SGS SA bond issuances.
|Date of issue||Face value in CHF million||Coupon in %||Year of maturity||Issue price in %||Redemption price in %|
The share capital of SGS SA is CHF 7 495 032 as of 31 December 2022 and comprises 7 495 032 fully paid-in, registered shares of a par value of CHF 1. On 31 December 2022, SGS SA held 125 978 treasury shares through an affiliate company (2021: 3 360).
The Board of Directors has the authority to increase the share capital of the Company by a maximum of 500 000 registered shares with a par value of CHF 1 each, corresponding to a maximum increase of CHF 500 000 in share capital. If increased by the maximum amount of the authorized share capital, the existing share capital of 7 495 032 shares would grow by approximately 6.7% to 7 995 032 shares. The Board is authorized to issue the new shares at the market conditions prevailing at the time of issue. In the event that the new shares are issued for the purpose of an acquisition, the Board is authorized to waive the shareholders’ preferential right of subscription or to allocate such subscription rights to third parties.The authority delegated by the shareholders SGS to increase the share capital is valid until 23 March 2023.
The shareholders have conditionally approved an increase of share capital by an amount of CHF 1 100 000 divided into 1 100 000 registered shares with a par value of CHF 1 each. This conditional share capital increase is intended to obtain the shares necessary to meet the Company’s obligations with respect to employee equitybased remuneration plans and option or conversion rights of convertible bonds or similar equity-linked instruments that the Board is authorized to issue. If increased by the maximum amount of the conditional share capital, the existing share capital of 7 495 032 shares would increase by approximately 14.7% to 8 595 032 shares. The conditional capital is not limited in time. The right to subscribe to such conditional capital is reserved to beneficiaries of employee share option plans and holders of convertible bonds or similar debt instruments and therefore excludes shareholders’ preferential rights of subscription. The Board is authorized to determine the timing and conditions of such issues, provided that they reflect prevailing market conditions. The term of exercise of the options or conversion rights may not exceed ten years from the date of issuance of the equity-linked instrument.
|Serena (Groupe Bruxelles Lambert)||19.11%|
|Tuesday, March 26 2024||AGM|
|Thursday, March 30 2023||Ex-date|
|Friday, March 31 2023||Record date|
|Monday, April 3 2023||Payment date|
Dividend Per Share
2022 Share Buyback Program
SGS SA announced the end of its share buyback program. The buyback program started on June 21, 2022 and ended on December 21, 2022.
113,499 registered shares were repurchased on a second trading line on SIX Swiss Exchange, for a total amount of CHF 250 million (equivalent to 1.51% of the current share capital of SGS SA), at an average purchase price of CHF 2,202.66 per share.
SGS SA intends to request shareholders to approve the cancellation of the 113,499 registered shares purchased on the second trading line at its 2023 Annual General Meeting.
SGS Analyst Coverage
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|Bank of America||Kate Carpenter|
|Bryan, Garnier & Co||Bruno de la Rochebrochard|
|Deutsche Bank||Dominic Edridge|
|BNP Paribas Exane||Thomas Burlton|
|Goldman Sachs||Suhasini Varanasi|
|Jefferies International||Allen Wells|
|JP Morgan||Sylvia Barker|
|Kepler Cheuvreux||Pablo Cuadrado|
|Morgan Stanley||Annelies Vermeulen|
|Oddo Securities||Geoffroy Michalet|
|RBC Capital Markets||Karl Green|
|Société Générale||Will Kirkness|
|Zürcher Kantonalbank||Daniel Buerki|