Data per share

(in € / share) H1 2017 H2 2017 H1 2018
Total number of issued shares, end of period 224,000,000 224,000,000 246,400,000
of which shares outstanding 219,165,612 219,494,433 241,129,197
of which treasury shares 4,834,388 4,505,567 5,270,803
Average number of shares outstanding
basic 218,779,004 219,374,801 237,282,550
diluted 220,557,178 221,444,104 239,856,621
Recurring EPS 0.61 0.61 0.69
Basic EPS 0.55 0.42 0.68
Diluted EPS 0.54 0.42 0.67
Dividend 0.325 0.375 0.35
Net cash flow before financing, basic -0.69 -1.05 -1.14
Total assets, end of period 21.60 23.31 25.61
Group shareholders' equity, end of period 8.13 8.21 10.67

On 16 October 2017 each Umicore share was split into 2 new shares. On 8 February 2018 Umicore placed 22,400,000 new shares, admitted to trading on Euronext Brussels on 12 February 2018. As a result, as from that date, Umicore’s capital is represented by 246,400,000 fully paid-up shares without nominal value, each representing 1/246,400,000 of the capital. All data in this table were updated accordingly.