Explore basic facts about Metso's share.

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014* 2015 2016
Dividend/share, EUR
0.70
1.55
1.70
1.85
1.00
1.05
1.05
1.05
Dividend, EUR million
105
232
254
277
150
 157 157 157
Dividend/earnings, %
66
91
71
74
63
 84 36 121
Effective dividend yield, %
2.8
3.7
5.9
5.8
3.2
 4.2 5.1 3.9

*An extra dividend of EUR 0.40 was paid in August 2015

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

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.