For this week’s bond review, Durig looks at an issuer that provides services to banks and retailers around the world. Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD) provides end-to-end services, software and hardware for the banking and retail industries. Diebold has spent all of 2019 implementing its DN Now program, designed to increase efficiencies, decrease costs, and improve margins. With the release of its third quarter results, it appears as if the company is making progress towards these goals (see bullets above).
According to the latest report by IMARC Group, the global smart lighting market size reached $7.9 billion in 2018. Smart lighting is an energy-efficient lighting solution with power-saving features and automated controls for smooth operations. This technology enables the user to change the light intensity depending on parameters such as occupancy or daylight availability.
The self-healing grid market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9.07%, from 2017 to 2022, to reach a projected value of $2.66 billion by 2022. A self healing grid is a combination of sensors, automated controls, and advanced software that helps in reducing the occurrence of power outages by identifying faults and taking necessary action. A self-healing grid also utilizes real-time distribution data to identify the fault and isolate the fault area, thus, increasing grid reliability. Modernization of aging grid infrastructure is one of the major opportunities for the self-healing grid market.
To enable an in-depth understanding of the competitive landscape, the report includes the profiles of some of the key players in the self-healing grid market. These include ABB (Switzerland), Siemens (Germany), GE (US), Eaton (Ireland), and Schneider Electric (France). The leading players are trying to establish themselves in the markets in developing economies and are adopting various strategies to increase their market shares.
Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market for self-healing grid from 2017 to 2022. The growing focus on modernizing the grid, mostly in China and Japan, along with increasing government initiatives in the deployment of new communication technologies in the grid, has led to a growth in the demand for self-healing grid. China and Japan are expected to be the two largest markets for self-healing grid in the region in 2017. Government support for reliable power supply through minimizing the power outage in both countries will drive the self-healing grid market. Moreover, the market is also expected to grow significantly in countries such as India and South Korea during the forecast period. Factors such as enhancing the ability to optimize the energy allocation in the distribution network and integration of new power generation capacity from renewable energy resources are driving the self-healing grid market in India and South Korea.
Public utility is expected to be the fastest-growing segment of the self-healing grid market from 2017 to 2022, owing to the significant efforts being made by the government to extend the services of public utilities. The grants by the governments will help in modernizing the grid. This will boost the market for self-healing grid. North America and Asia Pacific are the fastest-growing markets for public utility and offer various business opportunities for self-healing grid solution providers in the public utilities segment. Major European companies such as ABB (Switzerland) and Eaton (Ireland) are involved in providing complete self-healing grid solutions. In Asia Pacific, governments are focusing on increasing the contribution of renewable energy sources to meet the domestic electricity demand. This will increase the grid complexity, thereby driving the market of self-healing grid, which helps to minimize the grid complexity.
The hardware sub-segment is expected to be the fastest-growing market, by component, from 2017 to 2022. These hardware devices include both sensing as well as communication devices, which are an integral part of the distribution network helping to mitigate the losses occurring from power outage. The increasing deployment of hardware component in self-healing grid will drive the hardware segment.
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