As a matter of general principle, we pursue a continuous dividend policy. Notwithstanding this, due to the current Covid-19 crisis, the Management Board and Supervisory Board had proposed to the Annual General Meeting on 26 May 2020 that no dividend will be paid for the 2019 financial year and that the net retained earnings will be carried forward in full. This proposal was approved by the Annual General Meeting. Due to the fact that the effects of the Covid-19 crisis cannot yet be estimated with sufficient accuracy, avoiding the outflow of liquidity in the amount of the originally planned dividend payment of approximately EUR 7.5 million is an important component in order to be able to react flexibly to current developments.
|Earnings per share||1.47||1.44||1.34||1.28||1.21||1.48||1.12||0.85||0.77||0.55||0.96||0.61||0.84||0.81|
|Dividend per share||0.00*||0.43||0.40||0.40||0.40||0.37||0.37||0.37||0.35||0.30||0.25||0.25||0.25||0.23|
|Dividend yield (Ultimo)||---||1.39%||0.90%||2.16%||1.76%||1.88%||2.11%||2.44%||3.07%||1.81%||2.23||3.13%||1.84%||1.99%|