent in relation to the company/company management: Yes
Independent in relation to the company’s major owners: No
Holding*:  1 517 351 shares

Swedencare AB (publ)-Board-Member-Tomas-Eklund
Thomas Eklund
Member of the board since 2016 – Born 1967.

•  Advisor to Patricia AB (Investor AB) and former Managing Director of Investor Growth Capital in Europe.
Extensive experience of investments and business development within the healthcare market.
•  Chairman of the Board of Sedana Medical AB (publ).

•  Board member of Boule Diagnostics AB, Biotage AB, Rodebjer Form AB and Immedica Pharma AB.

Independent in relation to the company/company management: Yes
Independent in relation to the company’s major owners: Yes
Holding*:  190 000 shares

Swedencare AB (publ)-Board-Member-Hakan-Svanberg
Håkan Svanberg
Member of the board since 2014 – Born 1957.

•  Entrepreneur and owner to several companies within IT, travel and finance. Master in Philosophy from Örebro University.

•  Managing Director in SVANBERG & CO INVEST AB. Member of the board in Creative Tools, Deligate AB, EyeonID Group AB, K3 Nordic AB, SVANBERG & CO INVEST AB, H. Svanberg Software Holding, Northway Partners, Svanberg Factoring, Treberg Holding AB, Kontosmart AB. Deputy of the board in Chief Holding AB and SWG Holding AB.

Independent in relation to the company/company management: Yes
Independent in relation to the company’s major owners: No
Holding*:  4 622 456 shares

Swedencare AB (publ)-Board-Member-Sara-Brandt
Sara Brandt
Member of the board since 2019 – Born 1963.

•  Vice President Almi Företagspartner, former VP and CEO Berner Nordic and before that senior positions on ia. Cederroth Nordic, Coca-Cola Sweden, Unilever Nordic and UK. Long background from international B2C and B2B companies and broad experience from several industries and product categories such as consumer health and international distributor activities.
Board member of ClearOn and Almi Skåne.

Independent in relation to the company/company management: Yes
Independent in relation to the company’s major owners: Yes
Holding*:  –

Own or related holdings of shares and other financial instruments in Swedencare. Holding by December 31, 2019.

Management
jenny-graflind
Jenny Graflind
CEO

•  Jenny has been employed since 2017.

•  A long international background as CFO and previously as, among other functions Financial Controller and auditor of global groups, both privately owned as owned by private equity.
Bachelor of Science Management from Florida Atlantic University.

No other assignments.
Number of Shares in Swedencare:  35 000 shares.

Responsible at Swedencare’s subsidiaries
john-leonard
John Leonard
MD of subsidiaries Swedencare UK Ltd and Swedencare Ireland

•  John has been employed since 2004.

•  Over 20 years of experience from the Oralhealth industry as Sales Manager at TePe and Colgate and development manager at CTS dental.
HND Business & Finance from Teesside University.

No other assignments.
Number of Shares in Swedencare:  81 968 shares.

hans-persson
Hans Persson
MD of the subsidiary SARL Buccosanté

•  Hans is employed since 2008.

•  Experience of international marketing, distribution and sales as well as 25 years of experience in leading smaller companies in the French market.
Engineering degree and degree in market economy from Lund.

No other assignments.
Number of Shares in Swedencare:  199 750 shares.

martin-shimko
Martin Shimko
MD of subsidiary SwedencareUSA Inc

•  Martin has been employed since 2005.

•  A background as management trainee from NASSCO and the management group in The Bohle Co.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan and a degree in accounting from the University of California LA.

No other assignments.
Number of Shares in Swedencare:  300 000 shares.

sabine-uhde
Sabine Uhde
Head of the Nordic subsidiary Swedencare Nordic AB

•  Sabine has been employed since 2015.

•  Background as department manager and from the marketing department on TT-line.
Associate Degree.

No other assignments.
Number of Shares in Swedencare:  10 000 shares.

raquel-tosca
Raquel Tosca
Country Manager in the subsidiary Swedencare Spain SLU

•  Raquel has been employed since 2019.

•  An international background of international business, marketing and communication at the latest from the animal health company Laboratorios Calier. Master’s degree in Marketing, Communication & Digital Publicity from UOC University in Barcelona and Inesdi Digital Business School.

No other assignments.
Number of Shares in Swedencare:  -.

Ioanna Psychogiou
Ioanna Psychogiou
Country Manager in the subsidiary Biovet

•  Ioanna has been employed since 2019.

•  Background as manager of Biovet and experience in the pet and veterinary markets.
Physics Degree and Master’s Degree in Electronic Telecommunication of Technology.

No other assignments.
Number of Shares in Swedencare:  31 358 shares.

Articles of Association for
Swedencare AB (publ) (556470-3790)

§ 1 COMPANY NAME
The company name is Swedencare AB (publ). Public company.

