Allianz share

Share price development

Allianz share performance in comparison (average annual performance in %)

2021

Allianz share investment with 8.1% total return

Stock markets were again dominated by the pandemic in 2021. While the price upswing on the stock exchanges in the first half of the year was driven by hope of rapid success in the vaccination campaigns, the price increases flattened out in the second half of the year, as a result of new virus variants and increasing inflation. In a year-on-year comparison, the EURO STOXX 50 increased by 21.0%.

For the insurance sector, the plus was somewhat less pronounced. The STOXX Europe 600 Insurance gained 15.4%. Allianz shares traded 3.5% higher at 207.65 euros as the possible impact of legal disputes in the USA weighed on the price. Including the dividend of 9.60 euros, the increase in value was 8.1%. In a five-year comparison, the average annual increase in value was 10.8%.

Development of Allianz share versus STOXX EUROPE 600 Insurance and EURO STOXX 50

Allianz share performance in comparison (average annual performance in %)

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1 year
2021
5 years 
2017 - 2021
10 years 
2012 - 2021
Allianz (excluding dividends) 3.5% 5.8% 10.9%
Allianz (including reinvested dividend) 8.1% 10.8% 16.1%
STOXX Europe 600 Insurance 15.4% 3.6% 9.2%
EURO STOXX 50 21.0% 5.5% 6.4%
DAX 15.8% 6.7% 10.4%
2020

Allianz share is doing well in a difficult environment

Stock markets were dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. An initially positive start to the year was followed by massive price losses as a result of the outbreak of the pandemic, before a combination of political aid measures for the economy and expansionary central bank policy led to a noticeable recovery on the stock markets. In a year-on-year comparison, the EURO STOXX 50 fell by 5.1%.

The losses for the European insurance sector were more pronounced than for the overall market with the STOXX Europe 600 Insurance closing 13.5% lower. Allianz shares performed significantly better and, with a year-end price of 200.70 euros, traded 8.1% weaker than at the beginning of the year. Including the dividend of 9.60 euros, the loss in value is reduced to 2.5%. In the longer term, the balance remains positive: in a five-year comparison, the average annual increase in value was 9.3%.

Development of Allianz share versus STOXX EUROPE 600 Insurance and EURO STOXX 50

Allianz share performance in comparison (average annual performance in %)

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1 year
2020
5 years 
2016 - 2020
10 years 
2011 - 2020
Allianz (excluding dividends) -8.1% 4.2% 8.5%
Allianz (including reinvested dividend) -2.5% 9.3% 13.6%
STOXX Europe 600 Insurance -13.5% -0.5% 6.1%
EURO STOXX 50 -5.1% 1.7% 2.4%
DAX 3.5% 5.0% 7.1%
2019

Allianz share gains 24.7%

European equity markets advanced significantly in 2019. The EURO STOXX 50 was 24.8% higher than at the beginning of the year. The course drivers identified were the defusing of the political crises in Italy and Great Britain and the turnaround back to a very expansionary monetary policy led by the US Federal Reserve. The partial agreement in the trade dispute between China and the USA gave further impetus.

In line with the overall market, insurance stocks posted strong gains, as seen on the STOXX Europe 600 Insurance (+ 24.4%). The Allianz share performed similarly well with a plus of 24.7% to a closing price of 218.40 euros. Including the dividend of 9.00 euros, there is an increase of 30.3%.

The Allianz share was also an attractive investment in the long term. Over the past five years, there has been an average increase in value of 14.7%.

Development of Allianz share versus STOXX EUROPE 600 Insurance and EURO STOXX 50

Allianz share performance in comparison (average annual performance in %)

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1 year
2019
5 years 
2015 - 2019
10 years 
2010 - 2019
Allianz (excluding dividends) 24.7 9.7 9.6
Allianz (including reinvested dividend) 30.3 14.7 14.7
STOXX Europe 600 Insurance 24.4 5.2 7.8
EURO STOXX 50 24.8 3.5 2.4
DAX 25.5 6.2 8.3
2018

Allianz share has held up quite well in difficult environment

European stock markets suffered substantial losses in 2018. This can be seen at the EURO STOXX 50, which was 14.3% lower at the end of the year. On the one hand, concerns about Brexit and the Italian budget policy weighed on the overall sentiment. On the other hand, trade conflicts had an increasingly negative impact on company earnings.

