engage your senses

A strong commitment to return cash to shareholders

Givaudan is strongly committed to return surplus cash to shareholders and year-on-year the dividend has risen since 2000.

The graph below shows the free cash flow (in million CHF) and year-on-year increase of the dividend (in CHF) which we returned per share to our shareholders.

* Subject to approval of shareholders at the AGM in March 2017

In 2016, Givaudan’s free cash flow was CHF 597 million. At the Annual General Meeting on 23 March 2017, Givaudan’s Board of Directors will propose a cash dividend of CHF 56.00 per share for the financial year 2016, an increase of 3.7% versus 2015.

Dividends 2000 - 2015

Financial Year

Dividend

per share (CHF)

Increase

Date of Payment

Dividend Yield1

2000

6.50

 

23 May 2001

1.5%

2001

7.00

7.7%

02 May 2002

1.4%

2002

8.10

15.7%

16 April 2003

1.3%

2003

15.40

90.1%

21 April 2004

2.4%

2004

16.30

5.8%

2 May 2005

2.2%

2005

17.60

7.9%

12 April 2006

2.0%

2006

18.80

7.0%

4 April 2007

1.7%

2007

19.50

3.7%

31 March 2008

1.8%

2008

10.00 (cash)

10.00 (warrant)

2.6%

9 April 2009

2.4%

2009

20.60

3.0%

6 April 2010

2.5%

2010

21.50

4.4%

31 March 2011

2.1%

2011

22.00

2.3%

29 March 2012

2.5%

2012

36.00

63.6%

28 March 2013

3.7%

2013

47.00

30.6%

27 March 2014

3.7%

2014 50.00 6.4% 25 March 2015 2.8%
2015 54.00 8.0% 23 March 2016 3.0%
1 Based on market price at year-end

 

Ex dividend date : 27  March
Record date : 28 March  
Payment date : 29 March