Capital return and financing
Dividends, share buyback, bonds and credit rating
ASML aims to pay an annual dividend that will grow over time.
Annually, the Board of Management will, upon prior approval from the Supervisory Board, submit a proposal to the Annual General Meeting of shareholders with respect to the amount of dividend to be declared with respect to the prior year. The dividend proposal in any given year will be subject to the availability of distributable profits or retained earnings and may be affected by, among other factors, the Board of Management's views on our potential future liquidity requirements, including for investments in production capacity; the funding of our R&D programs and for acquisition opportunities that may arise from time to time; and by future changes in applicable income tax and corporate laws. Accordingly, it may be decided to propose not to pay a dividend or to pay a lower dividend with respect to any particular year in the future.
The following graph shows the last five years of dividend paid, in EUR:
On April 24, 2019 the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders declared a dividend of EUR 2.10 per ordinary share.
Ex-dividend date: April 26, 2019
Fixing date EUR/USD conversion for NY shares: April 26, 2019
Record date Euronext & Nasdaq: April 29, 2019
Dividend payment date: May 8, 2019
Bond and credit rating
The following graph shows the current debt maturity schedule in EUR millions:
The following table shows the bond information for each debt type:
|Debt type||Issuer||Maturity||Currency||Volume Outstanding (mln €)||ISIN code|
|0.625% EUR Bond||ASML Holding N.V.||7 Jul 2022||EUR||500||XS1405774990|
|3.375% EUR Bond||ASML Holding N.V.||19 Sep 2023||EUR||750||XS0972530561|
|1.375% EUR Bond||ASML Holding N.V.||7 Jul 2026||EUR||1,000||XS1405780963|
|1.625% EUR Bond||ASML Holding N.V.||28 May 2027||EUR||750||XS1527556192|
ASML is committed to maintain a capital structure that supports a solid investment grade credit rating. Regular review meetings are held between rating agencies and ASML senior management. See table for present rating and outlook:
*Rating upgraded from Baa1 to A3 on December 12, 2018
**Rating affirmed on January 29, 2019
EUR 700 million syndicated revolving credit facility - not used.
Key terms & conditions:
|ASML Holding N.V.||€ 700 million||2022|