Objective of Investor Relations
Marel is committed to providing stakeholders with comprehensive information on the company and its operations. Investor Relations (IR) is responsible for ensuring the company is appropriately and strategically positioned with analysts, investors, and other stakeholders.
The objective of the IR department within a company is to help investors make informed decisions in their actions regarding the company’s equity. The IR department does this by providing up-to-date information about the company’s operations, strategy, and financial disclosure to current and potential shareholders and third-party equity research analysts.
Sources of investor information
Marel aims to meet the highest standards in its investor relations by continuously improving the quality, transparency, and consistency of its information disclosure. Equal access to timely and accurate information, within limits set by commercial sensitivity, is key to building a relationship of mutual trust with current shareholders and potential investors.
The IR website
The IR website at marel.com/ir provides extensive information on Marel’s strategy, financial performance, and governance, specifically suited to its key audience of analysts, investors, and other stakeholders. This includes financial reports and presentations, as well as archived recordings from quarterly results, Capital Markets Day events, annual reports, and the Annual General Meeting.
Other material includes regulatory announcements, analyst coverage, financial reports, company presentations, share price data, major shareholders, dividend policy, the financial calendar, sustainability, and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG).
Detailed quarterly and annual financial reporting and analysis, including financial targets and comments on the progress of Marel’s operations, are available on the IR website. Investors and other stakeholders are invited to Marel’s annual and quarterly results presentations, where senior management presents Marel’s results in English for analysts and investors. Following the live webcast, a recording is archived and available on IR website.
The annual report is an excellent reflection of how Marel distinguishes itself from its competitors in terms of strategy, innovation, and performance. The annual report provides a comprehensive overview of Marel’s operations, key activities throughout the year, and commitment to sustainability and environmental, social, and corporate governance reporting. The annual report is available in English and easily accessible online through a desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone at marel.com/ar and is also downloadable as a PDF.
Roadshows and events
Marel regularly engages with current shareholders and potential investors during IR roadshows, conferences, and other events. Regular face-to-face meetings, be they in person or in virtual form, are essential for maintaining and strengthening investor confidence and belief in the company’s vision and strategy for delivering shareholder value.
In 2021, Marel participated in several investor conferences hosted by leading financial institutions. Marel was well represented at J.P. Morgan’s European Capital Goods CEO Conference, the Berenberg European Conference, and the Kepler Cheuvreux Autumn Conference, to name a few. In addition, Marel took part in several thematic investor events with great success.
Marel’s Capital Markets Day, held every 18-24 months, is also an excellent opportunity for market participants to engage with us and deepen their knowledge of Marel. In 2021, Marel hosted a series of virtual Capital Markets Day events where the company’s leadership was joined by experts and customers to give a comprehensive overview of how Marel delivers global, digital, and sustainable growth. Investor material from the event, including video recordings of all keynotes, is available online at marel.com/cmd.
Marel also uses social media to communicate with its key audience and share news and other material information. Improving engagement on social media is important in order to understand the sentiment of various stakeholders and boost retail investor participation. Marel has a presence on numerous social media platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.