17.12.2019 KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA  DE0007074007

DGAP-News: KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA: KWS' Annual Shareholders' Meeting adopts dividend increase


 

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KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA: KWS' Annual Shareholders' Meeting adopts dividend increase
17.12.2019 / 16:00
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Einbeck, December 17, 2019

KWS' Annual Shareholders' Meeting adopts dividend increase

Dividend rises to €0.67 per share - Guidance for the 2019/2020 fiscal year confirmed

The shareholders of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE0007074007) voted by clear majorities in favor of the proposals made by the Executive and Supervisory Boards on all items on the agenda at today's Annual Shareholders' Meeting in Einbeck. A dividend of €0.67 (previous year: €0.64) per share will be paid out for fiscal 2018/2019. The guidance for the current fiscal year 2019/2020 has been confirmed without any changes.

The Executive Board described the company's performance in the past fiscal year 2018/2019 to the shareholders in attendance. The KWS Group achieved a 4.2% increase in net sales to €1.11 billion. Operating income (EBIT) rose by around 13% to €150.0 million, while earnings per share improved by approximately 4% to €3.15.

In view of the positive earnings performance, the Annual Shareholders' Meeting endorsed the proposal by the Executive and Supervisory Boards and adopted a resolution to pay out a higher dividend of €0.67 (0.64). €22.1 (21.1) million will thus be distributed to the shareholders of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA. That corresponds to a dividend payout ratio of 21.3% (21.2%), once again in line with the KWS Group's earnings-oriented policy of paying a dividend of 20% to 25% of its net income.

Overall guidance confirmed for the fiscal year 2019/2020

The Executive Board also dealt with the company's current business performance (in the first quarter of 2019/2020) in its comments and confirmed the guidance for the year as a whole. The Executive Board still expects the KWS Group to grow its net sales sharply by 8% to 12%. Acquisition of the vegetable seed business of Pop Vriend Seeds and growing corn seed business should make major contributions to that. An EBIT margin of between 11% and 13% is still anticipated.

About KWS*
KWS is one of the world's leading plant breeding companies. In the fiscal year 2018/19 more than 5,500 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of EUR 1.1 billion and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 150 million. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to increase farmers' yields and to improve resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested approximately EUR 200 million last fiscal year in research and development.

* All indications excluding the results from the companies accounted for using the equity method AGRELIANT GENETICS LLC., AGRELIANT GENETICS INC. and KENFENG - KWS SEEDS CO., LTD.

For more information: www.kws.com. Follow us on Twitter(R) at https://twitter.com/KWS_Group.

 



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Language: English
Company: KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
Grimsehlstraße 31
37555 Einbeck
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)5561 311-0
Fax: +49 (0)5561 311-322
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.kws.de
ISIN: DE0007074007
WKN: 707400
Indices: S-DAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hanover; Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 938433

 
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Die wichtigsten Finanzdaten auf einen Blick
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021e
Umsatzerlöse1 1.036,77 1.075,24 1.068,01 1.113,34 1.282,55 1.310,23 1.395,00
EBITDA1,2 160,95 180,94 182,42 198,72 225,50 230,86 234,50
EBITDA-Marge3 15,52 16,83 17,08 17,85 17,58 17,62 16,81
EBIT1,4 112,76 131,59 132,56 149,99 137,37 137,03 139,50
EBIT-Marge5 10,88 12,24 12,41 13,47 10,71 10,46 10,00
Jahresüberschuss1 85,28 97,71 99,66 104,02 95,22 110,59 112,00
Netto-Marge6 8,23 9,09 9,33 9,34 7,42 8,44 8,03
Cashflow1,7 125,86 122,35 98,06 72,85 136,16 168,32 170,00
Ergebnis je Aktie8 2,58 2,96 3,02 3,15 2,89 3,35 3,40
Dividende8 0,60 0,64 0,64 0,67 0,70 0,80 0,80
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INVESTOR-INFORMATIONEN
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KWS Saat
WKN Kurs in € Einschätzung Börsenwert in Mio. €
707400 73,200 Kaufen 2.415,60
KGV 2022e KGV 10Y-Ø BGFL-Ratio Shiller-KGV
20,62 19,47 1,04 24,61
KBV KCV KUV EV/EBITDA
2,35 14,35 1,84 12,52
Dividende '20 in € Dividende '21e in € Div.-Rendite '21e
in %
Hauptversammlung
0,80 0,80 1,09 02.12.2021
Q1-Zahlen Q2-Zahlen Q3-Zahlen Bilanz-PK
18.11.2021 24.02.2022 12.05.2022 20.10.2021
Abstand 60Tage-Linie Abstand 200Tage-Linie Performance YtD Performance 52 Wochen
1,26% 0,62% 12,62% 13,66%
    
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