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As an international provider of communication and information systems for safety-critical control centres, the Frequentis Group develops and markets custom-tailored control centre solutions for air traffic management (civil and military air traffic control) and public safety & transport (for the police, fire brigades, emergency rescue services, shipping and railways).

Our Investor Relations site contains documents on the IPO of Frequentis AG, annual reports, information on corporate governance, and details of how to contact our IR team.

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Investment story

Frequentis stands for solutions for a safer world. The company has been developing safety-critical information and communication systems for civil aviation and air defence for more than 70 years. Since 2001, its target markets have also included public safety (police, fire brigades, emergency rescue services) and the maritime and railway sectors. Innovative capability and a strong focus on technology make Frequentis a global success story and a reliable partner: on average, around 90% of orders are based on installed base business with established customers throughout the world. More than 30 years of sustained profitable growth speaks for itself.

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Company profile

Wherever Frequentis’ systems are used, people are responsible for the safety of other people and of goods. As an international provider of communication and information systems for safety-critical control centres, the Frequentis Group develops and markets custom-tailored control centre solutions for air traffic management (civil and military air traffic control) and public safety & transport (for the police, fire brigades, emergency rescue services, shipping and railways).

With a market share of over 30%, Frequentis AG considers itself to be the world market leader in voice communication systems for civil air traffic control. The group also considers itself to be the world market leader in aeronautical information management (AIM), message handling systems for aviation, and GSM-R dispatcher terminals for railways. Frequentis has around 1,850 employees (as of 31 December 2018) and serves more than 500 customers in some 140 countries.

 

Key data

The table shows the key data for the past three years. 

 

2016

2017

2018

Total operating performance (EUR million)

252,2

274,5

293,9

EBIT (EUR million)

12,4

14,3

15,6

EBIT margin (in % of total operating performance)

4,9

5,2

5,3

Order intake (EUR million)

259,5

287,8

306,3

Equity ratio (%)

44,1

46,3

43,3

Employees (FTE as at 31 December)

1,637

1,741

1,843

 

Business performance during the year is exposed to seasonal fluctuations due the the customer structure and the nature of its project business. Order intake and project acceptance are generally highest at year-end, which typically results in negative half-year results.

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Shares

Frequentis AG is listed on the regulated market (general standard) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the regulated market (prime market) on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The share capital of the company amounts to EUR 13,200,000.00 and is divided into 13,200,000 bearer shares.

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Information on the shares

Shares in Frequentis AG are listed on the regulated market (general standard) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the regulated market (prime market) on the Vienna Stock Exchange.

ISIN ATFREQUENT09
Ticker symbol FQT 
Initial listing 14 May 2019 
No. of shares           13,200,000 shares

 

Shareholder structure

Frequentis AG's core shareholder is the Bardach family, which holds around 67% of the shares. B&C Innovation Investments GmbH holds appr. 10% of the shares in Frequentis AG. The remaining shares are the free float.

 

Share price

Financial calendar

The financial calendar provides details of all IR events and publications, e.g., General Meetings, the publication of financial results, roadshows, conferences and dividend payment dates. The following provisional dates have been set. Please note that they may be altered during the year, and additional dates may be added.

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The following dates are provisional. Please note that they may be altered during the year, and additional dates may be added. You will also find all dates in the overview of events at the end of this website.

Financial calendar 2019

28.08.2019 Half-year financial report 2019
10.09.2019 Record date General Meeting
20.09.2019 Extraordinary general meeting, Vienna
15.10.2019 Last day at which shares can be bought with dividend entitlement
16.10.2019 Ex-dividend day
17.10.2019 Record date Dividend
18.10.2019 Dividend payment

Corporate governance

As a leading global producer of safety-critical information and communication systems, integrity and corporate governance are vital for our business success. Fairness and transparency with regard to our shareholders, business partners, customers, staff and the general public are the essential basis for the Frequentis Group's operations.

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Frequentis’ success is based on long-term partnership with customers in the area of safety-critical information and communication systems. Integrity, a safety-critical mindset and corporate governance are therefore key elements in the success of the Frequentis Group. Trust, fairness and transparency for investors, staff and the general public and accountable management of the company with a view to sustainable, long-term value creation are vital for Frequentis’ business operations. In keeping with this, Frequentis AG supports the Austrian Code of Corporate Governance, which aims to strengthen the confidence of national and international investors in the Austrian capital market by increasing transparency and establishing uniform principles of good corporate management.

Since its shares have been listed on the prime market on the Vienna Stock Exchange, Frequentis AG has been committed to complying with the requirements of the Austrian Code of Corporate Governance (version dated January 2018). The company meets almost all of its requirements. You can find an overview of the deviations from the Code's “C rules”, together with explanations, in the company's Corporate Governance Declaration.

 

Executive Board

  • Norbert Haslacher joined Frequentis’ Executive Board in April 2015. In the first three years he was responsible for sales & marketing. During this time, he focused on extending Frequentis’ presence in international markets. He became Chairman of the Executive Board in mid-April 2018.
  • Sylvia Bardach has been in charge of the Finance and Controlling department at Frequentis since 1989 and plays a key role in the company’s dynamic growth. She has been a member of the Executive Board since 2000. Sylvia Bardach is responsible for the tax and legal framework and the ongoing growth and profitability of the Frequentis Group.
  • Hermann Mattanovich has been a member of the Executive Board at Frequentis since January 2009. He is responsible for technology issues and strengthens the core competences that are the key features of an international high-tech company: technical expertise and innovation. 

 

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of Frequentis AG currently comprises four representatives of the shareholders and two employee representatives delegated by the Workers’ Council.

The owner of share no. 1 is entitled to delegate one third of the maximum number of shareholder representatives set out in the articles of association (six shareholder representatives) to the company’s Supervisory Board.

 

Managers' transactions / Directors' Dealings

Transactions with shares or debt instruments of the company or related derivatives respectively financial instruments carried out by members of the Management Board or the Supervisory Board are published in accordance with Article 19 of the Market Abuse Regulation: http://issuerinfo.oekb.at/startpage.html

 

Major holdings notifications

 

General Meeting

General Meetings of Frequentis AG are held at the company's registered office. Frequentis AG will hold its Extraordinary General Meeting in Vienna on 20 September 2019. General Meetings are convened by a public announcement, taking into account the statutory notification period. In order to attend General Meetings, shareholders must submit a deposit receipt. For further details, please see the notice convening the meeting. General Meetings pass resolutions on matters such as the distribution of the profit, elect the members of the Supervisory Board and the auditors, and set the remuneration of the Supervisory Board. All information on General Meetings will be published here.

 

Articles of association

Here you can download the articles of association (as at 2019-05-08) as a pdf.

IR contact

At Frequentis AG, Investor Relations mean maintaining good contact to shareholders, accompanied by a transparent information policy, as a basis for a trustful relationship with both private and institutional investors.

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Please use following email address and Telefax for notifications to Frequentis AG according to applicable stock exchange and capital market laws (such as major shareholding notifications pursuant to sections 130 et seq. Austrian Stock Exchange Act or applicable notifications pursuant to the Market Abuse Regulation):
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Telefax: +43 1 811 50 77 1074



Stefan Marin
Stefan Marin
Head of Investor Relations

+43 1 811 50 - 1074
Brigitte Gschiegl
Brigitte Gschiegl
Director Corporate Communications

+43 1 811 50 - 1301

Events

Half-year financial report 2019
28.08.2019
Frequentis AG, Vienna