Status Report

Shareholder return

 

Dividend

For 2023, the Board of Directors is proposing a total dividend of CHF 10.00 per share, consisting of a regular dividend of CHF 8.25 per share and a dividend from legal capital contribution reserves of CHF 1.75 per share for approval at the Annual General Meeting. If the dividend proposal is approved by the shareholders, the dividend payment on the shares will amount to CHF 976 million towards regular dividend and CHF 207 million towards dividend from legal capital contribution reserves. The total dividend payment is resulting in a payout ratio of 83 per cent (2022: 63 per cent) of the earnings for the year attributable to the equity holders of the Company. Based on the share price at year-end 2023, the dividend yield on the Company’s share is 4.8 per cent (2022: 4.6 per cent). 


Share price and market capitalisation (December 31)

Share price and market capitalisation 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
Share price (in CHF) 289.80 215.20 294.40 200.80 163.20
Market capitalisation (in CHF million) 34,995 25,986 35,550 24,096 19,584

Total shareholder return development

in CHF per share 2022 2022 2021 2020 2019
Increase/(decrease) of share price year over year 74.60 –79.20 93.60 37.60 36.85
Dividend per share paid 14.00 10.00 4.50 4.00 6.00
Total return 88.60 –69.20 98.10 41.60 42.85
Dividend yield in per cent 4.8 4.6 1.5 2.0 3.7

Dividend per share paid

in CHF

Dividend yield

in per cent