Wienerberger Equity Story
For more than 200 years, our mission at Wienerberger has been clear: improving people’s quality of life through our smart building material and infrastructure solutions. With our durable and sustainable products for new build, renovation, and infrastructure, we are perfectly positioned to further improve our ecological performance by contributing to the fight against climate change and to shape the future of construction through innovation. Wienerberger has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1869 and is a pure free float company with 100% of the shares held in free float.
Why invest in Wienerberger?
- As a leading, international industrial company, we are fully aware of our responsibility. ESG aspects have therefore been firmly integrated in Wienerberger’s corporate strategy and its entire governance process. All our entrepreneurial activities are subject to strict ESG criteria.
- Owing to their energy efficiency, our products for the construction industry contribute to the fight against climate change both in summer and in winter. With our innovative infrastructure solutions, we guarantee a sparing use of resources such as water. Given their exceptional quality and a service life of over 100 years, our products last for generations.
- At Wienerberger, we focus on three crucial sustainability issues: preserving biodiversity, reducing our CO2 emissions, and promoting circular economy.
- For us, people always come first. Every year, therefore, we support people in need with our products for housing construction.
- As a company with a free float of 100%, it is a matter of course for us to engage in open dialogue with our investors and to meet the highest international governance standards.
With a clear strategic focus and a proven track record in delivering strong growth rates, EBITDA margins, and cash flows, we continuously aim to generate added value for our stakeholders. We therefore concentrate on three core areas:
- Organic growth through innovation: For Wienerberger as a leading provider of smart solutions, innovation and digitalization are the main drivers of organic growth. By continuously upgrading our portfolio of products and solutions, we generate added value for our customers and boost the company’s value creation. We enhance our solutions through digital services, reduce construction time through prefabrication, and thus save money and resources.
- Higher earnings through Operational Excellence: We continuously implement efficiency-enhancing measures along our value chain from procurement through production to sales and administration. Within the framework of our Fast Forward program of efficiency enhancement, we are building a strong track record of performance improvement.
- External Growth through M&A: Given our low gearing and our strong cash flow, we are well-equipped to grow through acquisitions and are evaluating a highly attractive pipeline of small to medium-sized deals. This will result in further growth in our core markets in Europe and North America.
- Leading market positions, strong brands, and experienced local management teams make us a well-respected local partner with close contacts to decision makers.
- Thanks to our strong industrial basis with 197 modern plants and efficient overhead structures, we achieve optimal market coverage.
- Our diversified business model with new build, renovation, and infrastructure in 29 countries helps to balance out divergent business cycles.
- The resilience of our business model was successfully demonstrated during the pandemic.
By focusing on innovation, Wienerberger achieves outstanding organic growth and a significant increase in dividend payments
- Average Organic Revenue Growth: + 6% p.a. (€ 3.4 bn in 2020 as compared to € 1.7 bn in 2010)
- Average Dividend Growth: + 18% p.a. (€ 0.60 per share in 2020 as compared to € 0.10 per share in 2010)
Financial targets - Clear commitment to value creation
- ROCE target: > 10% to focus on long-term value creation
- Distribution policy of free cash flow: 20-40% by means of a progressive dividend and share buy backs
- Innovation: 33% Revenue share of innovative products
- Operational Excellence: €110 million performance enhancement throgh Fast Forward
- M&A und Portfolio Optimization: 5.2x average EV/EBITDA multiple post synergies