Germany has a social market economy. The companies located in Germany give many attractive career opportunities to the investors. It has a stable economic environment. The German industry for IT and telecommunications is home to many creative minds whose inventions and developments benefit the innovative strength of many other sectors too. Here is some information about one of the best deutsche Aktiendividenden zu kaufen stocks which investors should focus.
Siemens AG is Germany-based integrated technology company. It is the largest Europe-based electronics and electrical engineering company. The company has its activities in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare. It operates with six segments which include: Industry, Energy, Healthcare, Equity Investments, Siemens IT Solutions and Services and Siemens Financial Services. The company and its subsidiaries employ approximately 360, 00 people across nearly 190 countries and reported global revenue of approximately 73.5 billion euros for the year of 2011.
As a non-bank financing provider, the company supplies Siemens and business-to-business customers worldwide with capital for infrastructure, equipment and operations. Its knowhow in key Siemens markets and related industries makes it an expert manager of financial risks within Siemens and a competent investor in innovative technologies and sustainable infrastructure.
Siemens & Halske was founded by Werner von Siemens on 12 October 1847. In 1848 it build the first long-distance telegraph line in Europe; 500 km from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main. In 1850 the younger brother of Warner von Siemens, Carl Wilhelm Siemens started to represent the company in London. It was involved in building long distance telegraph networks in Russia. The Siemens & Halske began expanding the Russian telegraph network in the starting of year 1853. At the end of this expansion phase the line network extends from Finland to Crimea-and the Russian business has developed into the main pillar of the entire corporation.
The company established its first foreign subsidiary in 1855 in St. Petersburg, Russia who was headed by Carl Heinrich von Siemens. In the year 1866 the Werner von Siemens discovered the dynamo-electric principle and thereby lays the basis for the use of heavy current technology. In 1867 it completed the monumental Indo-European telegraph Line. In 1881, a Siemens AC Alternator driven by a watermill was used to power the world's first electric street lighting in the town of Godalming, United Kingdom. In 1890 the founder of this company retired and left it to his brother Carl and sons Arnold and Wilhelm.
Divisions and Sectors
The company has four sectors and 19 divisions. They are as following
· Industry Sector which comprising three divisions such as Industry Automation, Drive technologies, Customer Services.
· The Energy Sector comprising six divisions include Fossil Power Generation, Wind Power, Solar & Hydro, Oil & Gas, Energy Service, and Power Transmission.
· Healthcare Sector includes four divisions such as Imaging & Therapy Systems, Clinical Product, Diagnostics, and Customer Solutions.
· Infrastructure & Cities Sector comprising six divisions which include Rail Systems, Mobility and Logistics, Low and Medium Voltage, Smart Grid, Building Technologies and OSRAM.
In the Annual meeting on January 23, 2013 the shareholders resolved that the appropriated net income for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 amounting to $2, 643, 000,000.00 shall be used to pay a dividend of $3.00 on each no par value share entitled to receive a dividend.
The dividend was paid from January 24, 2013 in general after deduction of 25% withholding tax and a 5.5% solidarity surcharge on the withholding tax.