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Dividend and dividend policy

Dividend policy

Industrivärden’s dividend policy is that the Company shall generate a positive cash flow before portfolio changes and after dividends paid, in order to build investment capacity over time and be able to support portfolio companies when needed. The dividend is to be well-balanced with respect to the goals, scope and risk of operations.

Dividend

The 2020 Annual General Meeting resolved on a dividend of SEK 0.00 (5.75) per share, for at total dividend of SEK 0 M (2,502). The Board of Directors previously proposed the AGM to decide on a dividend of SEK 6.00 per share, corresponding to SEK 2,611 M, but due to the covid-19 pandemic, this proposal was withdrawn, see press release from April 7, 2020. The dividend yield on December 31, 2019, was 2.6% for the Class A shares and 2.7% for the Class C shares.

Key ratios, dividend and return

  2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Dividend/share, SEK 0.00 5.75 5.50 5.25 5.00 6.25 5.50 5.00 4.50 4.00
Dividend growth, % neg 5 5 5 neg 14 10 11 13 33
Dividend yield Class C shares, % 2.7 3.2 2.7 3.1 3.4 4.6 4.5 4.6 5.5 3.4
Total return Class C shares, % 30 -9 22 21 11 16 18 37 -28 48
Share price at 31 Dec., Class C shares, SEK 225.90 179.20 202.50 169.80 145.10 136.10 122.30 107.70 82.10 118.00

 

Last update: 28 Apr 2020