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ThyssenKrupp is the parent company of the ThyssenKrupp Group. Co. has six business areas: Components Technology, which provides components for the automotive and machinery sectors; Elevator Technology, which supplies passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts; Industrial Solutions, which comprises the System Engineering and Marine Systems units; Materials Services, which focuses on materials distribution and technical services; Steel Europe, which develops, produces and markets flat carbon steel in the European market; and Steel Americas, which produces, processes and markets steel products in North and South America.
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ThyssenKrupp is a diversified industrial company that generates approximately 55% of its sales in Europe. The company had been unprofitable because of the significant drag on earnings associated with its Steel Americas business unit. As we have been advocating for more consideration given to splitting the company into a steel business and a capital goods business, we are happy with sale of the CSA steel plant in Brazil, the full closure of Steel Americas, and the intended merger of Steel Europe with Tata Steel. While the current structure provides some earnings diversification and smooths vola...
No-moat Thysssenkrupp reported lackluster second-quarter results across the company's disparate divisions. Group orders and revenue were flat year over year, on an organic basis, and the group EBIT margin was down 270 basis points year over year (both including the steel business which, due to regulatory pushback, will no longer be contributed to a joint venture with Tata). We are maintaining our EUR 20 fair value estimate, and see upside to the shares from the newly announced potential IPO of t...
A director at Thyssenkrupp Ag bought 8,330 shares at 12.115EUR and the significance rating of the trade was 60/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of boa...
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is satisfactory, though accelerated vesting is possible. Potential and actual total variable remuneration exceed guidelines, but not very much. They are moderate in comparison with UK market practice. Overall, the quantum during the year was not excessive. We recommend shareholders vote in favor.
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration Report The structure is weighted more heavily towards short-term performance. One of the performance metrics for the LTI is the payment of sustainable dividends, which is not considered appropriate as executives can potentially influence the payout level. The LTI also includes relative TSR as a performance metric. Nevertheless, the quantum is not excessive and even maximum potential amounts are moderate. On balance, we recommend shareholders vote in favor. Item 4: Approve the Remuneration PolicyThe main concern with the Company's remuneration policy is that pa...
Item 2: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is unsatisfactory. The main concern at the Company is that the potential maximum incentive pay including the bonus, matching shares on the deferred portion of the bonus and the LTI amounts to 1000% of base salary, which is considered grossly excessive. Actual incentive pay during the year was1.6 times the ECGS limit. Furthermore, variable remuneration is overly reliant on a single performance metric, benchmark profit before tax. A second performance criteria will be used in the coming year. We note that the Company has adjusted ...
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