Annual and Sustainability Report 2018

About Securitas

 
employees
Operations in
countries
Earnings per share
SEK
Earning per share adjusted for items affecting comparability: 9.17
Total
sales, MSEK
More than
clients
excluding monitoring-only customers
Global
clients

CEO statement

We envision a future where we offer better security and safety to our customers through a combination of our outstanding security officers and a more innovation- and data-driven approach.

MAGNUS AHLQVIST
COMMENTS 2018

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Year in brief

TOTAL SALES AND ORGANIC
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OPERATING INCOME BEFORE AMORTIZATION AND OPERATING MARGIN
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OPERATING MARGIN
OPERATING INCOME BEFORE AMORTIZATION

A growing market

A growing market

The global security services market will continue to grow at a pace of approximately 5-6 percent per year in the coming years. The US will remain the largest market, but the strongest growth will be found in developing markets, and especially in China and in India. In mature markets, the best opportunity for growth will be for security providers that can offer security solutions including electronic security. 

FEW GLOBAL PLAYERS

In many of our markets, our main competitors are small or medium-sized local players.
Our main global competitors are G4, Allied Universal and Prosegur.

MARKET SIZE FOR SECURITY SERVICES 2018*
USD BILLION
NORTH AMERICA
USD BILLION
EUROPE
USD BILLION
ASIA
USD BILLION
LATIN AMERICA
USD BILLION
AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST

*Outsourced guarding: includes markets where Securitas is not present. Asia excluding Japan.

Security trends

Social
tension

Securitas can offer support in a number of areas traditionally handled by the public sector, for example by providing on-site guarding to public areas and at events where a great deal of manpower is required. We can also offer professional risk analysis and risk management services.

Digital
transformation

We believe that future market leadership will be driven by the ability to capture, analyze and respond to rich data and are developing the scope of our electronic security. Securitas is at the forefront of this development. Advanced analysis of this data at our Securitas Operation Centers will also help us react faster and even prevent crimes from happening.

Globalization of
the economy

Securitas is a global leader with both the technology know-how and the manpower to meet the demands of a global economy. We are able to provide a strong local presence, offering the same high-quality service and solutions to our 140 global clients regardless of country as well as to our thousands of national and local clients. This unmatched presence gives us a competitive edge.

Urbanization

Securitas is currently present in 58 countries and continues to expand its presence – particularly in the urban areas of the world – to ensure close proximity to clients. In 2018, we expanded our footprint both organically and through acquisitions and by the end of the year, we had over 1 400 branch offices in our countries of operation.

Sensitive Production
Processes

Securitas possesses in-depth security knowledge from client segments such as manufacturing, logistics, public transport and ports. We also have the expertise to create complex cross-border security solutions and a strong aviation presence, providing advanced security services and solutions to airports around the world.

Social
tension

Securitas can offer support in a number of areas traditionally handled by the public sector, for example by providing on-site guarding to public areas and at events where a great deal of manpower is required. We can also offer professional risk analysis and risk management services.

Securitas can offer support in a number of areas traditionally handled by the public sector, for example by providing on-site guarding to public areas and at events where a great deal of manpower is required. We can also offer professional risk analysis and risk management services.

Digital
transformation

We believe that future market leadership will be driven by the ability to capture, analyze and respond to rich data and are developing the scope of our electronic security. Securitas is at the forefront of this development. Advanced analysis of this data at our Securitas Operation Centers will also help us react faster and even prevent crimes from happening.

We believe that future market leadership will be driven by the ability to capture, analyze and respond to rich data and are developing the scope of our electronic security. Securitas is at the forefront of this development. Advanced analysis of this data at our Securitas Operation Centers will also help us react faster and even prevent crimes from happening.

Globalization of
the economy

Securitas is a global leader with both the technology know-how and the manpower to meet the demands of a global economy. We are able to provide a strong local presence, offering the same high-quality service and solutions to our 140 global clients regardless of country as well as to our thousands of national and local clients. This unmatched presence gives us a competitive edge.

Securitas is a global leader with both the technology know-how and the manpower to meet the demands of a global economy. We are able to provide a strong local presence, offering the same high-quality service and solutions to our 140 global clients regardless of country as well as to our thousands of national and local clients. This unmatched presence gives us a competitive edge.

Urbanization

Securitas is currently present in 58 countries and continues to expand its presence – particularly in the urban areas of the world – to ensure close proximity to clients. In 2018, we expanded our footprint both organically and through acquisitions and by the end of the year, we had over 1 400 branch offices in our countries of operation.

Securitas is currently present in 58 countries and continues to expand its presence – particularly in the urban areas of the world – to ensure close proximity to clients. In 2018, we expanded our footprint both organically and through acquisitions and by the end of the year, we had over 1 400 branch offices in our countries of operation.

Sensitive Production
Processes

Securitas possesses in-depth security knowledge from client segments such as manufacturing, logistics, public transport and ports. We also have the expertise to create complex cross-border security solutions and a strong aviation presence, providing advanced security services and solutions to airports around the world.

Securitas possesses in-depth security knowledge from client segments such as manufacturing, logistics, public transport and ports. We also have the expertise to create complex cross-border security solutions and a strong aviation presence, providing advanced security services and solutions to airports around the world.

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Leading the transformation

Securitas has experienced solid growth over the past five years and is growing faster than the security market in general. We believe that part of this success can be attributed to our strategy and view of how the industry will develop over the next 10 to 15 years. It is a development that will make us an even stronger partner in the long term. 

THE OFFICER OF TOMORROW
THE FUTURE OF SENSORS
CRIME PREDICTION
THE INTELLIGENT SECURITAS OPERATIONS CENTER
Leader in Security Services
Guarding and security capabilities
Leader in Protective Services
Integration of solutions
Leader in Intelligent Services
Data-driven innovation

Facing a new reality

People

Our security officers matter most

We believe that future market leadership is about having the strongest presence in the market combined with the ability to capture, analyze and respond to rich data. While technology is becoming increasingly important in the security industry, we also fully recognize the value of our security officers and their collective competence. They are the foundation of Securitas’ operations. They remain our most valuable asset, and they also provide us with strength through their sheer numbers – 340 000 security officers, located in 58 countries around the world.

Knowledge

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Knowledge

Investing in knowledge

Our clients are demanding a higher degree of security and more advanced security solutions as the world becomes increasingly dependent on stable and uninterrupted operations. This is changing the role of our security officers, triggering the need to expand from strictly providing on-site guarding to offering a wide
portfolio of protective services, including electronic security and corporate risk management.

Technology

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Technology

Innovate to stay ahead

Securitas is working with global partners to develop innovative products such as augmented reality patrol systems and virtual reality fire training systems. Investments in technology make it possible for us to offer value-added services to our clients, putting Securitas in a leading position for protective services. We will continue to lead the technology transformation of the security industry through data-driven innovation that, in line with our strategy, will also make us the leader in intelligent services from 2020 and beyond.

Core values

Our core values are at the heart of our approach. Training on procedures and policies, such as the Securitas Values and Ethics Code, helps us uphold these values and guide employees in their daily work.