The aim of our Company’s Investor Relations organisation is to obtain an appropriate valuation of BVB shares on the capital market. This is achieved by pursuing ongoing and open communication with all market participants. Investor Relations forms an ideal interface between institutional investors, financial analysts and private investors. The Company seeks to justify the confidence placed in it by investors and the public through immediate and transparent communication of its financial results, business transactions, strategy, and risks and opportunities. We are committed to communications principles such as openness, continuity, equal treatment and credibility, which make it possible to develop a long-term rapport based on trust with market participants and to ensure a true and fair view of the Company.
We therefore use online communication as our main form of communications, as this offers the best basis for providing all interested parties with equal access to up-to-date information. Because this information is highly pertinent, Borussia Dortmund maintains an investor relations webpage, “BVB Share” which is available online at www.bvb.de/aktie and aktie.bvb.de/eng. All annual and interim financial reports are available for download at this site. Mandatory disclosures and announcements under capital market law, such as ad hoc disclosures, corporate news, and manager transactions (formerly directors’ dealings) are published here in a timely manner. At the same time, our service provider, EQS Group AG (DGAP), Munich, ensures that these notices are distributed throughout Europe. Further detailed information, such as investor presentations and in-depth information on implementing the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code, is provided on our website. The information is available in German and, for the most part, in English as well.
Another objective of ours in financial year 2021/2022 was to continue to foster communication with the capital markets. The Annual Press Conference on the preliminary figures of the 2020/2021 financial year was held in Dortmund on 9 August 2021. The Company also held an analyst conference on the same day in Frankfurt am Main. Both of these were held as “hybrid” events. The Company also held group and one-on-one meetings with representatives of the capital market during the reporting period (predominantly as conference calls or online meetings due to the pandemic) and took part in the “Stockpicker Summit” on 2 September 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden (organised via Hauck & Aufhäuser), the “Continental Europe & UK” roadshow from 6–8 September 2021 (organised via Berenberg), the Berenberg and Goldman Sachs “German Corporate Conference” on 22 September 2021 (organised via Berenberg) and virtual roadshows with participants from the US/UK/Ireland on 2 and 3 March 2022 (organised by Edison).
In the reporting period, BVB shares were included in the research coverage of the following firms:
- Frankfurt Main Research AG, Frankfurt am Main
Most recent research update: 25 May 2022, Recommendation: “Buy” (previously: “Buy”),
Target price: EUR 5.00 (previously: EUR 5.00);
- Edison Research Investment Ltd., London, UK
Most recent research update: 17 May 2022, Recommendation/target price: “n/a”
- Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG, Hamburg
Most recent research update: 10 May 2022, Recommendation: “Buy” (previously: “Buy”),
Target price: EUR 5.60 (previously: EUR 8.00);
- Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG (“Berenberg”), Hamburg
Most recent research update: 10 May 2022, Recommendation: “Buy” (previously: “Buy”)
Target price: EUR 6.00 (previously: EUR 6.00);
- GSC Research GmbH, Düsseldorf
Most recent research update: 24 January 2022, Recommendation: “Buy” (previously: “Buy”)
Target price: EUR 5.50 (previously: EUR 6.50);
- Stifel Europe Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main
Most recent research update: 12 January 2022, Recommendation: “Hold” (previously: “Hold”)
Target price: EUR 4.60 (previously: EUR 6.00);
Individual studies and research updates that our Company is entitled to publish are available online at www.bvb.de/aktie and http://aktie.bvb.de/eng under “BVB Share”, sub-heading “Capital Market View”.
After having been listed on the SDAX for the past seven years, as from 20 September 2021, BVB shares are no longer traded on the index. Deutsche Börse’s new index rules, several IPOs in calendar year 2021 and BVB’s share price performance led to the shares no longer being included.
Stifel Europe Bank AG was our Company’s designated sponsor during the reporting period.