Key figures per share

Share volume

  2023 2022 2021   2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Number of shares as at 31/12 54 750 174 59 029 252 60 452 261  60 414 841  60 408 411  60 408 441 60 373 841 60 347 525
Average number of shares 53 559 847 56 194 711 57 000 709  56 554 555  56 514 831  56 453 134 56 741 126 56 263 172
Average daily traded volume 49 812 69 143 68 749  72 995  96 683  154 726 121 686 123 268

Share performance (in millions of €)

  2023 2022 2021  2020   2019 2018 2017 2016
Annual turnover on stock exchange 528 615 641  386  592  1 121 1 279 1 147
Average daily turnover on stock exchange 2.1 2.4 2.5  1.5  2.3  4.4 5.0 4.5
Free float (%) 60.3 55.6 58.7  59.5  59.3  59.3 59.6 59.2
Velocity (band adjusted) (%) 34 50 49  52  68  109 86 88
Market capitalization as at 31/12 2 547 2 142 2 366  1 641  1 601  1 272 2 538 2 322

Valuation KPIs per share (in €)

  2023 2022 2021   2020 2019  2018 2017 2016
EBITDA 9.77 10.04 11.84 8.36  7.14  6.85 8.98 8.56
EBIT 6.24 5.64 8.96 4.54  2.74  2.60 5.61 4.61
EPS 4.75 4.78 7.09  2.38  0.73  0.70 3.26 1.87
Sales 80.80 89.05 84.91  66.70  76.48  76.26 72.23 66.03
Book value 38.59 37.78 32.53  23.97  23.76  23.12 24.66 24.31
Book value adjusted*** 40.17 40.81 34.32  25.58  25.38  24.72 26.22 25.98
Gross dividend** 1.80 1.65 1.50  1.00  0.35  0.70 1.10 1.10
Net dividend* 1.26 1.16 1.05  0.70   0.245  0.49 0.770 0.770

Share price and dividend yield (in €)

  2023 2022 2021 2020  2019  2018 2017 2016
Price as at 31 December 46.52 36.28 39.14  27.16  26.50  21.06 36.45 38.485
Price (average closing) 41.56 34.02 36.33  19.92  23.96  28.21 42.05 37.065
Price-earnings as at 31/12 9.79 7.59 5.52  11.40  36.24  29.90 11.19 21
Price on book value 1.21 1.02 1.20  1.13  1.12  0.9 1.5 1.6
                 
Dividend yield 3.9% 4.5% 3.8%  3.7%  1.3%  3.3% 3.0% 2.9%
Dividend yield (average) 4.3% 4.9% 4.1%  5.0%  1.5%  2.5% 2.6% 3.0%
Dividend pay-out 37.9% 34.5% 21.2%  42.0%  47.9%  99.5% 33.6% 59.4%

*   Subject to the applicable tax legislation
**  Dividend is subject to approval by the General Meeting of Shareholders 2021
*** Denominator excluding treasury shares

For previous years see the archive page in our Information Center (excel files) and our Shareholders guides