For the European insurance sector, losses were lower than for the market as a whole. The STOXX Europe 600 Insurance declined by 10.1%. As in the previous three years, the Allianz share outperformed the insurance index, although it was 8.5% lighter at a year-end price of 175.14 euros. Including the dividend of 8.00 euros, the loss in value reduces to 4.7%. In the longer term, the overall balance remains positive: in the 5-year comparison, the average annual increase in value was 10.9%.

Development of Allianz share versus STOXX EUROPE 600 Insurance and EURO STOXX 50

Allianz share performance in comparison (average annual performance in %)

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1 year
2018
5 years 
2014 - 2018
10 years 
2009 - 2018
Allianz (excluding dividends) -8.5 6.1 8.9
Allianz (including reinvested dividend) -4.7 10.9 14.0
STOXX Europe 600 Insurance -10.1 2.6 6.8
EURO STOXX 50 -14.3 -0.7 2.1
DAX -18.3 2.0 8.2
2017

Allianz share gains 22%

The European stock markets reported significant growth in 2017 as can be seen at the EURO STOXX’s 6.5 % increase. The central banks’ ongoing loose monetary policy, the outcome of the French presidential elections and the accelerated economic growth also spurred this development.

Insurance stocks developed in line with the broader market as the STOXX Europe 600 Insurance advanced 6.9%. The Allianz share outperformed its peers again last year and finished at 191.50 euros, a plus of 22.0%. Provided the dividend of 7.60 euros was reinvested in Allianz stock, the total return was even 27.3%. The share price performance reflects both the strong business development and our disciplined capital management.

Also in the long run Allianz share was an attractive investment. On a 5-year view, the average total return per annum reached 17.9%.

Development of Allianz share versus STOXX EUROPE 600 Insurance and EURO STOXX 50

Allianz share performance in comparison (average annual performance in %)

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1 year
2017
5 years 
2013 - 2017
10 years 
2008 - 2017
Allianz (excluding dividends) 22.0 12.8 2.6
Allianz (including reinvested dividends) 27.3 17.9 7.5
STOXX Europe 600 Insurance 6.9 10.2 1.3
EURO STOXX 50 6.5 5.9 -2.3
DAX 12.5 11.2 4.8
Source: Bloomberg
2016

Allianz stock draws a positive balance

2016 proved to be a turbulent year for the stock market. After picking up the pace on the home straight, European stock markets reported a slight increase as the year drew to a close, as indicated by the EURO STOXX 50 (+0.7%). This comes after a period of what was, in some cases, a surprising change of course, for instance a turn brought about by the Brits' decision to leave the European Union or the outcome of the presidential elections in the US, with the latter to blame for the upswing on the stock markets in recent weeks.

Following double-digit growth reported by the European insurance stocks in the previous year, STOXX Europe 600 Insurance lost 5.6% in value in 2016. Falling interest rates and a continuous drop in investment returns put considerable pressure on the industry.

While Allianz' shares did outperform the insurance index, as was also the case in the previous year, the year-end share price equivalent to 157 euros represents a slight decrease of 4.0% compared to the same value at the end of 2015. Assuming dividend reinvestment in Allianz stock, this results in positive performance for the fifth time in a row, producing a yield of 1.0%. In other words, the overall balance remains positive, even in the long term: the average annual value increase came in at 21.8% in a five-year comparison.

