Geberit share information

Share price performance in the reporting year

The Geberit share price started the trading year 2019 at CHF 382.30. After increasing mostly in line with the Swiss Market Index (SMI) throughout the year, there was a significant increase in growth momentum in the fourth quarter, with the price reaching an all-time record high of CHF 550.40 shortly before the end of the year. The Geberit share price closed the trading year at CHF 543.20, corresponding to an increase of 42.1%. In the same period, the SMI posted gains of 26.0%. Viewed over the past five years, the Geberit share posted an annual average increase of 9.9% (SMI +3.4%). The Geberit Group’s market capitalisation reached CHF 20.1 billion at the end of 2019.

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

At the end of 2019, the free float as defined by SIX was 100%.

Share price development
1.1. – 31.12.2019

Monthly average share price

Share price development
22.6.1999 (IPO) – 31.12.2019

Annual average share price


Given a stable market environment, Geberit achieves high free cashflow, which is 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.

In 2019, CHF 389 million was distributed to shareholders as part of the dividend payment. The share buyback programme, launched on 6 June 2017, was also continued. By 31 December 2019, around 765,000 shares, or 2.1% of the share capital currently entered in the Commercial Register, had been acquired at a sum of CHF 323 million, CHF 47 million thereof in 2019. CHF 436 million, or 67.7% of the free cashflow, was therefore distributed to shareholders during the reporting year as part of the dividend payment and the share buyback programme.

Over the last five years, around CHF 2.3 billion has been paid out to shareholders in the form of distributions or share buybacks, which corresponds to 83.6% of the free cashflow in this period.

Total distribution to shareholders and share buybacks
(in CHF million)
  2015 2016 201720182019 Total
Distribution 311 309 368381389 1,758
Share buyback 160 51 9218547 535
Total 471 360 460566436 2,293

The Board of Directors will propose to the ordinary General Meeting of Geberit AG on 1 April 2020 an increase in the dividend of 4.6% to CHF 11.30, which is slightly above the increase in the previous year. The payout ratio of 63.4% of 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)
  2015 2016 2017 20182019
Dividend 8.30 8.40 10.00 10.4010.80
Major data relating to the Geberit share
Registered shareholders 32,775
Capital stock (CHF) 3,704,142.70
Number of registered shares of CHF 0.10 each 37,041,427
Registered shares 21,167,232
Treasury shares 1,034,123
Stock exchange SIX Swiss Exchange
Swiss securities identification number 3017040
ISIN code CH0030170408
Telekurs GEBN
Thomson Reuters GEBN.S
Bloomberg GEBN.VX
Key figures
(in CHF per share)
Net income1 17.2117.97
Net cashflow 20.5323.16
Equity 47.9452.74
Distribution2 10.8011.30
1 Adjusted for costs in connection with the Sanitec acquisition and integration; 2019 and beyond: no extra costs occur anymore
2 Subject to approval of the General Meeting 2020


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Time schedule  
General Meeting 1 Apr
Dividend payment 7 Apr
Interim report first quarter 30 Apr
Half-year report 18 Aug
Interim report third quarter 29 Oct
First information 2020 14 Jan
Results full year 2020 11 Mar
General Meeting 14 Apr
Dividend payment 20 Apr
Interim report first quarter 4 May
Half-year report 19 Aug
Interim report third quarter 3 Nov
(Subject to minor changes)


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