Norway’s Otovo secures recent capital for progress as income soars

Norway-based house photo voltaic and battery techniques supplier Otovo ASA (FRA:89K) on Wednesday introduced one more surge in income in addition to having secured NOK 1.3 billion (USD 132m/EUR 121m) in recent capital to assist its progress with a deal with increasing its subscription enterprise.

Otovo has acquired dedicated financial institution financing of as much as a complete of NOK 550 million together with an uncommitted choice for a similar quantity from a banking consortium comprising native lenders DNB and Spb1 SR-Financial institution.

Moreover, the Nordic agency plans to lift NOK 200 million by a share difficulty that’s absolutely assured by its largest shareholder Axel Johnson AB. The personal placement, which can happen after the bell on Wednesday, can be carried out at NOK 19.88 per Otovo share.

The recent funds can be sufficient to construct 12,500 new photo voltaic property throughout Europe.


In a separate assertion, Otovo mentioned its income greater than doubled and the variety of accomplished installations surged by a drastic 82% year-on-year within the fourth quarter of 2022.

The Norwegian enterprise booked NOK 282 million in income within the final three months of 2022, in contrast with NOK 109 million in the identical quarter a 12 months earlier. The finished installations within the reported interval stood at 2,205, up from 1,209 within the fourth quarter of 2021.

The gross revenue within the reported interval was two and a half instances greater, standing at NOK 56 million. The corporate’s gross sales, masking 13 European international locations, nevertheless, noticed a 12% lower to 1,826 models.

Otovo within the assertion reaffirmed its constructive outlook for the approaching months, anticipating to a minimum of double its income through the first half of 2023.

Shares within the Norwegian agency had been buying and selling 1.98% decrease at NOK 19.80 as of 1046 CET in Oslo. The corporate’s market capitalisation stands at about NOK 2.69 billion.

Otovo, which is presently buying and selling its shares on Euronext Development, on Wednesday additionally reaffirmed its plan to up-list on the primary record of the Oslo Inventory Trade. The up-listing, nevertheless, can be delayed till February because of the abovementioned fairness difficulty.

(NOK 10 = USD 1.013/EUR 0.933)

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