Annual closing prices - Volkswagen shares 2013-2018

In 2018, Volkswagen shares closed at almost 140 euros: Volkswagen's preference shares were valued at just under 139 euros, while ordinary shares closed at a little over 139 euros. In 2018, Volkswagen’s shares were worth significantly less than five years earlier. Much of this drop in value is attributed to the company’s involvement in the 2015 diesel emissions scandal.

Effects on stock price

Shareholders of Volkswagen stock are experiencing continuous ups and downs. VW shares took a hit in 2015, when the manufacturer of light and commercial vehicles recorded an operating loss of more than four billion euros for the financial year. In September 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violations to Volkswagen. The release of this paper led to a decline in value of Volkswagen's shares, and a lack of transparency from the board has cost VW further damage. Profits have recovered quickly and so did product sales, but the emissions scandal is still ongoing. Several firm representatives face legal action for intentionally withholding information from investors.

Volkswagen's annual closing share prices from FY 2013 to FY 2018, by type

Common stockPreferred stock
2018139.1138.92
2017168.7166.45
2016136.75133.35
2015142.3133.75
2014180.1184.65
2013196.9204.15
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

FY 2013 to FY 2018

Supplementary notes

One euro is approximately equal to 1.14474 U.S. dollars (as of December 31, 2018).

The figures for 2013 through 2016 were taken from various annual reports published by the company.

Preference shares have a slightly higher priority claim on the assets on a company but do not have voting rights.

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