Shares and bonds

  • Henkel shares reach historic highs
  • Henkel preferred share’s DAXAbbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex, the German share index. The DAX lists the stocks and shares of Germany’s 30 largest listed corporations. Henkel’s preferred shares are quoted on the DAX. DAX is a registered trademark of Deutsche Börse AG, the German stock exchange company.
    30 weighting increased
  • Henkel’s position in leading sustainability indices confirmed
  • International, widely diversified shareholder structure

Henkel shares showed a very positive performance overall in 2012. Over the course of the year, the DAXAbbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex, the German share index. The DAX lists the stocks and shares of Germany’s 30 largest listed corporations. Henkel’s preferred shares are quoted on the DAX. DAX is a registered trademark of Deutsche Börse AG, the German stock exchange company.
rose by 29.1 percent to 7,612.39. The index for consumer goods stocks – the Dow Jones Euro Stoxx Consumer Goods – increased 26.0 percent, closing at 423.06. Against this market backdrop, the price of Henkel preferred shares increased to 62.20 euros, closing the year 39.5 percent higher on a year-on-year basis. Our ordinary share price likewise posted strong gains, ending the year 38.9 percent higher at 51.93 euros. As such, our shares performed clearly better than both the DAXAbbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex, the German share index. The DAX lists the stocks and shares of Germany’s 30 largest listed corporations. Henkel’s preferred shares are quoted on the DAX. DAX is a registered trademark of Deutsche Börse AG, the German stock exchange company.
and other shares representing the consumer goods sector.

In the course of the year, Henkel shares largely tended to track the overall market, and generally performed very well. Although Henkel shares started with price gains in the first quarter, they generally lagged behind the DAXAbbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex, the German share index. The DAX lists the stocks and shares of Germany’s 30 largest listed corporations. Henkel’s preferred shares are quoted on the DAX. DAX is a registered trademark of Deutsche Börse AG, the German stock exchange company.
and consumer goods stocks. This trend reversed from the end of the first quarter onward, with Henkel shares performing much stronger than the markets. The second quarter labored under weak market conditions, which resulted in small share price declines overall. Both Henkel shares and consumer goods stocks posted considerable gains in the third quarter, and outperformed the DAXAbbreviation for Deutscher Aktienindex, the German share index. The DAX lists the stocks and shares of Germany’s 30 largest listed corporations. Henkel’s preferred shares are quoted on the DAX. DAX is a registered trademark of Deutsche Börse AG, the German stock exchange company.
. This trend continued in the fourth quarter. On December 3, Henkel shares posted their highest ever prices: 64.61 euros for preferred shares and 52.78 euros for ordinary shares. Overall, Henkel shares closed the year much stronger than their relevant benchmark indices.

The preferred shares traded at an average premium of 20.4 percent over the ordinary shares in 2012.

Key data on Henkel shares 2008 to 2012

in euros

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary share

2.81

1.38

2.57

2.671

3.47

Preferred share

2.83

1.40

2.59

2.691

3.49

Share price at year-end2

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary share

18.75

31.15

38.62

37.40

51.93

Preferred share

22.59

36.43

46.54

44.59

62.20

High for the year2

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary share

34.95

31.60

40.30

41.10

52.78

Preferred share

38.43

36.87

48.40

49.81

64.61

Low for the year2

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary share

16.68

16.19

30.31

30.78

37.25

Preferred share

19.30

17.84

35.21

36.90

44.31

Dividends

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary share

0.51

0.51

0.70

0.78

0.933

Preferred share

0.53

0.53

0.72

0.80

0.953

Market capitalization2 in bn euros

8.9

14.6

18.3

17.6

24.6

Ordinary share in bn euros

4.9

8.1

10.0

9.7

13.5

Preferred share in bn euros

4.0

6.5

8.3

7.9

11.1

1
Application of IAS 8 “Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates and errors”; see also the explanatory notes here.
2
Closing share prices, Xetra trading system.
3
Proposal to shareholders for the Annual General Meeting on April 15, 2013.

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