The positive share price performance of recent years reflects the dynamic transformation of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group from a TV company into a digital entertainment and commerce powerhouse.
We would like to involve our shareholders adequately in the Company’s success. The dividend policy therefore targets to an annual distribution of 80 % to 90 % of underlying net income from continuing operations. At the Annual General Meeting on June 30, 2016, the shareholders of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE resolved to distribute a dividend of EUR 1.80 per share for the financial year 2015 (previous year: EUR 1.60). This corresponds to a total payout of EUR 386.2 million and a payout ratio of 82.6 % of the Group’s underlying net income and thus is in line with our communicated dividend policy. This results in an attractive dividend yield of 3.8 % compared to the closing price at the end of 2015.
Number of preference shares2 at reporting date
Number of common shares3 at reporting date
Market capitalization at year’s end (according to Deutsche Börse)
Close at end of financial year (Xetra)
Dividend per entitled common share
Dividend per entitled preference share
Dividend yield on basis of closing price
Xetra trading volume (average daily volume)
1 The share capital of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE amounts to EUR 233,000,000.00. As a result of a capital increase, it rose from EUR 218,797,200.00 to a nominal amount of EUR 233,000,000.00 with effect from November 7, 2016. In this capital increase, ProSiebenSat.1 made partial use of the company’s authorized capital and issued 14,202,800 new, registered shares. On August 16, 2013, the 109,398,600 bearer preference shares that existed at that time had already been converted into registered common shares, with the effect that the share capital then totaling EUR 218,797,200.00 consisted of 218,797,200 registered common shares with a nominal share in the share capital of EUR 1.00 each. Today, all (233,000,000) of the company’s registered common shares are now tradable, i.e. both the formerly unlisted registered common shares and the registered common shares resulting from the conversion of the bearer preference shares. Until August 16, 2013, only the bearer preference shares of the company were publicly traded.
2 Incl. treasury shares
3 Incl. treasury shares since August 16, 2013. The treasury shares are not entitled to voting rights
4 ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE holds at the time of the Annual General Meeting preference shares respectively since August 16, 2013 common shares as treasury shares. Shares directly or indirectly owned by the company are in accordance to § 71b AktG not entitled to receive a dividend