Geberit share information

Share price performance in the year under review

The Geberit share price started the new trading year at CHF 408.20. With a positive development after the publication of the 2016 sales figures and a decline after the publication of the 2016 results, the share price increased to an all-time high of CHF 483.40 at the start of August. After the publication of the half-year figures for 2017, the share price fell before going on to recover against the backdrop of a strengthened euro. After a setback following the publication of the figures for the third quarter, the share price levelled out at a slightly lower level and closed the 2017 trading year at a price of CHF 429.10. Overall, this corresponds to an increase of 5.1%. In the same period, the Swiss Market Index (SMI) posted gains of 14.1%. Viewed over the past five years, the Geberit share posted an annual average increase of 16.3% (SMI +6.6%). The Geberit Group’s market capitalisation reached CHF 15.9 billion at the end of 2017.

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

At the end of 2017, the free float as defined by SIX was 100%.

Share price development
1.1. until 31.12.2017

Monthly average share price

Share price development
22.6.1999 (IPO) – 31.12.2017

Annual average share price


Given a stable 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 1.9 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 201.40 at the end of 2012 to CHF 429.10 at the end of 2017.

Total distribution to shareholders and share buybacks
(in CHF million)
  2013 2014 2015 20162017 Total
Distribution 248 282 311 309368 1,518
Share buyback 0 37 160 5192 340
Total 248 319 471 360460 1,858

The Board of Directors will propose to the ordinary General Meeting of Geberit AG on 4 April 2018 an increase in the dividend of 4.0% to CHF 10.40 in line with the higher adjusted 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)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Dividend 3.80 7.50 8.30 8.40 10.00
Capital redemption 2.80
Total 6.60 7.50 8.30 8.40 10.00

The share buyback programme, which was announced in March 2017, began on 6 June 2017. As part of this programme, shares to the value of up to CHF 450 million are to be repurchased, less withholding tax, over a maximum period of three years. The shares are repurchased via a separate trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange for the purpose of a capital reduction. By 31 December 2017, 205,250 shares had been acquired at a sum of CHF 91.8 million.

Major data relating to the Geberit share
Registered shareholders 33,096
Capital stock (CHF) 3,704,142.70
Number of registered shares of CHF 0.10 each 37,041,427
Registered shares 21,183,420
Treasury shares 391,640
Stock exchange SIX Swiss Exchange
Swiss securities
identification number
ISIN code CH0030170408
Telekurs GEBN
Thomson Reuters GEBN.S
Key figures
(in CHF per share)
Net income1 15.8516.43
Net cashflow 19.0119.25
Equity 44.3949.95
Distribution 10.0010.402
1 Adjusted for costs in connection with the Sanitec acquisition and integration
2 Subject to approval of the General Meeting 2018


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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 Meeting 4 Apr
Dividend payment 10 Apr
Interim report first quarter 3 May
Half-year report 14 Aug
Interim report third quarter 30 Oct
First information 2018 17 Jan
Results full year 2018 12 Mar
General Meeting 3 Apr
Dividend payment 9 Apr
Interim report first quarter 2 May
Half-year report 15 Aug
Interim report third quarter 31 Oct
(Subject to minor changes)