Share development in 2018

At the beginning of the year, the HOCHDORF share rose slightly to reach its high for the year of CHF 314.50. This was followed by a steady slight decline until the announcement of the divestiture of HOCHDORF Baltic Milk, which caused the share price to dip briefly. A slight recovery was followed by a strong downward movement, which continued until the low of CHF 94.10 at the end of the year. The price at close of trading on 28 December 2018 stood at CHF 102.00. Accordingly, the HOCHDORF share fell by 64.37%, while the Swiss Performance Index (SPI) dropped by 8.57%. Over a five-year period (03.01.2014 – 28.12.2018), the HOCHDORF share price fell by 1.92%. As at 31.12.2018, HOCHDORF Holding Ltd had 1,434,760 registered shares (no change over previous year). Market capitalisation stands at CHF 146.3 million (previous year: CHF 410.7 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


HOCHDORF Holding Ltd is pursuing a dividend policy that focuses on continuity. With a view to the future and the one-off effects from the sale of HOCHDORF Baltic Milk UAB, the Board of Directors therefore proposes a dividend from the capital contribution of CHF 4.00 per share, the same as in the previous year. This will result in a dividend return of 3.92% as at the closing date of 28 December 2018.

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.

according to categories as at 31.12.2018

NameListed shareholders
Natural persons2,088
Legal entities75
Pension funds14
Insurance companies2
Investment companies/funds43
Other trusts11
Public corporations1

Shareholders according to breakdown as at 31.12.2018

Number of sharesRegistered shareholders
1 – 10274
11 – 1001,256
101 – 1,000627
1,001 – 10,00078
10,001– 100,00020
100,001 or more1

Disclosure of shareholdings

According to Art. 120 of the Federal Act on Financial Market Structures and Market Conduct in Securities and Derivatives Trading (Financial Market Infrastructure Act, FMIA), anyone who directly, indirectly or in consultation with third parties acquires or sells the shares of or rights of purchase or disposal regarding shares of a company based in Switzerland, the shareholdings of which are wholly or partially listed in Switzerland, or of a company based abroad, the shareholdings of which are wholly or partially listed in Switzerland, and thus reaches, falls short of or exceeds the cap 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 shareholdings are listed.

Financial calendar

  • Annual General Meeting
    12 April 2019
  • Dividend payment
    18 April 2018
  • Half-yearly statement 2018
    20 August 2018

Key indicators for HOCHDORF Holding Ltd stock

Share capital as of 31.12.TCHF14,34814,34814,34814,34810,709
Number of shares as of 31.12.Unit1,434,7601,434,7601,434,7601,434,7601,070,922
Nominal value per shareCHF10.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Profit/loss (–) per shareCHF2.0218.4314.1211.7317.45
EBITDA per shareCHF25.0138.8423.2521.2325.40
EBIT per shareCHF13.0029.7015.6614.0418.69
Earned capital per shareCHF21.2139.0622.4517.3323.63
Equity per shareCHF195.74215.5631.92134.37133.69
Dividend per shareCHF4.001)4.003.803.703.70
Peak priceCHF314.50340.00320.00178.00141.30
Lowest priceCHF94.10247.80163.00107.50100.80
Price at close of trading as of 31.12.CHF102.00286.25309.75168.70138.00
Average trading volume per dayUnit1,8403,1312,6502,3121,202
P/E (price/earnings ratio) as of 31.12. 50.415.521.914.47.9
Dividend return%3.921.
  1. Proposal of the Board of Directors to the Annual General Meeting.