55 Capital Management
Vonovia’s management aims to achieve a long-term increase in value in the interests of customers, employees and investors. Within this context, maintaining a degree of financial flexibility in order to be able to pursue the company’s growth and portfolio optimization strategy is crucial. This is why Vonovia’s capital management focuses on ensuring our investment grade rating. The priority is to ensure sufficient liquidity resources and maintain an efficient ratio between secured and non-secured capital components.
As part of the opportunities and risk management of Vonovia, the members of the Management Board are given monthly reports on the development of results and their potential effects on the capital structure.
The equity situation of the subsidiaries is regularly examined.
Vonovia’s equity developed as follows:
Vonovia’s equity development
in € million
Dec. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2021
Vonovia plans to continue funding possible acquisitions by an optimal mix of debt capital and equity.
In order to protect itself against changes in exchange rates and interest rates, Vonovia regularly contracts derivative hedging transactions in the case of liabilities with variable interest rates or liabilities in foreign currencies. The Finance and Treasury department is responsible for implementing the approved financing strategy.