Market Capitalization Sharply Up, Second Place in GEX Weightings

(Weighting as per December 30, 2010)

The performance of WACKER stock boosted its market capitalization to €6.5 billion by year-end (total stock without treasury shares). WACKER’s MDAX market capitalization was €1.96 billion and determined exclusively according to the free float, including treasury shares. Thus, WACKER had an MDAX weighting of 2.46 percent – ranking 14th among the 50 companies listed there.

WACKER’s GEX weighting was 9.96 percent. Deutsche Börse’s GEX mid-cap index (introduced in January 2005) comprises owner-dominated companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) for no more than ten years. In 2010, WACKER again ranked second in that index.

WACKER in Close Dialog with the Capital Market

Our company’s strategic focus on growth and sustainably high margins is reinforced by continual and open communications with institutional / private investors and analysts. In 2010, we increasingly approached national and international investors and analysts to explain our business strategy, key financial indicators and plans for future developments. On many occasions, Executive Board members attended in person to answer questions from capital-market participants.

There were 22 roadshows with a total of 33 roadshow days in Germany, Europe and the USA. We also held about 350 one-on-one talks and some 40 group discussions, and participated in various international conferences.

WACKER gave presentations at, for example:

  • Cheuvreux: German Corporate Conference in Frankfurt
  • HSBC Small / Midcap SRI Conference in Frankfurt
  • LBBW Photovoltaics Conference in Zurich
  • Commerzbank: 7th Growth & Responsibility Conference in Frankfurt
  • UBS Global Renewable Energy Conference in London
  • PVSEC in Valencia
  • UniCredit German Investment Conference in Munich
  • Solar Power International in Los Angeles (UBS and Deutsche Bank)
  • equinet: ESN Cleantech Seminar in Paris
  • Cheuvreux: One Stop Shop in Milan
  • Macquarie: Wind and Solar Conference in London
  • Cheuvreux: One Stop Shop in Edinburgh

WACKER held its Capital Market Days 2010 at Burghausen. Around 50 analysts and investors took part and were able to gain an up-to-date overview of our company, strategies, technologies, products and innovations. Investors and analysts also had the opportunity to visit the plant and personally view WACKER products in use.

Wacker Chemie AG maintained its dialog with private investors last year, presenting the Group and its markets at various events. For example, we attended the shareholder forums organized by the DSW (German association of small investors) in Nuremberg and Munich, as well as the corporate presentations held by the SdK shareholder association in Pforzheim.