As a family owned business working in plant breeding, we think in generations, not quarters. Our business model aims at the development of modern, locally adapted varieties, which were developed over many years. The annual result are new high-performance products for agriculture in about 70 countries worldwide.

The sector, our long-term orientation and our characterization as a family-owned business make KWS a special investment.

Latest News

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KWS’ Annual Shareholders’ Meeting adopts a higher dividend

Einbeck, December 16, 2020: Dividend rises to €0.70 per share – Guidance for the 2020/2021 fiscal year confirmed. The shareholders of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE0007074007) voted by clear majorities in favor of the proposals made by the Executive and Supervisory Boards on all items on the agenda at today’s virtual Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. A dividend of €0.70 (previous year: €0.67) per share will be paid out for fiscal 2019/2020.

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KWS posts stable business performance in the first quarter despite negative exchange rate effects – Guidance for the year confirmed

Einbeck, November, 24, 2020: Total net sales of the KWS Group (ISIN: DE0007074007) fell by 3.6% in the first three months of fiscal 2020/2021 due to negative exchange rate effects but increased by 6.8% on a comparable basis. As is customary in the first quarter, the key figures of EBITDA, EBIT and net income were negative.

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KWS completes a successful fiscal 2019/2020 – Growth in all product segments

Einbeck, October, 23, 2020: Total net sales increase by 15% – EBITDA grows by around 13% – Higher dividend of €0.70 per share proposed. The KWS Group (ISIN: DE0007074007) achieved an approximately 15% increase in net sales to €1.28 billion in fiscal 2019/2020. The key figures of EBIT, net income and earnings per share were down from the previous year due to acquisition-related effects.

KWS Financial Events

KWS Share

Since the listing of the sugar factory Kleinwanzleben, formerly Rabbethge und Giesecke Aktiengeselllschaft in 1885, KWS has grown continuously and organically. KWS has been listed on the SDAX (Prime Standard) since June 2006.

all details at a glance

2019/2020

KWS figures at a glance


SALES

1,283

in € million

1,113

previous year

R&D expenses

236

in € million

206

previous year


Employees worldwide

5,709

worldwide

5,543

previous year

EBIT

137

in € million

150

Previous year

Distribution Approvals

484

for new varieties

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