Investing in Umicore

Investing in Umicore is an investment in producing materials for a better life – our mission – and supporting our growth strategy.

€ 1.30

Earnings per share (+14%)

 We have a healthy capital structure with funding headroom to execute our growth strategy while remaining within the equivalent of an investment grade credit status territory.

 

  2019

Total shares issued as at 31 December 246,400,000
of which treasury shares 5,624,550
of which shares outstanding 240,775,450
Weighted average number of outstanding shares 240,558,659
Potential dilution due to stock option plans 1,354,110
Adjusted weighted average number of outstanding shares 241,912,769

The Umicore share

Umicore shares are listed on the Euronext stock exchange. The total number of outstanding and fully paid-up shares, and the number of voting rights, are 246,400,000. Umicore bought back 1,275,871 of its own shares in 2019. During the year, 936,604 shares were used in the context of exercised stock options. On 31 December 2019 Umicore held 5,624,550 shares in treasury, representing 2.28% of the Group’s outstanding shares.Umicore shares are listed on the Euronext stock exchange. The total number of outstanding and fully paid-up shares, and the number of voting rights, are 246,400,000. Umicore  bought back 1,275,871 of its own shares in 2019. During the year, 936,604 shares were used in the context of exercised stock options. On 31 December 2019 Umicore held 5,624,550 shares in treasury, representing 2.28% of the Group’s outstanding shares. 

Euronext recognized Umicore as a leader in sustainable growth with the “Sustainable Growth company of the decade 2009-2019” award. The Sustainable Growth award is granted to the company with the strongest stock price performance over the past decade among Belgian stocks present in at least one Euronext sustainability index.

Shareholder returns

Umicore aims to create value for its shareholders. There is no fixed pay-out ratio.  As a matter of prudence and in light of the extreme unpredictability of the global situation due to COVID-19, Umicore’s Board of Directors has decided to propose a dividend of € 0.375 per share in respect of the full year 2019. This proposal replaces the proposal initially made on 7 February 2020 of € 0.75 per share and corresponds to the amount of the interim dividend of € 0.375 per share which was already paid out on 27 August 2019. This decision is also to be seen as a way for Umicore’s management and Board of Directors to share the efforts among its stakeholders.

Indices & Ratings

EURONEXT

BEL20; Euronext 100
 

FTSE RUSSELL

FTSE4GOOD; FTSE Environmental Opportunities 100

AS YOU SOW

Carbon Clean 200 – 1st in Materials sector, 14th overall

ISS OEKOM

PRIME ESG Rating


CORPORATE KNIGHTS

GLOBAL 100 – 1st in Materials sector, 14th overall

STOXX

STOXX Europe 600; STOXX Europe Mid 200

ECPI

EMU Ethical Equity

Euro ESG Equity

World ESG Equity

VIGEO EIRIS

Benelux 20; Eurozone 120

FORUM ETHIBEL

Sustainability Index Excellence Europe

Sustainability Index Excellence Global

Ethibel PIONEER

MSCI

ACWI Sustainable Impact Index

ACWI Low Carbon Target

Belgium IMI Index

EMU ESG Enhanced Focus Index

Global Pollution Prevention Index

World ESG Leaders Index

A A A ESG Rating (Leader)

 

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