Investing in Umicore

Investing in Umicore is an investment in producing materials for a better life – our mission – and supporting our strategy.

€ 0.75

Gross dividend

€ 1.36

Earnings per share (+14%)

We have a strong capital structure with ample funding headroom to execute our growth strategy. Indebtedness is kept at low levels to retain the equivalent of an investment grade credit status.



Total shares issued as at 31 December 246,400,000
of which treasury shares 5,356,583
of which shares outstanding 241,043,417
Weighted average number of outstanding shares 239,202,537
Potential dilution due to stock option plans 2,484,056
Adjusted weighted average number of outstanding shares 241,686,593

The Umicore share

Umicore shares are listed on the Euronext stock exchange. On 8 February 2018 Umicore successfully placed 22,400,000 new shares with institutional investors, resulting in net proceeds of € 881 million. On 12 February 2018, the new shares were admitted to trading on Euronext Brussels and as a result, the total number of outstanding and fully paid-up shares, and the number of voting rights, are 246,400,000.

Umicore bought back 1,958,988 of its own shares in 2018. During the year, 1,037,470 shares were used in the context of exercised stock options. On 31 December 2018 Umicore held 5,356,583 shares in treasury, representing 2.17% of the Group’s outstanding shares.

Shareholder returns

Umicore’s policy is to pay a stable or gradually increasing dividend. There is no fixed pay-out ratio. The Board of Directors will propose a gross annual dividend of € 0.75 per share at the annual shareholders’ meeting. Considering the interim dividend of € 0.35 per share paid out on 28 August 2018 and subject to shareholder approval, a gross amount of € 0.40 per share will be paid out on 2 May 2019.

Indices & Ratings


  •  1st in Materials sector, 13th overall


  • FTSE Environmental Opportunities Index Series


  • EMU Ethical Equity
  • World ESG Equity
  • Global Megatrend 100
  • Euro ESG Equity


  • ACWI Sustainable Impact Index (7th)
  • Global Pollution Prevention Index (1st)
  • AAA ESG Rating (Leader)


  • Sustainability Index Excellence Europe
  • Sustainability Index Excellence Global 
  • Ethibel PIONEER


  • Eurozone 120
  • Benelux 20


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