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Share and Shareholders

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
  31.12.2020 31.12.2021
Consolidated equity (without preferred securities) in CHF million 6'400.3 6'414.5
Consolidated equity per share in CHF 121.3 121.3
Group profit for the period per share in CHF 4.8 9.2
Price of Helvetia registered shares in CHF 93.4 107.4
Market capitalisation in CHF million 4'952.6 5'695.0
Number of shareholders
30.06.2022 27'705
31.12.2021 26'976
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 2022, 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's structure
Private individuals 43.8 %
Banks and insurers 8 %
Other institutional investors 48.2 %
as of 30 June 2022 (measured by registered free float)
Swiss investors 79.5 %
Investors based abroad 20.5 %
as of 30 June 2022 (measured by free float)

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 2021 financial year, the Board of Directors proposed a dividend of CHF 5.50 per share. This corresponds to a dividend yield of 5.1% and a payout ratio of 60%.

Dividend payment and taxable value per share in CHF (gross)
Year
Dividend
Taxable value
2021
5.50 107.4
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
*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

Information on the taxable values

The taxable values for the registered shares of Helvetia Holding, security no. 46 664 220, are determined by the Swiss Federal Tax Administration and apply to individuals subject to taxation in Switzerland. The closing price on the final trading day of the respective year is decisive.

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