Dividend

Dividend policy

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 will propose 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. 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.

 

in EUR 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
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%

*Subject to approval by the shareholders