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Swisscom share

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.

Ownership structure

  31.12.2016   31.12.2015
    Number of
Shareholders
  Number of
Shares
  Share
in %
  Number of
Shareholders
  Number of
Shares
  Share
in %
Confederation   1   26,394,000   51.0%   1   26,394,000   51.0%
Natural persons   74,224   5,497,806   10.6%   69,929   4,929,030   9.5%
Institutions   3,205   19,910,137   38.4%   3,094   20,478,913   39.5%
Total   77,430   51,801,943   100.0%   73,024   51,801,943   100.0%

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.

Stock exchanges

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).

Share performance

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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 www.swisscom.ch/​shareprice

Shareholder return

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

        2012   2013   2014   2015   2016
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.

Analysts’ recommendations

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.