06.12.2022 KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA  DE0007074007

EQS-News: KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA: Generational change at KWS Annual Shareholders’ Meeting


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KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA: Generational change at KWS Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

06.12.2022 / 15:06 CET/CEST
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Einbeck, December 6, 2022

Generational change at KWS Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

At today’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, the shareholders of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE0007074007) passed the proposals for the management of all agenda items with clear majorities. As in the previous year, the dividend payout for the 2021/2022 fiscal year amounts to €0.80 per share.

The generational change at KWS announced last year was completed at today’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. Andreas J. Büchting (75), long-standing Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA and general partner KWS SE, has resigned from his position as scheduled effective today. As part of Supervisory Board reelections, Dr. Marie Th. Schnell and Victor W. Balli were confirmed in their positions; Professor Stefan W. Hell and the former KWS Executive Board spokesperson Philip von dem Bussche were newly elected.

Andreas J. Büchting thanked the members leaving the Supervisory Board, Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser and Jürgen Bolduan, for their many years of service on the Supervisory Board of KWS.

Marie Th. Schnell recognized the lifetime achievement of Andreas J. Büchting in his 47 years working for the company: “The development of KWS to an internationally leading and innovative seed company is inextricably linked with the name Andreas J. Büchting. The long-term direction of the company, the strong focus on research and development and, not least, the unique KWS corporate culture are a reflection of his visionary strength and his unique leadership qualities. Today, KWS finds itself in an excellent position and has an outstanding team to take on the challenges of the future.”

Upon conclusion of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, Hagen Duenbostel (52) steps into the customary two-year cooling-off period and is expected to return as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the beginning of 2025. Büchting recognized the outstanding contribution of Duenbostel to the operational and strategic development of KWS in his 19 years as a member of the Executive Board, having served as spokesperson since 2015.

Felix Büchting (48), seventh-generation member of the founding family, will succeed Hagen Duenbostel as the Executive Board spokesperson. The long-term composition of both boards is therefore secure.

Successful 2021/2022 fiscal year – stable dividend

The Executive Board explained the economic development of the past 2021/2022 fiscal year to the shareholders present. Net sales and results of operations (EBIT) of the KWS Group increased significantly in the 2021/2022 fiscal year; net income and earnings per share remained at the same level as the previous year.

On the basis of the positive business development, the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting passed the proposal of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board for the distribution of a dividend in the amount of €0.80 per share, corresponding to a distribution ratio of 24.5%. KWS therefore remains within the framework provided by the company’s dividend policy, which is based on the profitability of the KWS Group and ranges from 20% to 25% of net income.

About KWS

KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees* in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development.
*excl. seasonal workforce

More information: www.kws.com. Follow us on Twitter® at https://twitter.com/KWS_Group.


Peter Vogt  
Head of Investor Relations
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Martin Heistermann
Senior Manager Investor Relations
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Sina Barnkothe
Corporate Communications
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Language: English
Company: KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
Grimsehlstraße 31
37555 Einbeck
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: 1506499

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Die wichtigsten Finanzdaten auf einen Blick
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Umsatzerlöse1 1.075,24 1.068,01 1.113,34 1.282,55 1.310,23 1.539,52 1.770,00
EBITDA1,2 180,94 182,42 198,72 225,50 230,86 252,40 307,00
EBITDA-Marge3 16,83 17,08 17,85 17,58 17,62 16,40 17,34
EBIT1,4 131,59 132,56 149,99 137,37 137,03 155,06 208,00
EBIT-Marge5 12,24 12,41 13,47 10,71 10,46 10,07 11,75
Jahresüberschuss1 97,71 99,66 104,02 95,22 110,59 107,76 127,00
Netto-Marge6 9,09 9,33 9,34 7,42 8,44 7,00 7,18
Cashflow1,7 122,35 98,06 72,85 136,16 168,32 100,32 139,00
Ergebnis je Aktie8 2,96 3,02 3,15 2,89 3,35 3,27 3,80
Dividende8 0,64 0,64 0,67 0,70 0,80 0,80 0,85
Quelle: boersengefluester.de und Firmenangaben

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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

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KWS Saat
WKN Kurs in € Einschätzung Börsenwert in Mio. €
707400 55,900 Kaufen 1.844,70
KGV 2024e KGV 10Y-Ø BGFL-Ratio Shiller-KGV
13,15 18,67 0,71 18,98
1,51 18,39 1,20 9,38
Dividende '22 in € Dividende '23e in € Div.-Rendite '22e
in %
0,85 0,85 1,52 06.12.2022
Q1-Zahlen Q2-Zahlen Q3-Zahlen Bilanz-PK
09.11.2023 09.02.2023 11.05.2023 27.09.2023
Abstand 60Tage-Linie Abstand 200Tage-Linie Performance YtD Performance 52 Wochen
-5,13% -8,44% -12,79% -11,41%
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