Development of Allianz share versus STOXX EUROPE 600 Insurance and EURO STOXX 50

Allianz share performance in comparison (average annual performance in %)

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1 year 
2016
5 years 
2012 - 2016
10 years 
2007 - 2016
Allianz (excluding dividends) -4.0 16.3 0.1
Allianz (including reinvested dividends) 1.0 21.8 4.7
STOXX Europe 600 Insurance -5.6 15.1 -0.6
EURO STOXX 50 0.7 7.3 -2.2
DAX 6.9 14.2 5.7
Source: Thomson Reuters Datastream
2015

Allianz shares up by 19%

Double-digit returns on investment four years in a row

Following a year of turbulent developments in share prices, European stock markets reported a slight increase as the year drew to a close. Back in spring, stock markets set new records, driven mainly by the expansionary monetary policy of the European Central Bank, as well as a weaker Euro. It was then, however, that a change occurred in the fundamental data, as the Euro embarked on a recovery course and the Greek crisis flared up again. Moreover, there were growing concerns about a possible slowdown in the Chinese economy. In circumstances like these, a 19.1% increase in the value of Allianz shares to 163.55 euros is substantial, outperforming the STOXX Europe 600 Insurance sector index (+14.0%) and the EURO STOXX 50 cross-sector index (+3.8%). Provided the dividend was reinvested in Allianz shares, investments in the company would have seen an increase of 24.6%. This year’s gain constitutes a double-digit rise in value for the fourth time in a row. Not only is this a reflection of favorable business developments, it is also testament to the positive reaction to an investor event, in which our Renewal Agenda was introduced in detail. Following the publication of the 2015 results on February 19, 2016, 63% of analysts issued a “buy” recommendation for Allianz shares – with an average price target of 174 euros. You can find the current analyst recommendations and profit forecasts here.

A rising share price in 2015 lends further credibility to the appeal of a long-term investment in Allianz shares. Investors who have had our shares in their portfolios for five years and opted to reinvest their dividends achieved an average annual performance of 18.1% over this period of time. Over the last ten years the corresponding gain came to 6.7%.

Development of Allianz share versus STOXX EUROPE 600 Insurance and EURO STOXX 50

Allianz share performance in comparison (average annual performance in %)

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1 year 
2015
5 years 
2011 - 2015
10 years 
2006 - 2015
Allianz (excluding dividends) 19.1 13.0 2.5
Allianz (including reinvested dividends) 24.6 18.1 6.7
STOXX Europe 600 Insurance 14.0 13.1 1.6
EURO STOXX 50 3.8 3.2 -0.9
DAX 9.6 9.2 7.1
Source: Thomson Reuters Datastream
2014

Solid gains made by Allianz shares

Another double-digit total return

Despite the European Central Bank’s expansive monetary policy creating favorable conditions for stock markets in Europe, market appreciation in the region was modest, something that can be traced back to geopolitical crises and the Eurozone’s disappointing economic development. With these conditions in mind, the performance of Allianz’s share price was pleasing, rising by 5.4% to 137.35 euros. Provided the dividend was reinvested in Allianz shares, investments in the company would have seen a double-digit value increase for the third time in a row, namely +10.0% in this reporting year. This was stimulated by the strong performance of our business and the positive response to our new dividend policy. However, it was dampened by concerns over the potential ramifications of continually low interest rates and in particular the future performance of our asset manager PIMCO. As a result, the gains made by our shares fell short of those made by the STOXX Europe 600 Insurance (+9.8%). They nonetheless significantly outclassed the value increase of cross-sector indices such as the EURO STOXX 50 (+1.2%). Following the publication of the 2014 results on February 26, 2015, 49% of analysts issued a “buy” recommendation for Allianz shares – with an average price target of 152 euros. You can find the current analyst recommendations and profit forecasts at www.allianz.com/analystrecommendations.

The price gains made in 2014 also underpinned the appeal of a long-term investment in Allianz shares. Investors who have kept our shares in their portfolios for five years and opted to reinvest their dividends in Allianz shares achieved an average annual performance of 14.7% over this period of time. Over the last ten years the corresponding gain amounted to 7.5%.

