Investor FAQ

When does Cencosud´s fiscal year-end?

Whole Foods Market operates on a 52 or 53 week fiscal year, ending the last Sunday in September. The first quarter consists of 16 weeks, the second and third quarters each consist of 12 weeks, and the fourth quarter consists of 12 or 13 weeks.

The calendar for fiscal year is as follows:

  • 1Q is the period beginning on January 1st and ends on March 31st
  • 2Q is the period beginning on April 1st and ends on June 31st
  • 3Q is the period beginning on July 1st and ends on September 30th
  • 4Q is the period beginning on October 1st and ends on December 31st

Dividend Policy

Subject to capital availability and a determination that cash dividends continue to be in the best interest of the Company's shareholders, it is the intention of the Board of Directors to pay a dividend on an ongoing basis. Chilean regulation mandates a minimum dividend payout of 30% of distributable net income a year. Please see the dividend's section on this website to check dividends paid on the last 3 years.

What is the tax treatment of the special dividend?

Dividends unless otherwise noted will be treated as "qualified dividend income" for U.S. federal income tax purposes. These dividends may also be considered "extraordinary" under the U.S. federal income tax rules depending on the facts and circumstances of the stockholder. We strongly urge each stockholder to consult with their tax advisor regarding their specific tax treatment of these dividends including all applicable state, local, foreign and U.S. federal tax considerations.

Does Cencosud sell stock direct to the public?

We do not have a plan in place to sell stock directly to the public.

Does Cencosud have a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP)?

We do not have a dividend reinvestment program.

What is the history of Cencosud Common Stock?

Cencosud´s IPO on the Santiago Stock Exchange took place in May 2004. Cencosud's initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange was on June 22, 2012. During 2017, Cencosud terminated the New York Stock Exchange level 3 ADR program.

Does Cencosud send out analyst reports?

Cencosud does not send out analyst reports as they are the property of the investment firms and typically only available to their clients.

Does Cencosud offer franchising opportunities?

No, we own and operate all of our stores.

How can I purchase Cencosud stock?

Cencosud common stock is traded on the Santiago Stock exchange, under the trading symbol Cencosud. To purchase Cencosud common stock, please consult a stockbroker.

Where does Cencosud Operate?

Cencosud currently operates in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia & Peru.

What are Cencosud´s main divisions?

Cencosud´s main operations include Supermarkets, Home Improvement, Department Stores, Shopping Centers and Financial Services.

Who are Cencosud´s principal shareholders?

Cencosud S.A. is controlled directly and indirectly by Mr. Horst Paulmann Kemna. Mr. Paulmann is the direct owner of approximately 2.457% of Cencosud S.A. shares and also controls indirectly 51.103% of Cencosud S.A. shares as the managing partner of Inversiones Quinchamali Limitada, corporation which is the direct owner of approximately 20.039% of Cencosud S.A. and has a controlling stake through his role of managing partner of Inversiones Latadia Limitada (direct owner of roughly 19.239% of Cencosud S.A.) and Inversiones Tano Limitada (direct owner of approximately 11.825% of Cencosud S.A.).

The members of Mr. Horst Paulmann Kemna’s family are also partners in Inversiones Quinchamali Limitada, and even direct owners of 1.482% additional Cencosud S.A. shares, which in total brings the direct and indirect participation of Mr. Horst Paulmann Kemna and his immediate family in Cencosud S.A. is over 55.042%. The remaining shares are listed on the Santiago Stock Exchange.

Who could I contact with any questions regarding Cencosud?

Investor Relations:

Marisol Fernandez IRO

Mafalda Torres, Investor Relations Deputy Manager

Some data:

  • Central Office: Santiago, Chile
  • 114,908 employees (3Q21)
  • Heike Paulmann, Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Matias Videla, CEO