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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

SPI ESG, SPI ESG Weighted

FTSE4Good Index Series

Key share figures
  31.12.2019 31.12.2020
Consolidated equity (without preferred securities) in CHF million
5'834.1
6'400.3
Consolidated equity per share in CHF
118.0
121.3
Group profit for the period per share in CHF
10.5 4.8
Price of Helvetia registered shares in CHF
136.8
93.4
Market capitalisation in CHF million
6'802.5
4'952.6
Number of shareholders:
30.06.2021 26'165
31.12.2020 22'679
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

Core shareholder

On 30 June 2021, 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 41.5 %
Free Float - pending registration 24.4 %
shareholder Percent Data
Patria Mutual 34.1 % 34.1%
Free Float - registered 41.5 % 41.5%
Free Float - pending registration 24.4 % 24.4%
Shareholder's structure

Private individuals 42.6 %
Banks and insurers 6.7 %
Other institutional investors 50.8 %
as of 30 June 2021 (measured by registered free float)
Shareholders Percent Data
Private individuals 42.6 % 42.6%
Banks and insurers 6.7 % 6.7%
Other institutional investors 50.8 % 50.8%
Swiss investors 82 %
Investors based abroad 18 %
as of 30 June 2021 (measured by free float)
Investors Percent Data
Swiss investors 82 % 82.0%
Investors based abroad 18 % 18.0%

Dividend information

Helvetia strives to generate attractive capital returns for its shareholders. In recent years, it has been possible to continually increase the dividend payment or at least keep it stable. For the 2020 financial year, the Board of Directors proposed a dividend of CHF 5.00 per share. This corresponds to a dividend yield of 5.4% and a payout ratio of 109%. 

 

Dividend payment and taxable value per share in CHF (gross)
Year Dividend Taxable value
2020 5.00 93.40
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
Dividend history in CHF

Dividend yield Amount Remarks
2020 5 5.00 CHF per share; 5.4% dividend yield; 109% payout ratio
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***
*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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