|Average daily volume of shares||No.||8 092||9 912|
|Number of no-par shares (weighted)||36,503,896||36,503,896|
|Number of no-par shares at 31.12.||36,503,896||36,503,896|
|Market capitalization at 31.12.||Euro bn||1,24||1,13|
|Rank in SDAX by trading volume||44||49|
|Rank in SDAX by market capitalization||10||24|
|Dividend per share, in||Euro||0.65||0.65|
|Dividend sum||Euro m||23.7||23.7|
|Earnings per share||Euro||0.16||1.01|
|1.79 1)||2.09 1)|
|German securities code||587530|
|Type||ordinary shares / shares of no par value|
|Placement price 2)||15.42|
|First quotation on 23.9.99 2)||16.67|
1) Without goodwill effect
2) After capital increase from company funds effective as of July 21th 2004 (Ratio 5:1)
GfK is monitored by numerous national and international financial analysts, who provide their own research analyses and earnings estimates in respect of the company.
The following table contains banks and analysts with existing recommendations. On this page we also provide you with the analyst consensus for the current financial year.
The consensus will be updated quarterly. The published information is not exhaustive.
|Kepler Cheuvreux (France)||Craig Abbott||29.08.2016||Reduce|
|HSBC (Germany)||Olivier Moral||14.10.2016||Hold|
|Deutsche Bank||Benjamin Kohnke||29.08.2016||Hold|
|NATIXIS Securities (France)||Pavel Govciyan||16.08.2016||Buy|
|Citigroup (USA)||Catherine O'Neill||12.08.2016||Neutral|
|Societe Generale (France)||Laurent Picard||15.08.2016||Hold|
|Hauck & Aufhäuser (Germany)||Christian Schwenkenbecher||12.08.2016||Buy|
|Bankhaus Lampe (Germany)||Christoph Schlienkamp||25.08.2016||Hold|
|Exane BNP Paribas (France)||Jean-Christophe Liaubet||19.08.2016||Neutral|
At the Annual General Meeting on May 28, 2015, the Supervisory Board and Management Board of GfK SE decided on a dividend pay-out of EUR 0.65 per share for the 2014 financial year. A graphic with the dividend development is available to download.
|Year||Dividend per non-par share in EUR||Total income in EUR million||Total dividend payout in EUR million||Pay out ratio in % (1)|
(1) Total dividend in relation to total income, rounded
(2) Adjusted by the effects of the settlement with UBM
(3) Ratio w/o Goodwill Impairment
With a 56.5% stake, the GfK Verein ('Association') is the largest single shareholder. The free float is 43.5%. At country level, 4.9 of GfK free float is located in Germany, around 8 percent in the USA and 20 percent in the UK, followed by France.
The GfK Verein was established in 1934, primarily to “allow the voice of the consumer to be heard”. Consequently, the purpose of the Verein since its inception has been to promote market research.
Today, the GfK Verein is a market research think tank acknowledged by those in both scientific circles and engaged in practical application. Its remit as a not-for-profit organization is to create and pass on knowledge. You can find out more about GfK Verein, the majority shareholder of GfK SE, on their website.
After its was founded in 1934, GfK grew rapidly and came to the point where organizational change was needed, to give structure to the expanding organization.
By 1984, the market research operation within GfK had detached from the rest of the organization and became a new limited liability company, GfK GmbH. The intention was eventually to become a joint stock company, but, at this time, it was quicker to form a limited company first.
On 23 January 1990, GfK GmbH achieved its aim to become a joint stock company, GfK SE. And, in 1995, the Supervisory Board set it on the path towards a stock exchange launch.
In 1998, Klaus L. Wübbenhorst took on the role of Management Board spokesman and then CEO. It was under his leadership that the final stages of preparation for a stock exchange launch were reached.
On 23 September 1999 at 9:09 a.m., GfK shares were listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for the first time. It was launched a price of EUR 20.00 per share, which was EUR 1.50 more than the subscription price. In the words of the CEO, a "new era" had begun for GfK, with the stock exchange launch coming just in time for the new millennium and laying a path for the company to achieve its ambitious aims. Since then, much has happened.
|Security Identification Number||587 530|
|Class||no-par ordinary shares|
Frankfurt Stock Exchange
|Consortium||Deutsche Bank (Lead)|
Warburg Dillon Read (Lead)
Bayerische Landesbank Girozentrale
|Issue volume||5 million new ordinary shares from capital increase (thereof 652,174 green shoe) and 1,075,883 from shareholders|
|Placement structure||Public Offering in Germany|
Private Placement in Europe
Private Placement in USA
|Announcement price range||14 September 1999|
|Book building||14 to 21 September 1999|
|Announcement of placement price||22 September|
|First trading||23 September 1999|
|Former price range||Euro 15.50 to 18.50|
|Former placement price (1)||Euro 18.50|
|Former first quote (2)||Euro 20.00|
|Capital stock||Euro 66,416,348.16|
(25,943,886 ordinary shares)
|Common stock||Euro 66,416,348.16|
|Entitlement to dividend||Fully entitled|
|Shareholder structure after IPO||GfK-Nürnberg e.V. 63.8%|
Free float 23.3%
(1) Adjusted placement price after capital transactions 15.41
(2) Adjusted first quote after capital transactions 16.66