Data per share

(in € / share) FY 2017 FY 2018
Total number of issued shares, end of period 224,000,000 246,400,000
of which shares outstanding 219,494,433 241,043,417
of which treasury shares 4,505,567 5,356,583
Average number of shares outstanding
basic 219,079,587 239,202,537
diluted 221,148,890 241,686,593
Recurring EPS 1.22 1.36
Basic EPS 0.97 1.33
Diluted EPS 0.96 1.31
Dividend 0.70 0.75
Net cash flow before financing, basic -1.74 -2.53
Total assets, end of period 23.31 25.11
Group shareholders' equity, end of period 8.21 10.83

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.