Development of Allianz share versus STOXX EUROPE 600 Insurance and EURO STOXX 50

Allianz share performance in comparison (average annual performance in %)

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1 year 
2014
5 years 
2010 - 2014
10 years 
2005 - 2014

Allianz (excluding dividends)

5.4

9.5

3.5

Allianz (including reinvested dividends)

10.0

14.7

7.5

STOXX Europe 600 Insurance

9.8

10.5

2.9

EURO STOXX 50

1.2

1.2

0.6

DAX

2.7

10.5

8.7

Source: Thomson Reuters Datastream
2013

Allianz shares gain 24.4 % as stock markets rally

Bullish equity markets

After a lacklustre start to the year 2013, European share prices started to fall in the spring, prompted by the financial crisis in Cyprus and the difficult political situation in Italy. As these economies started to heal, and with markets expecting central banks to stick to their expansionary monetary policies, share prices started to pick up considerably – before coming to an abrupt stop in June. This was triggered by hints made by the Federal Reserve Bank that it might start scaling down its bond purchase program before the end of 2013. Investors reacted by pulling considerable amounts of money out of the stock and bond markets - particularly from emerging markets. After further comments by the Federal Reserve Bank then suggested that an end to – or a restriction of – bond purchases was not looming on the horizon after all, share prices rallied during the second half of the year.

Allianz price significantly up

The gains made by Allianz shares in the previous year continued in a dynamic fashion in 2013, climbing by 24.4% to 130.35 euros. Assuming that the dividend was reinvested in Allianz shares, total shareholder return amounted to 29.1%. This rising share price reflects the company’s encouraging business development. The increase of our share price, however, was somewhat less than the STOXX Europe 600 Insurance (+28.9%) as market fears intensified during the course of the year that rising interest rates in the United States would slow down growth of our asset manager PIMCO. Allianz shares did, however, clearly outperform cross-industry indices like the EURO STOXX 50 (+17.9%).

Following the publication of the 2013 results, 59% of analysts issued a “buy” recommendation for Allianz shares - with an average price target of 140 euros.

Development of Allianz share versus STOXX EUROPE 600 Insurance and EURO STOXX 50

Rising share prices in 2013 also confirmed Allianz shares as an attractive investment for the longer term. For example, investors who have held our shares in their portfolios for five years and opted to reinvest their dividends in Allianz shares will have earned an average annual total shareholder return of 17.1%.

 

2012

Allianz shares increase in value by 41.8% – the highest rise in 15 years

Stock markets on the road to recovery

After a solid start to the year, market sentiment turned negative. This continued until the summer and was linked with the Greek sovereign debt crisis, growing concerns about the Spanish economy and fears that the Eurozone could disintegrate. It was only when the European Central Bank announced, in late July, that it would do everything in its power to safeguard the Euro that the turnaround started. Since then, confidence has risen and investors have returned to Europe’s stock exchanges. This has benefited the German stock market in particular, with the DAX gaining 29.1%, while the European EURO STOXX 50 index reported a more moderate increase of 13.8%.

Allianz stock gains 41.8%

Allianz shares gained 41.8%, the highest increase in value in 15 years, closing the year at 104.80 euros. In this respect, Allianz shares outperformed all the major benchmark indices, including the STOXX Europe 600 Insurance, which gained 32.9% – i.e. 8.9 percentage points less than Allianz shares did. Our shares were also well ahead of cross-sector indices like the DAX (+29.1%) or the EURO STOXX 50 (+13.8%). Assuming that the dividend was reinvested in Allianz shares, total shareholder return amounted to 49.8%. Our outstanding share price result was not only due to the easing of the European sovereign debt crisis but also due to our strong business performance. Following the publication of our 2012 results, 74% of analysts recommended buying Allianz shares – with an average price target of 116 euros.
Development of Allianz share versus STOXX EUROPE 600 Insurance and EURO STOXX 50

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Assumptions: reinvestment of dividends, adjustments for capital measures, buy and sell transactions at year end

What returns did you achieve with your investment in Allianz shares during the previous 25 years?

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Market capitalization

Allianz is valued on the stock market with 74.4 billion euros (as of June 30, 2022). This makes Allianz one of the most highly valued financial service providers in Europe.
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