The some 6,200 AGRAVIS shareholders received a dividend of 1.02 euros per share in 2019, as decided at the Annual General Meeting in Wunstorf-Kolenfeld, Lower Saxony. Based on the share book value of 25.60 euros, this corresponds to a dividend yield of 4 per cent. “The investment continues to be very attractive compared to the low interest rates from other types of investment on the capital market,” stresses CFO Johannes Schulte-Althoff when referring to the strong AGRAVIS share payout ratio. The total pay-out thus totals 8.2 million euros, corresponding to 44 per cent of the group consolidated profit for the year.
In the financial year 2018, AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG’s subscribed capital increased to 205.5 million euros (previous year: 200.2 million euros). The capital is divided into 8.03 million registered shares. According to the articles of association, at least 60 per cent of AGRAVIS shares must be held by cooperatives or cooperative companies. They currently hold 61.7 per cent. 28.4 per cent of shares are owned by individuals and legal entities with a link to the sector. Farms hold a 4.5 per cent stake in AGRAVIS while employees hold 5.4 per cent.
The AGRAVIS share’s trading value has now risen again as a result of favourable company development – by 0.50 euros to 61.50 euros per share. Since AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG was founded in October 2004, the original share price has thus risen by 35.90 euros. This represents an increase by 140 per cent.