Capital return & financing

Dividends, share buyback, bonds and credit rating, standby facility

Dividend proposals

ASML aims to distribute a dividend that will be growing over time, paid semi-annually.

On an annual basis, the Board of Management, upon prior approval from the Supervisory Board, submits a proposal to the AGM with respect to the amount of dividend to be declared with respect to the prior year, taking into account any interim dividend distributions. The dividend proposal in any given year will be subject to availability of distributable profits, retained earnings and cash, and may be affected by, among other things, our view of potential future liquidity requirements including for investments in production capacity, working capital requirements, the funding of our R&D programs and acquisition opportunities that may arise from time to time.

The following graph shows the last five years of dividend paid, in EUR:

Dividend proposal

ASML intends to declare a total dividend in respect of 2021 of €5.50 per ordinary share. Recognizing the interim dividend of €1.80 per ordinary share paid in November 2021, this leads to a final dividend proposal to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (to be held on April 29, 2022) of €3.70 per ordinary share.


Ex-dividend date and fixing date EUR/USD conversion for NY shares: May 3, 2022

Record date Euronext & Nasdaq: May 4, 2022

Dividend payment date: May 12, 2022

Share buyback

In addition to dividend payments, we intend to return cash to our shareholders on a regular basis through share buybacks or capital repayment, subject to our actual and anticipated level of liquidity requirements and other relevant factors.

The following graph shows the last five years of share buyback repurchased, cumulative from initial start in 2006, in million EUR:

Find out more about previous and current share buyback programs.

Bond and credit rating

The following graph shows the current debt maturity schedule in EUR millions:

Bond Information

The following table shows the bond information for each debt type:

Debt type Issuer Maturity Currency Volume Outstanding (mln €) ISIN code
0.625% EUR Bond ASML Holding N.V. 7 Jul 2022 EUR 500 XS1405774990
3.375% EUR Bond ASML Holding N.V. 19 Sep 2023 EUR 750 XS0972530561
1.375% EUR Bond ASML Holding N.V. 7 Jul 2026 EUR 1,000 XS1405780963
1.625% EUR Bond ASML Holding N.V. 28 May 2027 EUR 750 XS1527556192
 0.625% EUR Bond  ASML Holding N.V. 7 May 2029   EUR 750   XS2166219720
0.250% EUR Bond ASML Holding N.V. 25 Feb 2030  EUR  750    XS2010032378
Credit Rating

ASML is committed to maintain a capital structure that supports a solid investment grade credit rating. Regular review meetings are held between rating agencies and ASML senior management. See table for present rating and outlook:

Rating agency Long-term rating Outlook Related links
Moody's* A2 stable Moody's credit opinion, September 1, 2021
Fitch** A- stable Fitch rating report, July 20, 2021

*Rating  upgraded to A2 from A3 on August 30, 2021

**Rating affirmed on June 24, 2021


Standby Facility

EUR 700 million syndicated revolving credit facility - not used.

Key terms & conditions:

Borrower Facility amount Maturity
ASML Holding N.V. € 700 million 2026