Investor surveys & studies
As part of Strategy 2015, the Group has made becoming Investment of Choice for investors one of its top objectives. In the effort to reach this goal, over the past several years we have not only continuously improved our profitability but have also remained intently focused on the needs of our more than 400,000 shareholders.
Having conducted investor surveys in 2004 and 2008, we surveyed our investors for a third time in 2013. The results were presented in a study that was published February 12, 2014. The study was written by Professor Dr. Bernhard Pellens from Ruhr University Bochum in cooperation with Deutsche Post DHL, the Deutsches Aktioninstitut (DAI) and the Deutscher Investor Relations Verband (DIRK). The survey focused primarily on questions having to do with how private investors obtain their information, how shareholder voting rights are exercised and the importance of the dividends and price gains of public companies.
This study not only enables us to live up to our own commitment more effectively. It also helps us better meet the expectations of our current and future shareholders.