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Metso's dividend policy is to distribute at least 50 percent of annual earnings per share as an annual Dividend.

  2012 2013 2014* 2015 2016
Earning per share, EUR 1.71 1.59 1.25 2.95 0.87
Free cash flow/ share, EUR
1.72
1.68
1.36
2.27
2.26
Dividend/share, EUR
1.85
1.00
1.05
1.05
1.05
Dividend, EUR million
277
150
 157 157 157
Dividend per share, %
74
63
 84 36 121
Affective dividend yield, %
5.8
3.2
 4.2 5.1 3.9
P/E ratio
18.74
19.51
19.89 7.02 31.15
Equity/ share, EUR
14.74
7.83
8.15 9.58 9.54
Highest share price, EUR
37.27
34.93
31.97 29.55 28.34
Lowest share price, EUR
24.88
25.64
21.74 17.31 17.40
Average share price, EUR 30.02 30.12 26.42 24.15 22.71
Share price, December 31, EUR 32.04 31.02 24.86 20.70 27.10
Market capitalization, December 31**, EUR million 4,798 4,649 3,726 3,105 4,065

 

*An extra dividend of EUR 0.40 was paid in August 2015
** Excluding own shares held by the Parent Company

Metso's share capital at the end of 2016 was EUR 140,982,843.80 and the number of shares was 150,348,256 shares. Metso has one class of shares. Each share entitles its holder to one vote at the Annual General Meeting and to an equal amount of dividend.

December 31, 2016
 20122013201420152016
Share capital, EUR million 241 141 141 141 141
Shares outstanding 150,348,256 150,348,256 150,348,256 150,348,256 150,348,256
Own shares held 592,222 483,637  458,988 363,718 363,718
Trading volume on the Helsinki Exchange 223,439,548 173,318,027  170,218,971 150,739,847 143,948,012
                     - percentage of total amount of shares 149 116 114 101 96
Changes in number of shares and share capital
  Number of sharesChange in number of sharesShare capital, EURChange in share capital, EUR
2001 New shares subscribed with the Metso 1994 options, which were transferred from Valmet Corporation 136,250,545 793,270 231,625,926.50 1,348,559.00
2005 New shares subscribed with the Metso 2000A/B and 2001A/B options 141,654,614 5,404,069 240,812,843.80 9,186,917.30
2006 New shares subscribed with the Metso 2003A options 141,719,614 65,000 240,923,343.80 110,500.00
2007 New shares subscribed with the Metso 2003A options 141,754,614 35,000 240,982,843.80 59,500.00
2008 No changes in number of shares or in share capital 141,754,614 - 240,982,843.80 -
2009 New shares issued as consideration of Tamfelt acquisition 150,348,256 8,593,642 240,982,843.80 -
2010-2012 No changes in number of shares or in share capital 150,348,256 - 240,982,843.80 -
2013 Metso's share capital decresed in connection with the demerger by amount equaling Valmet Corporation's share capital 150,348,256 - 140,982,843.80 -100,000,000.00
2014-2016 No changes in number of shares or in share capital 150,348,256 - 140,982,843.80 -

The Annual General Meeting approved on March 21, 2016 the proposals of the Board to authorize the Board to decide on the repurchase of the company’s own shares.

Authorizing the Board of Directors to decide on the repurchase of the company’s own shares

The amount of own shares to be repurchased shall not exceed 10,000,000 shares, which corresponds to approximately 6.7 percent of all the shares in the Company. Own shares can be repurchased otherwise than in proportion to the shareholdings of the shareholders (directed repurchase). Own shares can be repurchased using the unrestricted equity of the Company at a price formed in public trading on the date of the repurchase or otherwise at a price determined by the markets. 
Own shares may be repurchased in order to develop the Company’s capital structure, in order to finance or carry out acquisitions, investments or other business transactions, or in order to use the shares as part of the Company’s incentive scheme.

The repurchased shares may be held for reissue, canceled or transferred further.

The Board of Directors decides on all other matters related to the repurchase of own shares.
The authorization is effective until June 30, 2018 and it cancels the authorization given to the Board of Directors by the Annual General Meeting on March 21, 2016 to decide on the repurchase of the Company’s own shares.