Annual Report 2016

Geberit share information

Share price performance in the year under review

Beginning the year at CHF 340.20, the share price then rose continuously to more than CHF 370 by the end of April. Following the publication of the half-year results in August, the price climbed further and reached an all-time high of CHF 434.10 at the end of August. The price then tailed off slightly until the end of the year and closed at CHF 408.20. Overall, this corresponds to a substantial increase of 20.0% in 2016. In the same period, the Swiss Market Index (SMI) lost 6.8%. Viewed over the past five years, the Geberit share posted an annual average increase of 17.7% (SMI +6.7%). The Geberit Group’s market capitalisation reached CHF 15.1 billion at the end of 2016.

The Geberit shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, Zurich.

At the end of 2016, the free float as defined by SIX was 100%.

Share price development
1.1. until 31.12.2016

Monthly average share price

Share price development
22.6.1999 (IPO) – 31.12.2016

Annual average share price


Given a normal market environment, Geberit achieves solid free cashflow, which is invested in organic growth, used to repay debts, applied towards any acquisitions or distributed to shareholders. The capital structure is prudently maintained and the company strives for a solid balance sheet structure with a buffer of liquidity. On the one hand, this policy guarantees the financial flexibility necessary to achieve growth targets, and on the other hand it offers investors security. Surplus liquid funds are distributed to shareholders. Geberit continued this shareholder-friendly distribution policy last year as well.

Over the last five years, around CHF 1.8 billion has been paid out to shareholders in the form of distributions or share buybacks. During the same period, the price of the Geberit share has risen from CHF 181.00 at the end of 2011 to CHF 408.20 at the end of 2016.

Total distribution to shareholders and share buybacks
(in CHF million)
  2012 2013 2014 20152016 Total
Distribution 242 248 282 311309 1,392
Share buyback 198 0 37 16051 446
Total 440 248 319 471360 1,838

The Board of Directors will propose to the ordinary General Meeting of Geberit AG on 5 April 2017 an increase in the dividend of 19.0% to CHF 10.00 in line with the higher earnings per share. The payout ratio of 63.4% of adjusted net income is in the upper range of the 50% to 70% corridor defined by the Board of Directors.

Distribution paid
(in CHF per share)
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Dividend 3.80 7.50 8.30 8.40
Capital redemption 6.30 2.80
Total 6.30 6.60 7.50 8.30 8.40

The share buyback programme, which began on 30 April 2014, ended on 29 February 2016. A total of 757,000 registered shares were bought back for CHF 247.8 million. When the programme ended, this represented 2.0% of the share capital recorded in the Commercial Register. The share buyback was conducted via a second trading line set up especially for this purpose. The average purchase price per share was CHF 327.40. The ordinary General Meeting of 6 April 2016 approved the proposal to cancel the repurchased shares by means of a capital reduction. This took place on 20 June 2016.

Major data relating to the Geberit share
Registered shareholders 27,159
Capital stock (CHF) 3,704,192.70
Number of registered shares of CHF 0.10 each 37,041,427
Registered shares 22,354,320
Treasury stock 239,869
Stock exchange SIX Swiss Exchange
Swiss securities
identification number
ISIN code CH-0030170408
Telekurs GEBN
Thomson Reuters GEBN.S
Key figures
(in CHF per share)
Net income 13.23115.851
Net cashflow 16.0018.97
Equity 39.7644.39
Distribution 8.4010.002
1 Adjusted for costs and income in connection with the Sanitec acquisition (transaction, integration, divestments and one-off financing costs and income, as well as the amortisation of intangible assets and one-off costs resulting from the inventory revaluation)
2 Subject to approval of the General Meeting 2017


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CEO Christian Buhl, CFO Roland Iff and the Head Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Roman Sidler are in charge of communication with shareholders, the capital market and the general public. Contact details can be found on the website in the relevant sections. Information relating to Geberit is provided in the form of regular media information, media and analysts’ conferences, as well as financial presentations.

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Time schedule 
General Meeting5 Apr
Dividend payment11 Apr
Interim report first quarter2 May
Half-year report17 Aug
Interim report third quarter31 Oct
First information 201718 Jan
Results full year 201713 Mar
General Meeting4 Apr
Dividend payment10 Apr
Interim report first quarter3 May
(Subject to minor changes)