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Half-year financial report January-June 2020

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First half-year 2020

  • Net profit for the first half-year amounted to MSEK -61.0 (14.7).
  • Earnings per share amounted to SEK -5.47 (1.25).
  • Net asset value amounted to MSEK 618 (SEK 55.42 per share) at June 30, 2020, compared to MSEK 710 (SEK 63.63 per share) at December 31, 2019.
  • Net cash amounted to MSEK 207 (SEK 18.60 per share) at June 30, 2020, compared to MSEK 230 (SEK 20.60 per share) at December 31, 2019.
  • The 2020 Annual General Meeting resolved to pay a dividend of 3.00 SEK per share for FY 2019.

Comments by the CEO

The net asset value per share decreased by 12.2% during the second quarter, with nearly half of the decrease stemming from a single portfolio company. The lower net asset value per share reflects the first valuation adjustments made by underlying funds after the Covid-19 outbreak.
At the end of the second quarter, NAXS had in excess of 30% of cash on its balance sheet, which leaves the Company well-positioned to take advantage of potential opportunities that might arise in what we expect to be a volatile environment.

Lennart Svantesson

Financial summary

2020
1/1–6/30
2019
1/1–6/30
2020
4/1–6/30
2019
4/1-6/30
Net profit/loss for the period, KSEK-60 96014 695-57 010-1 144


2020
6/30
2019
12/31
Private equity fund investments, KSEK393 019439 638
Private equity fund investments in % of equity6462
Remaining commitments, KSEK106 92997 116
Total exposure to private equity fund investments, KSEK499 948536 754
Other investments, KSEK18 19240 824
Net cash, KSEK207 414229 748
Private equity fund investments per share, SEK35.2439.42
Other investments per share, SEK1.633.66
Net cash per share, SEK18.6020.60
Net asset value per share, SEK55.4263.63
Share price, SEK47.6049.30

Contact information

Lennart Svantesson, CEO

Telephone: +46 73 311 00 11

Gösta Lundgren, CFO

Telephone: +46 70 710 47 88

This information is information that NAXS AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 17.00 CET on July 14, 2020.

This press release and further information is available on the Company’s website: www.naxs.se

NAXS AB (publ)
Corp. Reg. No. 556712-2972
Grev Turegatan 10
114 46 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 611 33 25, E-mail: info@naxs.se

NAXS is a company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm and investing primarily in private equity funds with a Nordic focus. NAXS may also make direct investments or co-investments alongside private equity or other alternative assets funds. In addition, NAXS may, to a limited extent, make other types of investments.

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