The share

Key Facts

ad pepper media International N.V. has been publicly listed since 9 October 2000. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt (Xetra).

  • Security Identification Number: 940 883
  • ISIN: NL 0000 238 145
  • Ticker symbol: APM
  • Bloomberg ticker symbol: APM GY
  • Reuters instrument code: APMG.DE
  • Market segment: Prime Standard Frankfurt (regulated market)
  • Class of shares: Ordinary bearer shares
  • Number of shares: 21,500,000

Share price development

Research coverage

Shareholder structure

As of November 16, 2020
  • EMA B.V. 9.486.402 (44.12 %)
  • Treasury stock 599.317 (2.79 %)
  • Dieter Koppitz 823.197 (3.83 %)
  • Euro Serve Media GmbH 556.163 (2.59 %)
  • Free float 10.034.921 (46.67 %)

Share buybacks

On May 19, 2020 the annual General Shareholders’ Meeting has authorized the Board of Managing Directors for a period of 18 months to repurchase shares in the Company’s own share capital up to a maximum amount of 50 percent of the Company’s issued share capital.

The Board of Managing Directors has passed a resolution on October 19 2020 to make partly use of the authorization of the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting by repurchasing up to a maximum of 500,000 of its own shares for a total maximum amount of up to EUR 2,250,000. The share buy-back is supposed to take place from October 19, 2020 until November 19, 2021.The consideration for the shares to be repurchased will be at least 80 percent of the stock price at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (opening price on Xetra) of the shares of the Company at the date of such repurchase and at the most 120 percent of such stock price.

The financial service institution will purchase the shares on the open market through trading venue Xetra, operated by the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and the share buy-back will comply with the Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 and with Articles 2 to 4 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of 8 March 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the conditions applicable to buy-back programmes and stabilisation measures. All transactions will be announced in a form that meets the requirements of Article 5 paragraph 3 of the Market Abuse Regulation in conjunction with Article 2 paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Delegated Regulation no later than the end of the seventh trading day after execution.

Date Shares bought
back
Average share
price (in EUR)
Aggregated volume
(in EUR)
Transaction details
19.10.2020 – 23.10.2020 19,050 4.0570 77,285.32 PDF >
26.10.2020 – 30.10.2020 25,377 3.9785 100,963.10 PDF >
02.11.2020 – 06.11.2020 29,186 4.1332 120,631.08 PDF >
09.11.2020 – 13.11.2020 26,412 4.1368 109,261.96 PDF >
16.11.2020 – 20.11.2020 23,168 4.3679 101.196,14 PDF >
23.11.2020 – 27.11.2020 24.473 4,4694 109.380,42 PDF >
Total 147.666 4,1900 618.718,02

On May 21, 2015 the annual General Shareholders’ Meeting has authorized the Board of Managing Directors for a period of 18 months to repurchase shares in the Company’s own share capital up to a maximum amount of 50 percent of the Company’s issued share capital. The authorization for the repurchase is given until November 2016.

On February 1 , 2016, the Board of Managing Directors has passed a resolution to make partly use of the authorization of the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting by repurchasing up to 3 percent of the Company’s share capital, equalling up to 690,000 shares.

The consideration for the shares to be repurchased will be at least 80 percent of the stock price at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (opening price on Xetra) of the shares of the Company at the date of such repurchase and at the most 120 percent of such stock price.

The authorization may be exercised for any legally permitted purpose.

The buyback will be carried out in accordance with the rules of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2273/2003 of December, 22 2003 implementing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards exemptions for buyback programmes and stabilisation of financial instruments and – after their entry into force – any regulation enacted on the basis of Article 5 para. 6 of the Regulation (EU) no. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse.

Overview share buyback

Summary of all repurchased shares

On May 19, 2009 the annual General Shareholders’ Meeting has authorized the Board of Managing Directors for a period of 18 months to repurchase shares in the Company’s own share capital up to a maximum amount of 50 percent of the Company’s issued share capital. The authorization for the repurchase is given until November 2010.

On June 02, 2009, the Board of Managing Directors has passed a resolution to make partly use of the authorization of the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting by repurchasing up to 10 percent of the Company’s share capital, equalling up to 2,278,970 shares.

The consideration for the shares to be repurchased will be at least 80 percent of the stock price at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (opening price on Xetra) of the shares of the Company at the date of such repurchase and at the most 120 percent of such stock price.

The purpose of the buy-back programme is to meet obligations arising from the employee share option programmes. Further, repurchased shares may also be cancelled, thus reducing the Company`s stock capital.

The buyback will be carried out in accordance with the rules of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2273/2003 of December, 22 2003 implementing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards exemptions for buyback programmes and stabilisation of financial instruments

Overview share buyback

Summary of the shares purchased under the buyback scheme in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) no. 2273/2003 of 22 December 2003, Article 4, Para. 4:

A resolution passed at the Annual General Meeting on 27 May 2008 authorised the board to buy back the company’s shares on the stock exchange within 18 months from the date of the resolution, i.e. by November 2008. Altogether 5% of the issued share capital may be repurchased. ad pepper media has appointed an investment bank for the buyback.

The equivalent that ad pepper pays for each share may be within a price range which is not less than 15% and not more than 15% of the average trading price of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (XETRA) one day prior to the repurchase of the shares. The Management Board intends to utilise the shares from the current buyback for the company’s own employee share programs.

Overview share buyback

Summary of the shares purchased under the buyback scheme in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) no. 2273/2003 of 22 December 2003, Article 4, Para. 4:

Share split

A 1:2 share split was carried out on 27 May 2009 in accordance with the resolution passed at the ad pepper media International N.V. Annual General Meeting on 19 May 2009.

Thank You!

ad pepper media managed its successful IPO at the end of 2000 as one of the last companies of the so-called Neuer Markt. This was followed by one of the worst economic crises in decades, with the dot-com bubble bursting and the 9/11-driven recession starting in 2001.

It’s now been almost 20 years since we took this daring step, and we haven’t just been resting on our laurels in the meantime. In fact, with record results and a squeaky-clean balance sheet, we’re in a healthier position today than ever before. Two decades of experience as of one of the leading performance marketing companies in Europe have also made us vigilant and prepared us for future economic headwinds.

This is something we are proud of: However, this success also makes us humble well knowing that currently many companies are struggling to survive. And with many people fearful of losing their jobs (or even their lives), we don´t think it´s the right time to celebrate. Nevertheless, we would like to say a big THANK YOU to our employees, stakeholders and everyone else who has stood by us and believed in us from the very beginning.