Orège is a clean-tech company founded in 2006 and listed on Euronext in 2013. It has developed an innovative, patented technology (SLG) to significantly reduce sludge treatment costs and improve environmental sustainability of the treatment process.
Orège has developed a proprietary technology that reduces sludge treatment costs for clients by up to 80% and implies average payback periods of less than three years. In January 2019 Orège announced that it has signed a six-year lease agreement for three SLG solutions with the City of Orlando, US, for a total of over $1.3m. We believe the contract is very significant for FY19 results as the revenues contribution of around $1m corresponds to 14% of our €6.3m revenues estimate, which implies 143% y-o-y growth. Potential further contract announcements and FY results in Q2 are the next catalysts.
Orège’s SLG product offers a technological innovation to a market that is characterised by well-established and consolidated technologies. The size of the market where Orège operates is significant: according to a study by Frost&Sullivan, the market for the business areas where Orège operates generate $9.5bn revenues annually (excluding revenues from services associated with the equipment sale, which we estimate are equivalent to 50–100% of the equipment business). According to Global Water and Intelligence, the growth rate of the global wastewater market is 5–6% a year.