The overriding objective of the Group is to generate an attractive total shareholder return for its shareholders. The Group targets a maximization of total shareholder return along various components, which particularly includes an increase in earnings growth next to an attractive dividend yield.
The Group thus intends to pay out 50% of adjusted net income as a dividend (previously 80% to 90%) for the first time in the financial year 2018 (to be paid in 2019). ProSiebenSat.1 will use the funds thus released primarily for earnings-increasing investments in organic and inorganic
growth.

At the same time, we adhere to the targeted leverage factor of 1.5 to 2.5. It indicates the level of netdebt in relation to LTM adjusted EBITDA - i.e. the EBITDA adjusted for reconciling items that the ProSiebenSat.1 Group has generated in the last twelve months (LTM = last twelve months).

At the Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2021, the shareholders of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE resolved to distribute a dividend of 50% of adjusted net income for financial year 2020. This corresponds to EUR 0.49 per share and a total payout of around EUR 111 million. The dividend will be paid out on June 7, 2021. ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE is thus continuing its general dividend policy. 

 

 

The effective dividend date is the date of the Annual General Meeting. Thus, all common shareholders who own ProSiebenSat.1 shares on this date are entitled to a dividend. 

Dividend for the financial year 2020 - schedule

03/04/2021

Dividend proposal (Annual Press Conference)  

06/01/2021

Dividend resolution (Annual General Meeting)

06/02/2021

Ex-dividend quotation

06/07/2021

Dividend pay-out

5 year overview

In Euro

2020

2019

2018 2017

2016

IFRS

IFRS

IFRS

IFRS

IFRS

Number of shares in million1

233.0

233.0

233.0

233.0

233.0

Underlying earnings per share

0.98

1.71

2.36

2.402

2.472

Dividend per dividend entitled common share

0.49

0.04

1.19

1.93

1.90

Payout in million3

111

04

269

442

435

Payout ratio

50%

04

~50%

80.3%

84.7%

Ex-dividend date

06/02/2021

-

06/13/2019

05/17/2018

05/15/2017

1 The share capital of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE amounts to EUR 233,000,000.00. As a result of a capital increase, it rose from EUR 218,797,200.00 to a nominal amount of EUR 233,000,000.00 with effect from November 7, 2016. In this capital increase, ProSiebenSat.1 made partial use of the company’s Authorized Capital and issued 14,202,800 new, registered shares. On 08/16/2013, the 109,398,600 bearer
preference shares that existed at that time had already been converted into registered common shares, with the effect that the share capital then totaling EUR 218,797,200.00 consisted of 218,797,200 registered common shares with a nominal share in the share capital of EUR 1.00 each. Today, all (233,000,000) of the company’s registered common shares are now tradable, i.e. both the formerly unlisted registered
common shares and the registered common shares resulting from the conversion of the bearer preference shares. Until 08/16/2013, only the bearer preference shares of the company were publicly traded.

For the financial year 2017, basic earnings per share were detemined on the basis of adjusted net income from continuing operations. For reason of comparison, the previous year's figure 2016 has been adjusted accordingly (previously: EUR 2.37). Further infomation on reporting and accounting policies is contained in the Strategy and Management System section of the Annual Report.

3 ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE held at the time of the Annual General Meeting preference shares as treasury stock. Shares directly or indirectly owned by the company are in accordance to § 71b AktG not entitled to receive a dividend.

4 At the Annual General Meeting on June 10, 2020, the shareholders of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE agreed to the Executive Board's and Supervisory Board's proposal to carry forward the full amount of the balance sheet profits of financial year 2019 to the new accounting period. This measure was part of stringent financial management in an evirinment affected by COVID-19. The Group thus secured additional liquidity of EUR 192 million, which was originally earmarked for the dividend distribution