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Share key figures

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

  2013 2014* 2015 2016 2017
Earning per share, EUR 1.59 1.25 2.95 0.87 0.68
Free cash flow/ share, EUR
1.68
1.36
2.27
2.26
1.05
Dividend/share, EUR
1.00
1.05
1.05
1.05
1.05
Dividend, EUR million
150
 157 157 157 157
Dividend per share, %
63
 84 36 121 154
Effective dividend yield, %
3.2
 4.2 5.1 3.9 3.7
P/E ratio
19.51
19.89 7.02 31.15 41.87
Equity/ share, EUR
7.83
8.15 9.58 9.54 8.96
Highest share price, EUR
34.93
31.97 29.55 28.34 33.73
Lowest share price, EUR
25.64
21.74 17.31 17.40 26.46
Average share price, EUR 30.12 26.42 24.15 22.71 29.55
Share price, December 31, EUR 31.02 24.86 20.70 27.10 28.47
Market capitalization, December 31**, EUR million 4,649 3,726 3,105 4,065 4,270

 

*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 2017 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.

Share capital
 20132014201520162017
Share capital, EUR million 141 141 141 141 141
Shares outstanding 150,348,256 150,348,256 150,348,256 150,348,256 150,348,256
Own shares held 483,637  458,988 363,718 363,718 351,128
Trading volume on the Helsinki Exchange 173,318,027  170,218,971 150,739,847 143,948,012 126,888,336
                     - percentage of total amount of shares 116 114 101 96 84
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
2014-2017 No changes in number of shares or in share capital 150,348,256 - 140,982,843.80 -

The Annual General Meeting approved on March 22, 2018 the following authorizations.

AuthorizationMaximum numberValidityPurpose of use

Repurchase and conveyance of the company’s own shares

10 million shares (6.7% of shares)

Until June 30, 2019

1. Development of the company’s capital structure 2. Financing or carrying out acquisitions, investments or other business transactions 3. Management’s incentive plans

Issuance of shares and issuance of special rights entitling to shares

15 million shares (10% of shares)

Until June 30, 2020

Same as above.

A directed share issue may be executed without consideration only if there is an especially weighty financial reason to do so, taking the interests of all shareholders into account.

The list of current short positions is available at the website of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority Information on net short positions is updated daily at after 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. The Financial Supervisory Authority publishes only disclosures that reach the publication threshold of 0.5% of the company's issued share capital.