Securitas is well positioned to take advantage of the paradigm shift taking
place in the security industry, says the company’s President and CEO Alf
Göransson, at Securitas’ Investor Day, arranged in Stockholm today.
Given current market dynamics and a gradual increase in the use of technology in
security solutions, the security markets in Europe and North America have been
growing at the same pace as GDP for the past few years.
“This trend will likely continue for the next few years. Historically, the
security market has grown 1 to 2 percent faster than GDP in mature markets.
Today’s slower growth rate could be accelerated if the degree of outsourcing of
currently insourced security services were to increase as the role of technology
becomes more important in enhancing security levels. The rate could also be
improved through an enlargement of the security market since the private
security industry could, to a larger extent, take over services currently
performed by public authorities, governments and other entities,” Alf Göransson
The degree to which the use of technology is increasing varies from country to
country in the Securitas markets.
“As the pace accelerates, Securitas will be able to gain market shares by having
a stronger and more cost-efficient offering than many guarding companies, and
thus have a higher organic growth rate than the security market average. This
supports us reaching our target of an average growth of earnings per share of 10
percent annually,” Alf Göransson says.
Security solutions and technology accounted for 6 percent of Group sales in 2012
and 7.5 percent for the third quarter of 2013. Securitas has set a target to
triple this figure by year-end 2015. The capital expenditure needed to increase
the Group’s sales of security solutions will be offset by a slower rate of
acquisitions. For every MSEK 100 in annual security solutions sales (new sales
or conversion of existing contracts) Securitas expects to make a capital
expenditure of 10 to 20 percent. These expenditures will primarily relate to
customer site equipment and will be depreciated over the contract duration.
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