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Helvetia maintains an open and shareholder-friendly strategy in an effort to build up a widely diversified, international and long-term shareholder base.
Helvetia Shares
Ticker symbol
HELN
Nominal value
CHF 0.02
ISIN CH0466642201
Stock exchange
SIX Swiss Exchange
Share classification
100 % registered shares
Number of shares
53 025 685

Index membership

 

SMIM, SMI Expanded, SPI

FTSE4Good Index Series

Key share figures
  31.12.2018 31.12.2019
Consolidated equity (without preferred securities) in CHF million
5'097.1
5'834.1
Consolidated equity per share in CHF*
103.1
118.0
Group profit for the period per share in CHF*
8.4
10.5
Price of Helvetia registered shares in CHF*
114.9
136.8
Market capitalisation in CHF million
5'713.5
6'802.5
*2018 adjusted for the new number of shares resulting from the share split (1:5) executed on 13 May 2019
Number of shareholders:
30.09.2020 21'250
31.12.2019 17'021
31.12.2018 16'104
31.12.2017 16'297
31.12.2016
14'625
31.12.2015 13'203
31.12.2014 11'991
31.12.2013 10'021
31.12.2012 9'512
31.12.2011 8'685
31.12.2010 8'640

Core shareholder

On 30 September 2020, 65.9% of the Helvetia shares were in free float. 41.6 % of these were registered in the share register. The remaining shares (34.1%) are held by Patria Mutual.

Core shareholder and shares pending registration

Patria Mutual 34.1 %
Free Float - registered 41.6 %
Free Float - pending registration 24.3 %
shareholder Percent Data
Patria Mutual 34.1 % 34.1%
Free Float - registered 41.6 % 41.6%
Free Float - pending registration 24.3 % 24.3%
Shareholder's structure

Private individuals 36.4 %
Banks and insurers 12.3 %
Other institutional investors 51.3 %
as of 30 September 2020 (measured by registered free float)
Shareholders Percent Data
Private individuals 36.4 % 36.4%
Banks and insurers 12.3 % 12.3%
Other institutional investors 51.3 % 51.3%
Swiss investors 74.9 %
Investors based abroad 25.1 %
as of 30 September 2020 (measured by free float)
Investors Percent Data
Swiss investors 74.9 % 74.9%
Investors based abroad 25.1 % 25.1%

Dividend information

Helvetia strives to generate attractive capital returns for its shareholders. In recent years, it has been possible to continually increase the dividend payments. In light of the successes posted in the 2019 financial year, the Board of Directors proposed a dividend of CHF 5.00 per share. This corresponds to a dividend yield of 3.7% and a payout ratio of 58%**. With a ratio in the target corridor of 40% to 50%, Helvetia is pursuing an income-oriented, continuous distribution policy.

 

Dividend payment and taxable value per share in CHF (gross)
Year Dividend Taxable value
2019 5.00 136.80
2018 4.80 114.90
2017 4.60 109.70
2016 4.20 109.70
2015 3.80 113.20
2014 3.60 94.80
Dividend history in CHF

Dividend yield Amount Remarks
2019 5 5.00 CHF per share; 3.7% dividend yield; 58% payout ratio**
2018* 4.8 4.80 CHF per share; 4.2% dividend yield; 58% payout ratio
2017* 4.6 4.60 CHF per share; 4.2% dividend yield; 47% payout ratio***
2016* 4.2 4.20 CHF per share; 3.8% dividend yield; 44% payout ratio***
2015* 3.8 3.80 CHF per share; 3.4% dividend yield; 45% payout ratio***
2014* 3.6 3.60 CHF per share; 3.8% dividend yield; 44% payout ratio***
*Adjusted for the new number of shares resulting from the share split (1:5) executed on 13 May 2019
**Excluding positive one-off effect from the reduction of deferred tax provisions as a result of the federal tax reform and associated cantonal tax reductions in Switzerland
***Based on underlying earnings

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