Heliospectra AB (publ) Year End Report 2020

(Gothenburg, Sweden, February 19, 2021) – Heliospectra AB (publ) (OTCQB: HLSPY, First North Growth Market: HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, presents Year End Report 2020.

Summary Year End Report 2020


Net sales amounted to KSEK 11,296 (2,784). The operating loss amounted to KSEK -9,481 (-18,502) KSEK, signifying a negative operating margin (neg). The loss after tax was KSEK -9,485 (-18,514). Orders during the period amounted to KSEK 9,440.


Net sales amounted to KSEK 38,634 (25,530), which means an increase of 51% compared to the previous year. The operating loss amounted to KSEK -40,241 (-51,545) KSEK, signifying a negative operating margin (neg). The loss after tax was KSEK -40,233 (-51,677). Orders during the period amounted to KSEK 20,356.


Operating cash flow was KSEK 3,260 (47,559). Total cash flow was KSEK 1,215 (43,078). This includes a rights issue amounting to a total of SEK 47,864 thousand.

CEO Comment

Throughout 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic affected all aspects of our business.  We faced unprecedented challenges that impacted our ability to travel and meet with customers. The pandemic has also led to restrictions for both existing and potential customers, such as Nectar Farms, which has meant that they have not been able to start their installations. As you will recall from prior letters, we quickly responded by recalibrating our strategy and right-sizing our operating model. As a result, we were able to deliver on my promise to our shareholders – which was to remain focused, continue to innovate, support and educate growers, and exit 2020 in a position of strength. We have done this with the support of our employees, customers, partners and you, our shareholders.

During the fourth quarter, we saw the results of our prior efforts to build a strong, highly skilled, and professional Sales and Marketing team in North America. With our marketing efforts and the relentless focus of our sales team throughout 2020, we connected with thousands of growers across the globe. Our Sales team worked harder than ever to solidify our connections with our growers and worked diligently with leads to turn them into customers.  As a result, we were able to close the quarter strong, with a 34% improvement in our operational costs in the fourth quarter and a 51% increase in year over year sales.

Furthermore, we had a successful right issuance, raising SEK47,8M with 124% subscription.  This will help us accelerate the development of helioCORE™, fluorescence sensors and existing products, drive strategic expansion throughout Europe, and reinforce the company’s financial position.  To complement this, we came to an agreement with two of the strongest engineering firms in Gothenburg to speed up our technology objectives around helioCORE, our sensor offerings, the new generation of MITRA, and the future development of a new suite of horticulture lighting solutions including hardware and software.

Our achievements over the last 14 years would not have been possible without our dedicated employees. We want to make sure our employees get the chance to take part in future value development and as a result, we transferred 930,000 stock warrants of series P03 from the Company to senior executives and key personnel within the group.

As we look forward through 2021, we have strengthened our sales focus by rebalancing our pipeline to increase focus on food accounts and large and mega greenhouses. Through strategic partnership agreements, we are working to build the best network of like-minded channel partners, dedicated to achieving our EU goals together. These steps, backed by our fundraising, will enable us to increase our EU resources and therefore to expand more quickly into those markets. 

In conclusion, we are excited that we ended the year strong, delivered on our promises, and focused our organization on the year ahead.  We are excited to have a top-tier and cohesive team in place, and we are even more excited about delivering on our ambitions. In 2021, we are looking forward to furthering our mission to redefine nature’s potential through innovation, technology, and meaningful partnerships coupled with our commitment to delivering operational excellence to our growers.

// Ali Ahmadian

For full report see https://www.heliospectra.com/investor-relations/reports-documents-archive.

For More Information:

Rebecca Nordin, Head of IR at Heliospectra | +46 (0)72 536 8116 | ir@heliospectra.com


Heliospectra AB (publ) (OTCQB: HLSPY, and Nasdaq First North Growth Market: HELIO) was founded in 2006 in Sweden by plant scientists and biologists with one vision – to make crop production more intelligent and resource-efficient. Today, with customers across six continents, Heliospectra is the global leader in innovative horticulture lighting technology, custom light control systems and specialized services for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments. Designed by growers for growers, Heliospectra builds customized LED lighting strategies and controls to automate production schedules, forecast yields and monitor crop health and performance with real-time data and response, to deliver the light plants love and the consistent results growers need. For more information, please visit https://www.heliospectra.com.  

Company HELIO is listed at Nasdaq First North Growth Market with Redeye AB as Certified Adviser: 
Certifiedadviser@redeye.se, +46 (0)8 121 576 90.  

Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Such statements are based on our current beliefs and expectations and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control. In addition, such forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions with respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to change. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, technical advances in the industry as well as political and economic conditions present within the industry. We do not take any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or developments after a forward-looking statement was made.

This information was submitted for publication at 08,30 CET on the 19th of February, 2021.