For Wincor Nixdorf, all Investor Relations activities are centered around open and proactive financial communication. We are committed to providing investors and analysts with information on the strategic direction and development of our Company in a comprehensive and timely manner. We aim to generate confidence by establishing an ongoing dialog with the capital markets.
During fiscal 2009/2010, we held a total of 35 road shows and conferences in Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America as a means of fostering close relations with existing partners and establishing new contacts.
We also conducted numerous one-on-one meetings with investors at our headquarters in Paderborn. These included a tour of the plant and product presentations, allowing visitors to gain a comprehensive insight into our Company and portfolio.
Coinciding with our annual Wincor World in-house exhibition in Paderborn, we organized the 6th Wincor Nixdorf Investors’ Day on January 26, 2010, which included an extensive range of information for investors and analysts.
In all, the Board of Directors and the Investor Relations team held talks with well over 200 institutional investors in the reporting period. Fund managers from France, the U.K. and the U.S. in particular showed a strong interest in our Company.
Following the publication of our quarterly reports and provisional results for fiscal 2008/2009, we discussed our financial situation and business performance in the respective segments at length during several conference calls with analysts and investors.
All ad hoc announcements, press releases and quarterly reports are published promptly on our website, both in German and English. The website also contains extensive information on our corporate structure, management and strategy, in addition to providing details on corporate governance (Glossary) and our Annual General Meetings.
At the end of the fiscal year under review, the Company was officially covered by 22 financial analysts, who issue comments and recommendations on a regular basis. These analysts are (in alphabetical order):
Bankhaus Lampe, Berenberg Bank, BHF Bank, Cheuvreux, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, equinet Bank, Fairesearch, Goldman Sachs, HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, Kepler Capital Markets, LBBW, Merrill Lynch, Metzler, M. M. Warburg, Nord/LB, UBS, Unicredit, Wedbush Morgan Securities, WestLB.