Bechtle extends successful business to shareholders
Neckarsulm/Heilbronn, 28 May 2019 – The Bechtle AG AGM today signed off on a dividend payout of €1.00 per no-par share, an increase of 11.1% compared to the previous year. This translates to a dividend payout ratio of 30.6%, and a dividend yield (in relation to the annual closing price) of 1.5%.
Bechtle pursues a consistent and continuity-driven dividend policy with shareholders receiving a cut in the company’s annual results every year since its IPO in 2000, and a regular dividend jump to boot. This year’s increase is the ninth in a row. Each year, the payout to shareholders amounts to around one-third of earnings after taxes. The dividend is issued on the third business day following the resolution on the appropriation of earnings, so this year on 3 June. Shareholders are eligible to claim dividends provided they owned Bechtle shares on the day of the AGM decision. With some 79% of rights to vote represented, the Bechtle AGM once again recorded a high attendance of shareholders. All propositions on the agenda were met with broad support. 660 investors and an additional 200 visitors set a new record attendance at the AGM.
Bechtle AG has made a very good start into its 40th anniversary year of 2023. The business volume increased by 15.8 per cent to €1,886.0 million. Maintaining the high dynamics of the prior year, Bechtle thus again grew much faster than the market. Revenue also underwent a very significant increase of 11.6 per cent to €1,538.5 million. Organic growth amounted to 8.5 per cent. Bechtle was able to step up its earnings before taxes (EBT) by 7.6 per cent to €79.7 million. The EBT margin of 5.2 per cent was almost the same level as in the prior year (5.4 per cent). As of 31 March 2023, Bechtle had 14,324 employees, a year-on-year increase of 1,358.
In Tangible Benefit Ltd., Bechtle AG has acquired a lucrative value-added reseller in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1997, the London-based company has an excellent reputa-tion and it is a well-known name in the industry.
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