Shares

AkzoNobel’s common shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam. The company is included in the AEX Index, which consists of the top 25 listed companies in the Netherlands, ranked on the basis of their turnover in the stock market and free float. During 2019, 229 million AkzoNobel shares were traded on Euronext Amsterdam (2018: 176 million).

AkzoNobel has a sponsored level 1 ADR program and ADRs can be traded on the international OTCQX platform in the US. Please refer to the table below for stock codes and ticker symbols.

Euronext ticker symbol

AKZA

ISIN common share

NL0013267909

OTC ticker symbol

AKZOY

ISIN ADR

US0101995035

AkzoNobel has 100% free float, and a broad base of international shareholders.

Based on an independent shareholder analysis, the Distribution of shares chart (see below) shows the geographical spread of AkzoNobel shareholders.

Around 3% of the company’s share capital is held by private investors, many of whom are resident in the Netherlands. Approximately 11% of the company’s share capital is held by sustainable and responsible investors*.

*As calculated by Nasdaq, according to their methodology, which is to include the sum of:

  • Core sustainable and responsible investor firms where 100% of equity assets are managed with an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) approach
  • Sustainable and responsible investor themed funds managed by broad sustainable and responsible investors
Key share data1

 

2017

2018

2019

1

Based on Bloomberg share data.

2

Based on close value.

3

Based on year-end share price. Excluding special dividend of €4.00 in 2017 and €4.50 in 2019.

Year-end (share price in €)

73.02

70.40

90.69

Year-high (share price in €)2

82.64

82.7

91.86

Year-low (share price in €)2

59.11

68.82

69.12

Number of shares outstanding at year-end (in millions)

253

256

200

Market capitalization at year-end (in € billions)

18.4

17.8

18.1

Dividend per share (in €)

2.50

1.80

1.90

Dividend yield (in %)3

3.4

2.6

2.1

Share price performance 2019

AkzoNobel share price in €

AkzoNobel and the capital markets – Share price performance 2019 (line chart)

Following 2019 reviews, AkzoNobel was included in a number of leading sustainability indices and continues to be the reference in the paints and coatings industry. See “Managing sustainability” in the Sustainability statements for a complete overview.

The AkzoNobel share price was up 28.8% at year-end 2019, compared with 2018, out-performing both the Bloomberg Global Chemicals and AEX indices (see Share price performance graph above).

Analyst recommendations*

AkzoNobel and the capital markets – Analyst recommendations (pie chart)

* Figures indicate number of analysts.

At year-end 2019, AkzoNobel was covered by 26 equity brokers. An overview of analyst recommendations is shown in the graph above.

Distribution of shares 2019

in %

AkzoNobel and the capital markets – Distribution of shares 2019 (pie chart)
We received recognition from the Top Employers Institute in Brazil, China, the UK, the Netherlands and the US (photo)

We were proud to receive recognition from the Top Employers Institute in Brazil, China, the UK, the Netherlands and the US during the course of 2019. It was the seventh year AkzoNobel had received Top Employer status in the UK, the sixth year in China (pictured) and the third year in Brazil.