Video software firm Milestone Systems delivered double-digit growth in 2022, according to the Danish company’s newly released Annual Report.
The 25 year old Copenhagen-headquartered technology company recorded an all-time high annual net revenue of 1.5 billion Danish kroner (AED 800 million), a 30% increase compared to 2021. Milestone reported a pre-tax profit of 11 million DKK in 2022. The company aims to more than double its 2021 revenue by 2026 as part of an ambitious growth strategy.
A key part of Milestone’s strategy is responsible technology. Last year, the company committed to the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Milestone will introduce further initiatives addressing how it develops technology and how its products are sold and used.
Thomas Jensen, Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Systems, said, “It took 21 years to reach the first billion kroner in net revenue, but over just the last three years, we added half a billion kroner to our net revenue. That is a testament to our people’s hard work, engagement, and innovation.”
“2022 was a challenging year during which both Milestone and its customers had to learn to live with Covid-19 and manoeuvre the supply-chain challenges and component shortages brought on by the aftermath of the pandemic. The outbreak of war on European soil continued to have tragic consequences for the people involved. Along with other companies, we exited Russia as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. Despite inflation and energy price hikes last year, we grew our business by 30%. Through the strength of our network of technology partners, distributors, and resellers, we navigated a year which was almost a perfect storm.”
Reflecting on Milestone’s growth ambitions, Thomas Jensen added, “As we enter our 25th anniversary year, we are in a strong position to follow our strategic direction to transform our industry by setting the standard for video technology in and beyond security, such as video-enabled solutions for hospitals. We also see many opportunities with the growth of artificial intelligence, which we believe will greatly expand the possibilities of data-driven video technology.”
Last year, Milestone added almost 200 people to its global team, which is based across 25 locations. Lars Larsen, the chief financial officer of Milestone Systems, said, “We continue to invest, grow, and hire for the future. Our investments in 2022 have put us in a strong position to continue our growth journey together with our partners in 2023.”
Other highlights from the year included announcing a new cloud solution, Milestone Kite powered by Arcules. Kite is a simple, secure, and scalable video security-as-a-service (VSaaS) solution. The cloud-based solution is primarily designed for small- to medium-sized businesses and larger organisations with multiple satellite and remote locations.
The company also announced that it would explore new opportunities for XProtect both in and beyond the traditional security market. The software has been deployed in over 500,000 installations worldwide and is used by various end users, from airports to hospitals to tourist attractions.
Highlights in FY 2022
- Net revenue: 1.48 billion DKK
- Pre-tax profit: 11 million DKK
- Employees: 1,281
- Subsidiaries: 25
- 100 million DKK investment in development projects