Turbulent trading year 2009

The share of Deutsche Wohnen AG has altogether developed positively in the financial year 2009 and increased in price by 29 %. The market capitalisation amounted to EUR 548 million at the end of the year.

The trading year 2009 was characterised by strong turbulence. The global economic and financial crisis caused further downturns on the worldwide stock markets in the first two months. However, following comprehensive economic programs and the resulting hope for a recovery of the economic situation, an improvement became gradually visible in the middle of March. Particularly in April and July of 2009, share prices worldwide gained significantly.

The German key index DAX marked its lowest recorded level in the financial crisis on 6 March with 3,666 points. Since its highest level with 8,105 points in the middle of 2007, it had lost more than 50 percent. However, at the end of December 2009, it exceeded the mark of 6,000 points again - an increase of more than 60 %. An increase of 20 % with 5,957 points as of 31 December 2009 results for the whole year. The other indices were also able to gain considerably: the MDAX gained 30 % in value, the SDAX 25 %.

The real property values also benefited from the general recovery: the EPRA Europe index, which included 79 European companies as of 31 December 2009, grew by 22 % in the previous financial year. However, this did not approach the level on which it had been prior to the US real property crisis. The German sub-index EPRA Germany gained about 7 % in 2009, after losing 55 % in 2008.


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