For the year to December 31 2019, Dividends per share advanced to EUR2.20 (2018: EUR2.10, 2017: EUR1.90). The dividend yield in the period was 3.4% (2018: 3.0%, 2017: 2.3%) and the payout ratio was 40% (2018: 36.5%, 2017: 41.1%). The total dividend amount in the period advanced to EUR436.5 million (2018: EUR416.7 million, 2017: EUR377 million). Reference: annual report.
Total Group revenue generated in the twelve months ended December 31 2019 advanced to EUR18.9 billion (2018: EUR18.1 billion, 2017: EUR17.3 billion). Group profit in the year was EUR1.2 billion, down 7% (2018: EUR1.3 billion, 2017: EUR1.1 billion). Group share profit in the year stood at EUR1.1 billion (2018: EUR1.1 billion, 2017: EUR918 million). The dividends per share in the year advanced to EUR2.20 (2018: EUR2.10, 2017: EUR1.90) and the earnings per share declined to EUR5.50 (2018: EUR5.76, 2017: EUR4.62). Reference: annual report.
For the twelve months closed December 31 2019, Vonovia assets increased year-over-year by 14.4% to EUR56.5 billion (2018: EUR49.4 billion). Current-assets declined to EUR1.4 billion (2018: EUR1.7 billion) and non-current assets advanced to EUR55.1 billion (2018: EUR47.6 billion). Liquid funds as of December 31 2019 were EUR500.7 million (December 31 2018: EUR547.7 million). Total equity advanced to EUR21.1 billion (2018: EUR19.7 billion). Reference: annual report.
For the fiscal year closed February 29 2020, Group net cash inflow from operating activities stood at EUR165.0 million (2019: inflow EUR113.0 million). Net cash outflow from investing activities in the period stood at EUR25.5 million (2019: outflow EUR22.0 million). Net cash outflow from financing activities in the period stood at EUR159.5 million (2019: outflow EUR93.1 million). Cash at the end of the period stood at EUR123.4 million (February 28 2019: EUR144.4 million). Reference: annual report.
For the year ended February 29 2020, the Group recorded assets amounting EUR1.4 billion (2019: EUR1.4 billion). Liquid assets at year end were EUR123.4 million (February 28 2019: EUR144.4 million). Long-term assets stood at EUR1 billion (2019: EUR938 million) and short-term assets stood at EUR435.2 million (2019: EUR491.1 million). The share holders' equity in the period amounted to EUR555.4 million, down year-over-year by 7% (2019: EUR598 million). The equity ratio in the year declined to 39.7% (2019: 42.7%). Reference: annual report.
For the twelve months ended March 31 2019, consolidated revenue generated totaled to GBP144.9 million, down 1% (2018: GBP146.2 million, 2017: GBP138.3 million). Technical Plastics segment generated GBP90.8, up 1% (2018: GBP89.7 million), LED Technologies generated GBP47.3 million, down 6.5% (2018: GBP50.6 million) and Aerospace generated GBP6.7 million, up 12% (2018: GBP6 million). Reference: annual report.
For the year ended March 31 2019, consolidated assets amounted to GBP149.6 million, down 7% from GBP160.1 million reported in the preceding year. Liquid funds at year end were GBP10.3 million (March 31 2018: GBP13.0 million). Non-current assets stood at GBP67.2 million, down 17% (2018: GBP80.6 million) and current assets were GBP82.4 million, up 4% (2018: GBP79.4 million). Net assets attributable to the equity owners in the year stood at GBP12.3 million, down 76.3% (2018: GBP52 million). The equity ratio declined to 8.2% (2018: 32.5%). Net debt at the end of the year was GBP38.5 million (2018: GBP31.5 million). Reference: annual report.
In the twelve months ended September 30 2019, Group assets totaled to GBP13.3 billion, up 5.6% over the prior twelve months' assets of GBP12.6 billion. Liquid funds as of September 30, 2019 were GBP398 million (September 30, 2018: GBP969 million). Short-term assets were GBP4.1 billion, down 9% (2018: GBP4.5 billion) and long-term assets were GBP9.2 billion, up 13.6% (2018: GBP8.1 billion). Net assets attributable to the equity owners stood at GBP3.4 billion, up 26% (2018: GBP2.7 billion). The equity ratio in the period advanced to 26% (2018: 21.4%). Reference: annual report.
During the year to September 30 2019, according to the annual report, the Board recommended a 5.9% increase in the final dividend for the year to 26.9 pence per share (2018: 25.4 pence per share). In addition to the interim dividend paid earlier in the year, the total dividend for the year was 40.0 pence per share (2018: 37.7 pence per share), an increase of 6.1%.
In the twelve months ended December 31 2019, Group free cash flow stood at EUR6.1 billion (2018: EUR5.4 billion, 2017: EUR5.8 billion). Cash flow provided by operating activities stood at EUR10.6 billion (2018: EUR9.6 billion, 2017: EUR10.0 billion). Cash flow used in investing activities in the twelve months stood at EUR2.2 billion (2018: inflow EUR4.6 billion, 2017: used EUR5.9 billion). Cash flow used in financing activities stood at EUR4.7 billion (2018: used EUR12.1 billion, 2017: used EUR2.0 billion). Reference: annual report.
In the twelve months ended December 31 2019, total consolidated assets were EUR64.8 billion, up 6% over the prior twelve months' assets of EUR61.1 billion. Goodwill and intangible assets were EUR31.0 billion (2018: EUR29.5 billion). Liquid funds as of December 31 2019 were EUR4.2 billion (December 31 2018: EUR3.2 billion). Current assets increased by 5.8% to EUR16.4 billion (2018: EUR15.5 billion) and non-current assets were EUR48.4 billion, up 6% (2018: EUR45.6 billion). The shareholders' equity stood at EUR13.9 billion (2018: EUR12.1 billion) and the equity ratio stood at 21.5% (2018: 19.8%). Reference: annual report.
During the year to December 31 2019, the Board proposed a dividend payment of EUR3.30 per share, an incraese of 10 euro cents compared to the prior year. Based on the year-end share price, BASF shares offered a dividend yield of around 4.9%.
The BASF share closed the 2019 stock market year with a closing price of EUR67.35, an increase of 11.5% over the prior year's closing price. According to the annual report, the increase in BASF's share price was attributable to better earnings developments in BASF's down-stream segments. BASF's share performance rose by 16.7% in the period.
Total consolidated assets in 2019 stood at EUR126.2 billion (2018: EUR126.7 billion). Between December 31, 2019, and December 31, 2018, total consolidated assets declined by EUR0.5 billion. Non-current assets fell by EUR2.0 billion in 2019 to EUR93.7 billion and current assets increased by EUR1.5 billion to EUR32.6 billion with assets held for sell in particular increasing by EUR0.9 billion. Equity rose by EUR1.4 billion compared with December 31, 2018, to EUR47.5 billion while the equity ratio advanced to 37.6% (2018: 36.4%). Reference: annual report.
During the 2019 financial year, the Board proposed a dividend of EUR2.80, unchanged from the prior year. According to the annual report, this corresponds to 43.8% of the Group's core earnings per share from continuing operations of EUR6.40 for 2019. Based on the Bayer stock price of EUR72.81 at the end of 2019, the dividend yield was 3.8%. The total dividend payment in the year stood at EUR2.8 billion, up 8% (2018: EUR2.6 billion, 2017: EUR2.4 billion).