Investor Information

Shares of Lonza Group Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and were included in the Swiss Market Index (SMI) in 2018. Lonza also maintains a secondary listing on the SGX Singapore Exchange. The nominal value of the Lonza Group Ltd share is CHF 1. Lonza’s share price closed at the end of 2018 at CHF 254.7, which represents a decrease of 2.3% in 2018.

The free float in Lonza Group Ltd registered shares reached 99.7% at year-end, and the average daily trade volume was 335,189 shares in 2018.

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Listing and Security Information

Stock Exchange Listing/Trading:

SIX Swiss Exchange
SGX Singapore Exchange

Common Stock Symbols:

Bloomberg LONN SW
Reuters LONN.S
SIX Financial Information
LONN SGX O6Z

Security Number:

Valor 001384101
ISIN CH0013841017

Upcoming Financial Events

Upcoming Financial Events

Date

 

Event

 

 

 

4 April 2019, 5:00 pm CEST

 

Closing of the Share Register

18 April 2019, 10:00 am CEST

 

Annual General Meeting for the Financial Year 2018 Congress Center Basel, Switzerland

18 April 2019

 

Q1 2019 Qualitative Business Update

24 April 2019

 

Ex-Dividend Date

25 April 2019

 

Record-Dividend Date

26 April 2019

 

Dividend-Payment Date

24 July 2019

 

Half-Year Results 2019

28 April 2020, 10:00 am CEST

 

Annual General Meeting for the Financial Year 2019 Congress Center Basel, Switzerland

Shareholdings

According to disclosure notifications filed with Lonza, the following shareholders held more than 3% of Lonza’s share capital as of 31 December 2018:

Principal Shareholders

  • BlackRock, Inc., New York, NY (USA): 9.67%
  • Artisan Partners: 3.02%

Lonza knows of no other shareholder(s) that owned more than 3% of our share capital as of 31 December 2018. To the best of Lonza’s knowledge, the above-mentioned shareholders are not linked by any shareholders’ agreement or similar arrangement with respect to their shareholdings in Lonza or the exercise of shareholders’ rights. For a full review of the individual disclosure notifications made during 2018, please refer to the SIX Swiss Exchange disclosure platform.

More information is available on Lonza’s Investor Relations webpage.

Lonza Share Price Development 2018 in CHF / share

Share Price Development 2018 (line graph)

Lonza Share Price Development vs. Swiss Market Index (SMI), MSCI Chemicals Index and MSCI Healthcare Index rebased

Lonza Share Price Development vs. Swiss Market Index (SMI), MSCI Chemicals Index and MSCI Healthcare Index (Rebased) (line graph)

Dividend Payment History in CHF / share

Dividend Payment History (bar chart)

Lonza’s Board of Directors is proposing a stable dividend for shareholders of CHF 2.75 per share for 2018. Subject to approval at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 18 April 2019, the dividend of CHF 2.75 per share for 2018 will be paid out of the reserve capital contribution and will be free from Swiss withholding tax.

Ten-Year Overview of Major Highlights

Ten-Year Overview of Major Highlights

million CHF

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

12017

 

22018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Restated to reflect adoption of IFRS 15 and classification of Water Care business as discontinued operations, except for «Operating free cash flow,» «Net debt,» «Net debt / CORE EBITDA» and «Headcount»

2

Lonza continuing operations, excluding Water Care business classified as discontinued operations, except for «Operating free cash flow,» «Net debt,» «Net debt / CORE EBITDA» and «Headcount»

3

Introduced in 2018, comparable data for 2017 was provided

Sales

 

2,690

 

2,680

 

2,692

 

3,741

 

3,584

 

3,640

 

3,803

 

4,132

 

4,548

 

5,542

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORE EBITDA

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

657

 

711

 

743

 

793

 

918

 

1,196

 

1,511

Margin in %

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

17.6

 

19.8

 

20.4

 

20.9

 

22.2

 

26.5

 

27.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA

 

601

 

643

 

537

 

620

 

647

 

737

 

780

 

848

 

1,084

 

1,429

Margin in %

 

22.3

 

24.0

 

19.9

 

16.6

 

18.1

 

20.2

 

20.5

 

20.5

 

23.8

 

25.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result from operating activities (CORE EBIT)

 

397

 

387

 

326

 

392

 

436

 

475

 

524

 

651

 

904

 

1,165

Margin in %

 

14.8

 

14.4

 

12.1

 

10.5

 

12.2

 

13.0

 

13.8

 

15.8

 

20.1

 

21.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result from operating activities (EBIT)

 

239

 

374

 

261

 

316

 

253

 

423

 

428

 

486

 

673

 

842

Margin in %

 

8.9

 

14.0

 

9.7

 

8.4

 

7.1

 

11.6

 

11.3

 

11.8

 

14.8

 

15.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORE RONOA in %

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

11.0

 

12.3

 

14.3

 

16.4

 

21.5

 

30.0

 

31.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RONOA in %

 

6.7

 

10.8

 

6.9

 

7.0

 

5.9

 

10.3

 

10.8

 

12.7

 

9.8

 

12.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROIC3

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

8.4

 

8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORE EPS (diluted) in CHF

 

5.83

 

5.81

 

4.34

 

4.48

 

4.97

 

6.76

 

6.76

 

8.38

 

10.78

 

11.98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPS (diluted) in CHF

 

3.17

 

5.53

 

2.97

 

3.00

 

1.67

 

4.54

 

5.26

 

5.69

 

9.70

 

8.77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating free cash flow

 

51

 

362

 

127

 

465

 

519

 

476

 

693

 

638

 

658

 

884

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net debt

 

1,166

 

1,108

 

2,647

 

2,301

 

2,103

 

2,011

 

1,660

 

1,584

 

3,762

 

3,534

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net debt / CORE EBITDA

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

3.50

 

2.96

 

2.70

 

2.09

 

1.73

 

2.70

 

2.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headcount

 

8,386

 

8,280

 

11,001

 

10,789

 

9,935

 

9,809

 

9,829

 

10,130

 

14,618

 

15,375

Significant News Releases

The most significant news releases during the course of 2018 were the following:

For a comprehensive review of the media releases issued during 2018, refer to www.lonza.com/news.