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Swisscom’s market capitalisation as at 31 December 2016 amounted to CHF 23.6 billion (previous year: CHF 26.1 billion). The number of shares outstanding remained the same at 51.8 million. Par value per registered share is CHF 1. Each share entitles the holder to one vote. Voting rights can only be exercised if the shareholder is entered in the share register of Swisscom Ltd with voting rights. The Board of Directors may refuse to enter a shareholder with voting rights if such voting rights exceed 5% of the company’s share capital.
The majority shareholder as at 31 December 2016 was the Swiss Confederation, with 51.0% of the voting rights and capital. The Confederation is obligated by current law to hold the majority of the capital and voting rights. As at 31 December 2016, some 21% of the shares were held in unregistered shareholdings.
Swisscom shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange under the symbol SCMN (Securities No. 874251). In the United States, they are traded in the form of American Depositary Receipts (ADR) at a ratio of 1:10 (Over The Counter, Level 1) under the symbol SCMWY (Pink Sheet No. 69769).
The Swiss Market Index (SMI) declined by 6.8% compared with the previous year. The Swisscom share price fell by 9.3% to CHF 456.10, outperforming the Stoxx Europe 600 Telecommunications Index (–16.9% in CHF; –15.8% in EUR). Average daily trading volume fell by 2.9% year-on-year to 133,566 shares. Total trading volume of Swisscom shares in 2016 amounted to CHF 16 billion.See
On 12 April 2016, Swisscom paid out an ordinary dividend of CHF 22 per share. Based on the closing price at the end of 2015, this equates to a return of 4.4%. Taking into account the fall in share price, the total shareholder return (TSR) of the Swisscom share was –5.4% in 2016. The TSR for the SMI was –3.4% and for the Stoxx Europe 600 Telecommunications Index –12.8% in CHF and –11.7% in EUR.
Swisscom share performance indicators
|Par value per share at end of year||CHF||1.00||1.00||1.00||1.00||1.00|
|Number of issued shares at end of period||in thousand||51,802||51,802||51,802||51,802||51,802|
|Market capitalisation at end of year||in CHF million||20,400||24,394||27,067||26,056||23,627|
|Closing price at end of period||CHF||393.80||470.90||522.50||503.00||456.10|
|Closing price highest||CHF||400.00||474.00||587.50||580.50||528.50|
|Closing price lowest||CHF||334.40||390.20||467.50||471.10||426.80|
|Earnings per share||CHF||34.90||32.53||32.70||26.27||30.97|
|Ordinary dividend per share||CHF||22.00||22.00||22.00||22.00||22.00 1|
|Ratio payout / earnings per share||%||63.04||67.63||67.27||83.75||71.04|
|Equity per share at end of year||CHF||79.77||115.30||105.29||101.10||125.75|
1 In accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors to the Annual General Meeting.
Investment specialists analyse Swisscom’s business performance, results and market situation on an ongoing basis. Their findings and recommendations offer valuable indicators for investors. 25 analysts regularly publish studies on Swisscom. At the end of 2016, 16% of the analysts recommended a buy rating for the Swisscom share, 48% a hold rating and 36% a sell rating. The average price target at 31 December 2016, according to the analysts’ estimates, was CHF 480 per share.