The Annual General Meeting of Gerresheimer AG has expressed its confidence in the Management Board and Supervisory Board with regard to the growth course embarked on by the company, recording high approval rates for all agenda items.
The company is paying its shareholders a dividend of EUR 1.25 for the past financial year 2022. At the same time, the Annual General Meeting approved the creation of new authorized and conditional capital, giving Gerresheimer the option to be flexible when financing its planned further growth.
• Dividend of EUR 1.25 per share after strong financial year 2022
• High approval rates for all agenda items
• Forecast reaffirmed: double-digit growth in revenues and earnings
CEO Dietmar Siemssen reaffirmed the company’s forecast, with revenues and adjusted EBITDA expected to grow organically by at least 10 percent. “Today, Gerresheimer is a profitable growth company — and I believe that our best years lie ahead of us,” he said. “As a provider of systems and solutions, we are a key strategic partner of the pharma and biotech industries and are growing in all areas. In particular, medical devices for biopharmaceuticals, including the new GLP-1 applications, are currently offering us excellent growth opportunities.” The company is also aiming for double-digit growth rates in revenues and adjusted EBITDA in the coming years.
Dividend of EUR 1.25 for strong financial year 2022
The Annual General Meeting approved a dividend of EUR 1.25 per share for the financial year 2022. This corresponds to a payout ratio of around 27 percent of adjusted net income, which is once again at the upper end of the 20 to 30 percent range defined by Gerresheimer. The dividend is to be paid out on June 12, 2023.
In the financial year 2022, Gerresheimer recorded a strong performance in a challenging economic environment, generating revenues of EUR 1.82 billion and adjusted EBITDA of EUR 354 million.
High approval rates
With 81.27 percent of the share capital present, the Annual General Meeting adopted all resolutions by a large majority. As a result, the actions of the Management Board and Supervisory Board were approved by a large majority. Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Duesseldorf, was elected as auditor for the financial year 2023.
The detailed voting results for the items on the Annual General Meeting’s agenda are available here.
The speech by the Chief Executive Officer at the Annual General Meeting is available here.
The Annual Report is available here.