Share price development in 2017

After the extremely good performance in 2016 (+83.6%), the price of HOCHDORF stock decreased somewhat in 2017. At the beginning of the year, the share rose initially to an annual high of CHF 340, followed by a downward trend, sharp at times, before hitting a low of CHF 247.80. The share price had recovered again by the end of the year, and the price at the close of trading on 29.12.2017 was CHF 286.25. Accordingly, HOCHDORF stock fell by 7.6%, whereas the Swiss Performance Index (SPI) gained just under 20%. Over a five-year period (01.01.2013 – 29.12.2017), the HOCHDORF share price has risen by 226%. As of 31.12.2017, HOCHDORF Holding Ltd had 1,434,760 registered shares (no change over previous year). Market capitalisation stands at CHF 410.7 million (previous year: CHF 444.4 million).

Share prices and charts


HOCHDORF Holding Ltd is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ISIN CH0024666528).

Securities number (VALOR)2-466-652
Bloomberg codeHOCN SW
Thomson Reuters codeHOCN.S


On the basis of the marked improvement in results, the Board of Directors is applying to the Annual General Meeting for a dividend payment from capital investment reserves of CHF 4.00 per share (previous year CHF 3.80). With the increase, a dividend return of 1.40% is achieved as at the closing date, 29 December 2017. The cautious and sustainable dividend policy will thus 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

Information about the significant shareholders can be found here.

By category as at 31.12.2017

DescriptionRegistered shareholders
Natural persons2,238
Legal entities92
Pension funds16
Insurance companies4
Investment company/fund29
Other trusts11
Public corporation6

Shareholders spread as at 31.12.2017

Number of sharesRegistered shareholders
1 – 10256
11 – 1001,397
101 – 1,000671
1,001 – 10,00070
10,001 – 100,00020
100,001 or more1

Disclosure of equity holdings

According to Article 120 of the Federal Act on Financial Market Structures and Market Conduct in Securities and Derivatives Trading (Financial Market Infrastructure Act, FMIA), anyone who in direct or indirect consultation with third parties acquires or sells on their own account the shares of a company based in Switzerland, the equity holdings of which are wholly or partially listed in Switzerland, or of a company based abroad, the equity holdings of which are wholly or partially listed in Switzerland, and thus reaches, falls short of or exceeds the limit value of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 33⅓, 50 or 66⅔ per cent of the voting rights, whether these are exercisable or not, must disclose this to the company and to the stock exchanges on which the equity holdings are listed.

Financial calendar

  • Annual General Meeting
    4 May 2018
  • Dividend payment
    10 May 2018
  • Half-yearly statement 2018
    30 August 2018

Key indicators for HOCHDORF Holding Ltd stock

Share capital as of 31.12.TCHF14,34814,34814,34810,7099,000
Number of shares as of 31.12.Units1,434,7601,434,7601,434,7601,070,922900,000
Nominal value per shareCHF10.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Profit/loss (–) per shareCHF18.4314.1211.7317.456.95
EBITDA per shareCHF38.8423.2521.2325.4020.11
EBIT per shareCHF29.7015.6614.0418.6911.44
Earned capital per shareCHF39.0622.4517.3323.6320.14
Equity per shareCHF215.5631.92134.37133.69115.30
Dividend per shareCHF4.001)3.803.703.703.20
Peak priceCHF340.00320.00178.00141.30105.30
Lowest priceCHF247.80163.00107.50100.8079.20
Price at close of trading as of 31.12.CHF286.25309.75168.70138.00104.00
Average trading volume per dayUnit3,1312,6502,3121,202804
P/E (price/earnings ratio) as at 31.12. 15.521.914.47.915.0
Dividend return%
  1. Proposal of the Board of Directors to the Annual General Meeting.