Fiscal year 2017
As of December 31, 2017, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft held around 11.5 million or 6.0 percent of treasury shares. The number of shares outstanding at the end of the year was unchanged at 192,495,476. This led to a market capitalization of EUR 7.7 billion as of the end of 2017 compared with EUR 7.4 billion in December 2016.
As in previous years, the company performed detailed analyses of its shareholder structure in 2017 too. The current analysis from the second half of 2017 identified 88 percent of the company’s shareholders. Institutional investors held 73 percent of the shares. The Kuwait Investment Office – the only GEA shareholder not assigned to free float by the German stock exchange – accounted for around 8.9 percent.