Investor information

ABB Ltd share price trend during 2015

During 2015, the price of ABB Ltd shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange decreased 15 percent, while the Swiss Performance Index increased 3 percent. The price of ABB Ltd shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm decreased 8 percent, compared to the OMX 30 Index, which decreased 1 percent. The price of ABB Ltd American Depositary Shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange decreased 16 percent compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Index, which decreased by 2 percent.

Source: Bloomberg

Share price (data based on closing prices)

2015

SIX Swiss Exchange
(CHF)

NASDAQ OMX
Stockholm Exchange
(SEK)

New York
Stock Exchange
(USD)

Source: Bloomberg

High

21.77

192.70

23.14

Low

16.72

144.50

17.14

Year-end

17.96

152.80

17.73

Average daily traded number of shares, in millions

8.17

2.18

2.11

Market capitalization

On December 31, 2015, ABB Ltd’s market capitalization based on outstanding shares (total number of outstanding shares: 2,191,625,141) was approximately CHF 39 billion ($39 billion, SEK 335 billion).

Shareholder structure

As of December 31, 2015, the total number of shareholders directly registered with ABB Ltd was approximately 155,000. In addition, another 210,000 shareholders hold shares indirectly through nominees. In total, ABB has approximately 365,000 shareholders.

Major shareholders

As of December 31, 2015, Investor AB, Stockholm, Sweden, owned 232,165,142 shares of ABB Ltd, corresponding to 10.0 percent of total capital and votes of ABB Ltd as registered in the Commercial Register on December 31, 2015. As of July 24, 2015, Cevian Capital II GP Limited, Channel Islands, on behalf of its general partners held 119,377,120 ABB Ltd shares. This corresponds to 5.2 percent of total ABB Ltd share capital and voting rights as registered in the commercial register on December 31, 2015. As of July 25, 2011, BlackRock Inc., New York, USA, owned 69,702,100 shares of ABB Ltd, corresponding to 3.0 percent of total capital and votes of ABB Ltd as registered in the Commercial Register on December 31, 2015. To the best of ABB’s knowledge, no other shareholder held 3 percent or more of the total voting rights as of December 31, 2015.

Dividend proposal and share buyback

ABB’s Board of Directors has proposed to increase the dividend for 2015 by 0.02 Swiss francs to 0.74 Swiss francs per share. The proposal is in line with the company’s dividend policy to pay a steadily rising, sustainable dividend over time. If approved by shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting on April 21, 2016, the Board proposes that the dividend be paid in a tax efficient way by a reduction in the nominal (par) value of the ABB share from 0.86 Swiss francs to 0.12 Swiss francs.

The ex-dividend and payout dates in Switzerland are expected in July 2016, in line with Swiss regulatory processes. Further information will be made available on ABB’s website in due course.

In September 2014, ABB announced a $4 billion share buyback program. As of December 31, 2015, ABB has purchased under the program a total of approximately 106 million shares for approximately $2.2 billion. Further information can be found at www.abb.com/investorrelations.

Key data

 

2015

2014

2013

(1)

Proposed by the Board of Directors and subject to approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on April 21, 2016, in Zurich, Switzerland

(2)

Calculation based on weighted-average number of shares outstanding

(3)

Calculation based on the number of shares outstanding as of December 31, 2015

(4)

Dividend per share (converted to U.S. dollars at year-end exchange rates) divided by basic earnings per share

Dividend per share (CHF)

0.74(1)

0.72

0.70

Par value per share (CHF)

0.86

1.03

1.03

Votes per share

1

1

1

Basic earnings per share (USD)(2)

0.87

1.13

1.21

Total ABB stockholders’ equity per share (USD)(3)

6.61

7.20

8.12

Cash flow from operations per share (USD)(2)

1.72

1.68

1.59

Dividend payout ratio (%)(4)

85%

64%

65%

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding (in millions)

2,226

2,288

2,297

ABB Ltd Annual General Meeting

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of ABB Ltd will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the Messe Zurich hall in Zurich-Oerlikon, Switzerland. The Annual General Meeting will be held principally in German and will be simultaneously translated into English. Shareholders entered in the share register, with the right to vote, by April 13, 2016, are entitled to participate in the Annual General Meeting.

Admission cards

Holders of registered shares of ABB Ltd will receive their admission cards on request using the reply form enclosed with the invitation. The reply form or a corresponding notification must reach the company no later than April 15, 2016. For technical reasons, notifications arriving after that date can no longer be taken into consideration. The full text of the invitation in accordance with Article 700 of the Swiss Code of Obligations will be published in the Schweizerisches Handelsamtsblatt around March 23, 2016.

For shareholders in Sweden an Information Meeting will be held in Västerås, Sweden, on April 25, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

ABB shareholders’ calendar 2016

First-quarter 2016 results

April 20

ABB Ltd Annual General Meeting, Zurich

April 21

ABB Ltd Information Meeting, Västerås

April 25

Second-quarter 2016 results

July 21

Third-quarter 2016 results

October 27

Stock exchange listings

ABB Ltd is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and the New York Stock Exchange.

The global ISIN code for the ABB share

CH 001 222 171 6

 

 

 

 

Ticker symbols for ABB Ltd

SIX Swiss Exchange

ABBN

 

NASDAQ OMX Stockholm

ABB

 

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

ABB

 

 

 

Ticker symbols for ABB Ltd at Bloomberg

SIX Swiss Exchange

ABBN VX

 

NASDAQ OMX Stockholm

ABB SS

 

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

ABB US

 

 

 

Ticker symbols for ABB Ltd at Reuters

SIX Swiss Exchange

ABBN.VX

 

NASDAQ OMX Stockholm

ABB.ST

 

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

ABB.N

Standard & Poor’s

Long-term corporate credit rating

A

 

Long-term senior unsecured debt

A

 

Short-term corporate credit rating

A–1

 

Outlook: Stable

 

 

 

 

Moody’s

Long-term senior unsecured rating

A2

 

Short-term debt rating

Prime-1

 

Outlook: Stable

 

These credit ratings are subject to revision at any time. ABB does not have any other agreements with internationally recognized statistical rating organizations to provide long-term and short-term credit ratings.

Bondholder information

Outstanding public bonds, as of February 24, 2016, are listed in the table below.

Bondholder Information

Issuer

Issued Principal Amount

Coupon

Due

ISIN

ABB Ltd

CHF 500 million

1.25%

10/11/2016

CH0139264961

ABB Ltd

CHF 350 million

1.50%

11/23/2018

CH0146696528

ABB Ltd

CHF 350 million

2.25%

10/11/2021

CH0139265000

ABB Finance (Australia) Pty Limited

AUD 400 million

4.25%

11/22/2017

AU3CB0202216

ABB Finance (USA) Inc.

USD 500 million

1.625%

05/08/2017

US00037BAA08

ABB Finance (USA) Inc.

USD 1,250 million

2.875%

05/08/2022

US00037BAB80

ABB Finance (USA) Inc.

USD 750 million

4.375%

08/05/2042

US00037BAC63

ABB Finance B.V.

EUR 1,250 million

2.625%

03/26/2019

XS0763122578

ABB Treasury Center (USA), Inc.

USD 600 million

2.50%

06/15/2016

144A: US00038AAA16
RegS: USU00292AA73

ABB Treasury Center (USA), Inc.

USD 650 million

4.00%

06/15/2021

144A: US00038AAB98
RegS: USU00292AB56

Thomas & Betts Corporation

USD 250 million

5.625%

11/15/2021

US884315AG74

Zurich
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Stockholm
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New York
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Source: Bloomberg