§ 2 REGISTERED OFFICE
The registered head office of the company is in the municipality of Malmö.

§ 3 OBJECTS OF THE COMPANY
The company objective is, directly or indirectly, the development, manufacture and sale of products within the area of animal healthcare and preventive dental care and other business compatible therewith.

§ 4 SHARE CAPITAL
The share capital shall be not less than SEK 500,000 and not more than SEK 2,000,000.

§ 5 NUMBER OF SHARES
The number of shares shall be not less than 10,000,000 and not more than 40,000,000.

§ 6 FINANCIAL YEAR
The company’s financial year shall be calendar year.

§ 7 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The board of directors shall consist of not less than three and not more than seven board members with not more than two deputy board members. The board members and deputy board members are elected annually for the period until the close of the first annual general meeting held after the year in which the board member or deputy board member was appointed.

§ 8 AUDITOR
For audit of the company’s annual report, the accounts and the administration of the board of directors and managing director, not less than one auditor and not more than two auditors with or without deputy auditors shall be elected.

§ 9 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The following matters shall be addressed at the Annual General Meeting:

1. Election of a chairman at the meeting;

2. Preparation and approval of the voting list;

3. Election of one (1) or two (2) persons to verify the minutes of the meeting;

4. Approval of the agenda;

5. Determination of whether the meeting was duly convened;

6. Submission of the annual report and the auditor’s report, and if applicable, the group accounts and the auditor’s report for the group;

7. Resolutions:

(a) regarding the adoption of the income statement and balance sheet, and if applicable, the consolidated income statement and the consolidated balance sheet

(b) regarding allocation of profit or loss in accordance with the adopted balance sheet

(c) regarding the discharge from liability of the board members and, where applicable, of the managing director;

8. Determination of fees for the board of directors and, where applicable, for the auditors;

9. Election of the board of directors and auditors; and

10. Other matters which rest upon the meeting according to the Swedish Companies Act or the company’s articles of association.

§ 10 NOTICE TO ATTEND
Notice to attend a general meeting shall be advertised in Post- och Inrikes Tidningar (The Official Swedish Gazette) and on the company website. At the time of notice, information about the notice shall be advertised in Dagens Industri. The notice shall immediately, and at no cost for the recipient, be sent by post to those shareholders who so request and state their address.
Notice to attend an annual general meeting and notice to attend an extraordinary general meeting at which the issue of alterations of the articles of association is to be addressed shall be issued not earlier than six weeks and not later than four weeks prior to the meeting. Notice to attend an extraordinary general meeting other than such as mentioned above shall be issued not earlier than six weeks and not later than two weeks prior to the general meeting.

§ 11 APPLICATION IN ADVANCE
A shareholder, who wishes to participate at the general meeting, shall (i) be included in the transcript or other record of the share register as of five days before the meeting (ii) notify the company thereof not later than on the date specified in the notice to attend the general meeting. Such a date may not be a Sunday, other public holiday, Saturday, Midsummer Eve, Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve and may not occur earlier than the fifth weekday prior to the general meeting. If the notice to attend the general meeting does not state a last day for notification, then notification is not required in order to participate at the general meeting. A shareholder who wishes to be accompanied by advisors at a general meeting shall state the number of advisors (not more than two) accompanying the shareholder in the application.

§ 12 CSD CLAUSE
The company’s shares shall be registered in a CSD (central securities depository) register in accordance with the Financial Instruments (Accounts) Act (1998:1479).

Articles of Association adopted at the general meeting held on March 7, 2016.

Swedencare AB (publ)
Press Releases

In the Press


September 3, 2019

No dark clouds
for Swedencare

Swedencare manufactures pet products, a segment that is growing large worldwide.
Read more »


August 27, 2019

Dog owners spend
more than ever

The trend remains strong worldwide and the threat of recession does not scare the pet companies. Read more »


August 6, 2019

Swedencare:
Highly rated and trendy

Animal health is a trendy subject on the stock exchange. The Swedish company Swedencare is one of the few Nordic investment alternatives on the international trend. Read more »


January 29, 2019

Swedencare’s flagship product ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder
has been awarded the VOHC® Seal of Acceptance

Two clinical studies* on dogs performed by Jerzy Gawor, DVM, PhD, DipAVDC/EVDC.
Read more »


Dec 5, 2018

Swedencare expanding its operations in Ireland

Swedencare AB announced today it has moved into new, larger premises in Waterford which it has redeveloped to more than double its capacity and expand its workforce presence in Waterford.
Read more »


October 1, 2018

Swedencare AB (publ)
launch new food co-op

with worldwide premium
dog food brand Canagan.
Read more »


May 18, 2018

Animal stock trade

– can be dubbed in the short term
Börslunch May 18
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April 20, 2018

Remium’s analysis to institutions

Swedencare’s shares buy
benchmark set to 44 SEK
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