Share price development in 2015

2015 was a good year for the HOCHDORF Holding Ltd stock. After the share price took a tumble in the middle of January, it staged a continual recovery, reaching a new high in November at CHF 178. The price at close of trading on 31 December 2015 was CHF 168.70 (31 December 2014: 138.00). The stock therefore rose by+22.25%. This meant that the stock significantly outperformed the Swiss Performance Index (SPI) yet again. At 31.12.2015 HOCHDORF Holding Ltd had 1,434,760 shares (PY: 1,070,922). Market capitalisation rose in line with this to CHF 242.0 m (PY: 147.8 million; +63.7%).

Share prices and charts


HOCHDORF Holding Ltd is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ISIN CH0024666528). At year-end 2015, market capitalisation amounted to CHF 242.0 m.

Securities number2,466,652
Bloomberg codeHOCN SW
Thomson Reuters codeHOCN.S


The Board of Directors will request the Annual General Meeting to approve a dividend payment of CHF 3.70 per share from capital investment reserves. The payment of a dividend at the previous year's level entails a dividend return of 2.19% as of the closing date, 31 December 2015. This cautious and sustainable dividend policy will be continued. 

The dividend to be paid from capital investment reserves is tax free for natural persons resident in Switzerland who hold shares as personal assets.

Significant shareholders

See here for details of significant shareholders.

Shareholders according to category at 31 December 2015

DescriptionListed Shareholders
Natural persons1,498
Legal entities81
Pension funds10
Insurance companies4
Investment company/fund22
Other trusts9
Public corporation1

Shareholders according to breakdown at 31 December 2015

Number of sharesListed Shareholders
10,001 and over18

Disclosure of equity holdings

According to Article 20 of the Swiss Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading (Stock Exchange Act), anyone who, in direct or indirect consultation with third parties, acquires or sells on their own account the shares of a company domiciled in Switzerland whose equities are at least partially listed in Switzerland and thus reaches, falls short of or exceeds the limit of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 33 1/3, 50 or 66 2/3 % of the voting rights, whether these are exercisable or not, must disclose this to the company and to the stock exchanges where the equities are listed. 

Financial calendar

  • Annual General Meeting
    6 May 2016
  • Dividend payment
    12 May 2016
  • Half-yearly statement 2016
    17 August 2016

Key indicators for the HOCHDORF Holding Ltd stock

Share capital at 31.12.CHF 1,00014,34810,7099,0009,0009,000
Number of shares at 31.12.Units1,434,7601,070,922900,000900,000900,000
Nominal value per shareCHF10.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Profit/loss (–) per shareCHF11.7317.456.95–39.6913.91
EBITDA per shareCHF21.2325.4020.1115.9116.15
EBIT per shareCHF14.0418.6911.443.072.11
Cash flow (earned capital) per shareCHF17.3323.6320.1415.0114.35
Equity per shareCHF134.37133.69115.30110.85152.60
Dividend per shareCHF3.701)3.70
Peak priceCHF178.00141.30105.3089.95114.00
Lowest priceCHF107.50100.8079.2066.0072.05
Price at close of trading on 31.12.CHF168.70138.00104.0088.2575.70
Average trading volume per dayUnits2,3121,2028049401,133
P/E (price/earnings ratio) at 31.12. 14.47.915.0n.a.5.4
Dividend return %2.192.683.083.403.96
  1. Proposal of the Board of Directors to the Annual General Meeting.