Dividend policy

Wärtsilä's target is to pay a dividend of at least 50% of operational earnings over the cycle.

Dividend proposal for the financial year 2018

The Board of Directors proposes that a dividend of 0.48 euro per share be paid for the financial year 2018. The parent company’s distributable funds total 1,037,972,039.58 euro, which includes 308,072,530.42 euro in net profit for the year. There are 591,723,390 shares with dividend rights. The dividend will be paid in two instalments.

The first instalment of 0.24 euro per share will be paid to shareholders who are registered in the list of shareholders maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on the record date 11 March 2019. The payment date proposed by the Board for this instalment is 18 March 2019.

The second instalment of 0.24 euro per share will be paid to shareholders who are registered in the list of shareholders maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on the dividend record date, which, together with the payment date, shall be decided by the Board of Directors in its meeting scheduled for 18 September 2019. The dividend record date for the second instalment as per the current rules of the Finnish book-entry system would be 20 September 2019 and the dividend payment date 27 September 2019.

Dividend history

 2017 2016
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Normal dividend per share 1.38
(paid in two instalments)
1.30
(paid in two instalments)
1.20 1.15 1.05 1.00 0.90 1.75 1.75 1.50 2.25 1.75 0.90
Extra dividend per share  - - - - - - - 1.00 - - 2.00 - 2.10
Total dividend 1.38 1.30 1.20 1.15 1.05 1.00 0.90 2.75 1.75 1.50 4.25 1.75 3.00


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