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Osram Licht is a light manufacturering group based in Germany. Co.'s portfolio covers the entire value chain from components - including lamps, electronic control gear and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) - as well as luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. Co. is also a supplier of automotive lamps and LED for vehicles. In addition, Co. maintains market activities in the field of electronic control gear (ECG) for lamps. Co.'s operations are organized along four business segments: Lamps & Components; Luminaires & Solutions; Specialty Lighting; and Opto Semiconductors.
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The independent financial analyst theScreener just awarded an improved star rating to OSRAM LICHT AG (DE), active in the Electrical Components & Equipment industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title receives an improved star rating and now shows 3 out of 4 possible stars. With regard to its market behaviour, it remains unchanged and can be qualified as risky. theScreener considers that these elements allow slightly upgrading its rating to Neutral. As of the analysis date February 15, 2019, the closing price was EUR 41.16 and its expected value was estimated at EUR 37.57.
Item 2: We recommend to oppose the dividend proposal. The dividend is not covered by free cashflow for a third consecutive year and we consider a dividend payment inappropriate at this time. Items 3a-3c: We recommend to oppose the discharge of the Management Board members due to two profit warnings in financial year 2017/2018 which raise fundamental concerns over the reliability of the Management Board's forecasting ability and its communication to stakeholders.
General: Supervisory Board member Prof. Dr. Theo Siegert is a member of the Adivsory Committee of DSW, the local partner of ECGS. This report has been prepared using standard ECGS guidelines. Item 1: Unlike at German stock corporations, shareholders of a KGaA are legally required to vote on the annual accounts. Item 5: In financial year 2018, the Supervisory Board of Henkel Management AG, in line with recommendations of the Shareholders' Committee's Human Resources Subcommittee, decided to adopt various changes to the Management Board members' remuneration system, applicable as of financial ...
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