22.03.2019 Software AG  DE000A2GS401

DGAP-News: Software AG intends increasing dividend fifth time in succession


 

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Software AG intends increasing dividend fifth time in succession

22.03.2019 / 15:33
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Software AG intends increasing dividend fifth time in succession

- Dividend set to increase to EUR 0.71 (PY: 0.65) Euro per share

- Total payout exceeds EUR 52 million

Darmstadt, Germany, March 22, 2019 - Once again, Software AG's (MDAX, ISIN DE000A2GS401 / SOW) Management Board and Supervisory Board will propose a dividend increase to the Annual General Meeting on May 28, 2019, reaching a record high with a dividend proposal of EUR 0.71 per share (PY: EUR0.65) for fiscal 2018.

After several dividend increases over the past years, Software AG's Management and Supervisory Board have decided today to again raise the dividend proposal for fiscal 2018. A record dividend amounting to EUR 0.71 per share (PY: EUR0.65) will be proposed to the Annual General Meeting which will take place in Darmstadt, Germany, on May 28, 2019.

Based on the approximately 74.0 million shares currently entitled to a dividend payment, the total payout would increase to EUR 52.5 million (PY: EUR 48.1). As measured by the free cash flow, the payout ratio would be more than 28 percent. Software AG consistently generates high free cash flow results and uses it for a continuous dividend development as well as for financing growth by acquisitions or for distributing for shareholders by means of share buy-back programs.

Based on the 2018 closing share price (Xetra-closing share price as of December 28, 2018: EUR 31.6), this corresponds to a dividend yield of 2.2 percent.

Software AG's shareholders thus highly participate in the successful development of the company. By proposing another higher dividend payment, Software AG's Management signals a strong commitment to the value oriented shareholder policy. Additionally, the realignment of the strategy ("HELIX"), dedicated to revenue growth has the objective to generate a strong and even cash flow position. Thereby, the attractive dividend policy will be ensured.

Contact:

Otmar F. Winzig
[email protected]
Senior Vice President Investor Relations
Tel: +49 (0) 6151 92-1669
Frederic Freichel
[email protected]
Manager Investor Relations
Tel: +49(0) 6151 92-1106


 


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Language: English
Company: Software AG
Uhlandstraße 12
64297 Darmstadt
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)6151 92-1900
Fax: +49 (0)6151 92-34 1899
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.softwareag.com
ISIN: DE000A2GS401
WKN: A2GS40
Indices: MDAX, TecDAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

 
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Die wichtigsten Finanzdaten auf einen Blick
  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023e
Umsatzerlöse1 878,98 865,71 890,61 834,85 833,84 958,18 1.000,30
EBITDA1,2 259,61 256,62 255,49 170,37 156,94 158,86 196,30
EBITDA-Marge3 29,54 29,64 28,69 20,41 18,82 16,58
EBIT1,4 218,41 224,55 208,04 130,45 116,78 75,64 74,80
EBIT-Marge5 24,85 25,94 23,36 15,63 14,01 7,89 7,48
Jahresüberschuss1 140,60 165,20 155,32 130,45 84,34 19,25 -26,40
Netto-Marge6 16,00 19,08 17,44 15,63 10,12 2,01 -2,64
Cashflow1,7 189,39 195,06 172,04 112,45 116,24 18,40 -1,40
Ergebnis je Aktie8 1,88 2,23 2,09 1,29 1,13 0,26 -0,36
Dividende8 0,65 0,71 0,76 0,76 0,76 0,05 0,60
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1 in Mio. Euro; 2 EBITDA = Ergebnis vor Zinsen, Steuern und Abschreibungen; 3 EBITDA in Relation zum Umsatz; 4 EBIT = Ergebnis vor Zinsen und Steuern; 5 EBIT in Relation zum Umsatz; 6 Jahresüberschuss (-fehlbetrag) in Relation zum Umsatz; 7 Cashflow aus der gewöhnlichen Geschäftstätigkeit; 8 in Euro; Quelle: boersengefluester.de

Wirtschaftsprüfer: Deloitte

INVESTOR-INFORMATIONEN
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Software AG
WKN Kurs in € Einschätzung Börsenwert in Mio. €
A2GS40 36,800 2.723,20
KGV 2025e KGV 10Y-Ø BGFL-Ratio Shiller-KGV
20,91 20,93 0,97 26,78
KBV KCV KUV EV/EBITDA
1,80 - 2,72 15,37
Dividende '22 in € Dividende '23e in € Div.-Rendite '23e
in %
Hauptversammlung
0,05 0,00 0,00 24.05.2024
Q1-Zahlen Q2-Zahlen Q3-Zahlen Bilanz-PK
27.04.2023 27.07.2023 26.10.2023 28.03.2023
Abstand 60Tage-Linie Abstand 200Tage-Linie Performance YtD Performance 52 Wochen
1,80% 4,89% 3,66% 16,09%
    
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