Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find frequently asked questions about Pfeiffer Vacuum.
What is the listing history of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG?
On July 16, 1996, Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG was the third German company ever, and the first German small business, to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (Trading Symbol PV). In April 1998, the Company conducted a dual listing on the Neuer Markt segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange without any capital increase. From January 1, 2003, Pfeiffer Vacuum was included to the Prime Standard at Deutsche Boerse, Frankfurt (Trading Symbol PFV). Since March 24, 2003, Pfeiffer Vacuum is part of the TecDAX index, combining 30 of the most important technology driven companies listed in Frankfurt. In the year 2007, the company decided to delist from the NYSE. The ADR trading was suspended on October 4, 2007. The deregistration became effective at the beginning of January 2008.
What was the Initial Public Offering price in New York?
The IPO price was US$ 11.50 per ADR. Today, factoring in the capitalization measures that have since been conducted, this would represent a price of € 6.26 per no-par share.
Which corporate actions were accomplished since the IPO?
Table of all corporate action (PDF ~ 34.2 KB).
How many shares are in circulation?
In total, 9,867,659 bearer shares are outstanding. This represents a share capital of € 25,261,207.04. The pro-rata amount of one share equals the calculated value of € 2.56.
What is the Shareholder Structure?
Overview of the shareholder structure according to the current voting rights notifications.
Which is the Pfeiffer Vacuum Security Identification Code?
ISIN: DE 0006916604
Does Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG pursue a specific dividend policy?
Since more than 10 years Pfeiffer Vacuum wants its shareholders to participate in the Company's earnings by distributing a dividend. In general, the yearly dividend increase is related to the increase of the net income. In the past years about 75 percent of net income were distributed to the shareholders.
Overview about the dividend history please (PDF ~ 213 KB).
Does a rating exist for Pfeiffer Vacuum?
Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG is not subject to any official rating by Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s or similar agencies.
Which market segments are of special importance for you?
Our vacuum pumps are required in the semiconductor industry for the production of microprocessors and handling systems. Customers in this industry predominantly require a large number of medium-sized and large backing pumps, but also turbopumps, as well as measurement equipment. Chip manufacturers can significantly increase their yield with our decontamination systems. The semiconductor industry itself particularly benefits from the changes in communication technology. New fields of application for vacuum arise, for example, in nanotechnology. Our customers are increasingly located in Asia, and also in the United States, as well as – to a lesser extent – in Europe.
In the Industry segment, we combine a heterogeneous category of industrial customers who require our vacuum solutions for specific production steps. Industrial trends such as quality improvement, energy supply, and conservation, mobility or environmental protection are currently leading to new fields of application. Examples include applications such as metallurgy, lamp and tube production, as well as air conditioning and refrigeration technology. We provide the automotive supplier industry with leak detection systems for fully automated quality assurance in the production of fuel tanks, aluminium rims, airbag cartridges or air conditioning lines, for example. A further application is solar thermal energy. The absorber tubes needed for this technology are evacuated by using our pumping stations as well as continuously being tested for leaks with our leak detectors. Our customers in the industrial segment primarily come from Europe, as well as from the United States, and increasingly from Asia.
Our largest customers in the Analytics market are so-called OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) customers, i.e. manufacturers of industrial systems or analytical instruments. Complex analytical devices such as scanning electron microscopes are primarily employed for industrial quality control. This industry is characterized in particular by megatrends such as Life Science, Biotechnology, and Security. Ever smaller and lighter portable analyzers are required in environmental technology, in security technology or for doping analyses. The analytical industry therefore typically requires small and medium-sized turbopumps along with backing pumps and measurement equipment. Our major customers in this market are located in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Collaboration with research facilities enjoys a long tradition at Pfeiffer Vacuum. Whether in physics or chemistry laboratories at universities, prominent research institutions like the Fraunhofer or Max Planck Institutes or in large multinational research facilities – all of them rely upon the quality and dependability of our mass spectrometers, leak detection systems, and vacuum solutions. Working in close cooperation with research facilities in Europe, the United States, and Asia, new applications arise continuously in the fields of energy supply or healthcare technology.
Without vacuum, many things that are used in daily life could not be produced in the desired quality. The antireflective coatings on eyeglass lenses, the coatings within flat screen manufacturing, the coatings on DVDs or on high-quality bathroom faucets and fittings as well as the coatings on solar cells or architectural glazing are produced in vacuum chambers, for example. High-quality tools are coated and hardened under vacuum to make them even more durable. One significant megatrend in this segment is the orientation towards regenerative energies, such as solar energy, for example. What is predominantly required in the coating industry are medium-sized and large backing pumps and turbopumps as well as measurement equipment and complete vacuum systems. Our customers are located in all industrialized nations.
How many production sites does Pfeiffer Vacuum have?
We produce in Germany at our production site and headquarters in Asslar as well as in Goettingen. In France we have a production site in Annecy. In addition to that we also produce in Asan (South Korea) and in Cluj (Rumania). Through acquisitions, there are additional locations in Indianapolis and Yreka (USA), as well as in Ho-Chi-Minh-City (Vietnam).