Dividends and dividend policy

Find out more on Outokumpu's dividend policy, dividend payout history, changes in withholding taxation of dividends in Finland as well as dividend tools on this page.

Dividend policy

The Board of Directors updated Outokumpu's dividend policy on January 31, 2018. According to the new policy, dividend pay-out ratio throughout a business cycle shall be in a range of 30–50% of net income.

Dividend payout history

Dividends by Outokumpu Group in 2010–2020 are compiled in the table below.

 2020  2019 2018 2017 2016 2015–2011 2010
Dividend per share, EUR     0.15 0.25 0.10 0.25
Dividend payout ratio    – 47.4 26.3 28.8
Dividend yield, %     4.7 3.2 1.2 1.8

Changes in withholding taxation of dividends in Finland

Withholding tax of 35% will be withheld from dividend payments made on foreign nominee registered shares. If the custodians are registered with the Finnish Tax Administration’s Register of Authorized Intermediaries, lower withholding tax can be applied based on the required additional information collected.

Any tax withheld in excess can be reclaimed after the year of the dividend payment by submitting a refund application to the Finnish Tax Administration, either on paper (form for corporate entities here, and for individuals here), or electronically. A tax refund can also be received already during the year of dividend payment via the Authorized Intermediary. Please contact your depositary participant for further information.

Dividends paid to Finnish tax resident holders of nominee registered shares may as of 2020 be subject to withholding of 50% tax prepayment. Any excess tax prepayment will be credited in the normal tax assessment process. 

Updated on November 30, 2021.