Key data per share

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017***  2018*

2019*

Number of outstanding shares on 31 Dec 15'533'158 15'613'849 15'676'549 15'326'815 15'715'403 15'833'441 15'878'984
Share price on 31 Dec 166.80 250.75 305.0 397.5 688.50 618.00 950.40
Market capitalization 31 Dec (in CHF m) 2'615 3'915 4'778 6'092 10'887 9'785 15'091
Earnings per share / EPS (in CHF)* 6.55 10.15 9.19* 11.94 14.65 18.16 21.21
Price/earnings ratio 25 25 33 33 46 34 45
Dividend per share (in CHF)**** 3.75 3.75 4.00 4.25 4.75 5.25 5.75
Payout ratio (% of EPS)* 53% 45% 44% 36% 32% 29% 27%
Dividend yield** 2.3% 1.5% 1.2% 1.1% 0.7% 0.8% 0.6%

* Core
** Calculated by applying year-end closing price
*** Restated
**** Dividend for the current fiscal year payable in April of the following year