BNET investment thesis

From the beginning of our journey as a listed company we have tried to convey “our value proposition” to investors in an as transparent manner as possible. In other words, what we offer to investors, which is the investment thesis that anyone who chooses to trust us can have.

This can be expressed very simply in the following sentence:

You invest in the medium and long term in BNET shares if you want exposure to the Romanian IT&C industry, an accelerated growth field, together with a management team that has not only skin in the game but also demonstrated over 15 years better results than industry average, both operationally and in terms of capital management.

Each of the decisions we make is aimed at building an anti-fragile group, so that we have the strongest force – time – with us (“Time is the friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the average ones”). The second element is the combination of ‘good operations’ and the ability to manage capital, as described in the ‘secret of success’ in the book ‘The outsiders – 8 outstanding CEOs’. Below are some arguments for each of the components of this investment thesis:

  • Choosing an industry with favourable prospects is a decision that completely eases both the work of investors and decreases the importance of choosing a competent management: “a rising tide lifts all boats”. There has been no industry in the last 20 years that has continued to grow faster than the IT&C industry.
  • The existence of a management team with ‘significant skin in the game’ solves the ‘principal-agent’ problem so demanded by investors on the Romanian capital market. If the well-being of the management comes from the same sources, through the same mechanisms as the small shareholders, the most important conflict is eliminated. Thus, in our case, the value of BNET shares represents for management both most of the personal wealth and most of the income (unlike salary, the option-based compensation policy aligns the management’s income with the wealth brought to the shareholders).
  • Demonstrated track record from an operational point of view: in addition to numerous international recognitions (Deloitte Top 50 in Tech, Financial Times Top 1000 Fastest Growing Companies, EY Entreprenerur of the Year finalists, etc);
  • Demonstrated track record from the point of view of capital management: the growth rate of equity attracted historically, through the mechanisms of the capital market is about 35%, which strengthens our confidence in the adopted financial model, which we intend to continue to apply as long as the results continue to be visibly better than the market average.