Sika Shares

Sika AG's shares are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange, Zurich.

ISIN Code: CH0418792922
Thomson Reuters: SIKA.S
Bloomberg: SIKA VX
Nominal Value: CHF 0.01
Number of shares: 141,781,160

All shares are registered shares. Each share represents one vote at the General Meeting. The purchase of Sika registered shares is open to all legal persons and individuals. Nominees, i.e. shareholders who acquire shares in their own name but on the account of third parties, are registered as shareholders without voting rights.

Significant shareholdings reported to the Disclosure Office of SIX Swiss Exchange can be found on the website of SIX Swiss Exchange.

  2014 2015 2016
2017 2018 2019
Market Capitalization as at December 31 (CHF mn) 7,458 9,195 12,427 19,661 17,666 25,782.90
Earnings per Share (EPS) (CHF)** 2.89 3.02 3.70 4.23
4.69 5.30
Gross Dividend (CHF)* 1.20 1.30 1.60 1.85 2.05 2.30
Total Dividend/Repayment of Nominal Value Amount (CHF mn) 182.6 198.1 243.7
281.8 290.6 326.1
Payout Ratio (%) 41 43 43 44 43 43
Treasury Shares 4,261 343 2,666 1,368 90,730
41,859

*Pursuant to proposal to Annual General Meeting
**Undiluted

Share Capital Development

During the past years, share capital has been reduced due to repayments of nominal value and a capital reduction. Since 2018, there have been no changes to the share capital.

2018 Share split (bearer shares 60:1, registered shares 10:1) and introduction of a single share category with unitary registered shares. 
Capital reduction of CHF 106,295.20 leading to a share capital of CHF 1,417.811.60.
2011 Repayment of nominal value resulting in a share capital reduction of CHF 21.3 million to CHF 1,524,106.80.   
2006 Repayment of nominal value resulting in a share capital reduction of CHF 48.8 million to CHF 22,861,602.   
2005 Repayment of nominal value resulting in a share capital reduction of CHF 42.7 million to CHF 71,633,019.60.
2004 Repayment of nominal value resulting in a share capital reduction of CHF 38.1 million to CHF 114,308,010.

Significant Shareholders

Sika has received notification of four significant shareholders whose voting rights exceed 3%:

BlackRock Inc., New York, USA
7.7% of all voting rights

William H. Gates and Melinda French Gates, Kirkland, USA
5.3% of all voting rights via Cascade Investment L.L.C. and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust

The Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles, USA
5.0% of all voting rights via Capital Research and Management Company, Capital Bank and Trust Company, Capital International Limited, Capital International, Inc., and Capital International Sarl

Massachusetts Financial Services Company, Boston, USA
3.03% of all voting rights 

Significant shareholdings reported to the disclosure office of SIX Swiss Exchange can be found on the website of SIX Swiss Exchange. There are no cross-shareholdings exceeding 3%, either in terms of capital or votes.

Geographical Split Total Investor Base

As a company with a strong global presence, Sika attracts a geographically diversified investor base. While all four significant shareholders are based in the USA, overall European investors make up the largest geographical segment of Sika's investor base.

Geographical split of the total investor base