Well positioned for future profitable growth
With its expertise and consultancy offerings, Sweco competes in a market driven by trends and developments in urbanisation, sustainability and digitalisation. The market in Europe is fragmented, and profitability and competitive advantage are achieved through economies of scale, operational efficiency and the ability to attract and retain talent.
An investment in Sweco is an investment in Europe’s leading architecture, engineering and environment consultancy, with excellent conditions for organic and acquisition-related growth, a well-diversified business and a unique operational model that drives profitability improvements over time.
In the European market
Five reasons to invest in Sweco
- Strong position in a growing market
Sweco is the leading company in the European engineering consultancy market, in all areas of the urban development sector. Sweco is also now the world’s fourth largest architecture business. Developments and growing demands in conjunction with the green transition provide an environment for excellent long-term market growth.
- Long-range growth strategy, organically and through acquisitions
In addition to driving organic growth, Sweco is also an active participant in the consolidation of the market. Sweco completed 12 acquisitions in 2022, and 160 acquisitions over the past 20 years, which have strengthened, developed and revitalised the company’s total offering and hence Sweco’s market position. During the 2013–2022 period, Sweco achieved average sales growth of 14 per cent. Learn more about Sweco’s strategy
- Operational model drives profitability improvement over time
Sweco’s success is largely based on its operational model, which has been representing the company’s core values since 1958. The model is based on a decentralised organisation with small autonomous, results-driven teams that work effectively and closely with clients. During the 2013–2022 period, Sweco’s average EBITA growth was 14 per cent. Learn more about the Sweco Model
- Diversified operations that create flexibility
Sweco carries out more than 120,000 projects annually for public and private clients. Projects are carried out in the company’s segments: buildings and urban areas; water, energy and industry; and transport infrastructure. Sweco’s balanced client base of both public and private clients and its breadth of operations provide flexibility in the face of market fluctuations. Learn more about Sweco’s services
- Strong financial position
Sweco’s strong financial position, with a stable cash flow and low debt/equity ratio, provides a foundation for continued value-creating acquisitions and stable dividend growth. Sweco has increased its dividend every year since 2014. Read Sweco’s financial reports
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