According to the publication dated November 11, 2022, Vonovia’s credit rating as awarded by the agency Standard & Poor’s is at BBB+ with a stable outlook for the long-term issuer credit rating and A-2 for the short-term issuer credit rating. At the same time, the credit rating for the issued and unsecured bonds is BBB+.
Furthermore, in an announcement dated November 1, 2022, Vonovia was awarded a rating of Baa1 with a stable outlook by the rating agency Moody’s.
Vonovia received an A- investment grade rating from the rating agency Scope, which was most recently confirmed in a publication dated July 8, 2022.
Vonovia SE has launched an EMTN program (European medium-term notes program). This program, which was originally launched via Vonovia Finance B.V., allows funds to be raised quickly at any time, without any major administrative outlay, using bond issues. The prospectus for the € 40 billion program, which was published on March 18, 2022, is to be updated annually and approved by the financial supervisory authority of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (CSSF).
As of the reporting date of December 31, 2022, Vonovia had placed a total bond volume of € 26.1 billion, € 25.8 billion of which relates to the EMTN program. There are also Deutsche Wohnen bonds worth a further € 1.8 billion.
On January 18, 2022, Vonovia SE took out a commercial paper of € 500.0 million with a maturity of three months. This was repaid in full on April 21, 2022.
A bond in the amount of € 500.0 million issued in 2017 was repaid as scheduled in January 2022.
Deutsche Wohnen repaid registered bonds worth € 150.0 million and a bearer bond in the amount of € 100.0 million as scheduled in January 2022.
In addition, an unscheduled repayment was made on a registered bond in the amount of € 76.3 million in February 2022.
On February 16, 2022, Vonovia SE issued promissory note loans of € 1,010.0 million with maturities of between 5 and 30 years and an average interest rate of 1.13%.
On February 25, 2022, Vonovia took out secured financing with Landesbank Baden-Württemberg in the amount of € 175.0 million with a maturity of ten years.
On February 25, 2022, Vonovia SE took out an unsecured loan with Caixabank S.A. in the amount of € 142.0 million with a maturity of five years.
On February 25, 2022, Vonovia SE took out an unsecured loan with DZ Bank AG in the amount of € 250.0 million with a maturity of seven years.
The bridge facility taken out in connection with the acquisition of Deutsche Wohnen was valued at € 3,490.0 million and repaid in full as of March 1, 2022
On March 21, 2022, Vonovia SE placed two social bonds in a total amount of € 1,650.0 million with maturities of 3.85 and 6.25 years, as well as a green bond worth € 850.0 million with a maturity of ten years. The bonds, which have a total amount of € 2,500.0 million, bear interest at a rate of 1.375%, 1.875% and 2.375%.
On March 30, 2022, Vonovia issued two variable-rate SEK bonds worth a total of SEK 1,250.0 million with maturities of two and five years that were disbursed on April 8, 2022.
On April 1, 2022, Vonovia took out secured financing with Berlin Hyp in the amount of € 175.0 million with a maturity of ten years.
On April 12, 2022, Vonovia took out secured financing with Bayern LB in the amount of € 150.0 million with a maturity of ten years.
May 2022 saw the early repayment of a € 500.0 million bond from 2014 that was set to mature in July 2022.
In June 2022, a € 500.0 million bond from 2016 was repaid as scheduled.
On November 10, 2022, Vonovia SE issued two social and green bonds in a total amount of € 1,500.0 million with maturities of 4.5 and 8 years. The bonds bear interest at 4.75% and 5.00%.
In November 2022, Vonovia published a tender offer to buy back bonds maturing in 2023 and 2024. € 1,044.7 million relating to eight different bonds was bought back early within this context.
Deutsche Wohnen repaid secured financing in the amount of € 284.2 million pro rata and ahead of schedule in December 2022.
The debt maturity profile of Vonovia’s financing was as follows as of December 31, 2022:
In connection with the issue of unsecured bonds by Vonovia Finance B.V., Vonovia has undertaken to comply with the following standard market covenants:
- Limitations on incurrence of financial indebtedness
- Maintenance of consolidated coverage ratio
- Maintenance of total unencumbered assets
The existing structured and secured financing arrangements also require adherence to certain standard market covenants. Any failure to meet the agreed financial covenants could have a negative effect on the liquidity status.
The key debt ratios are as follows as of the reporting date:
LTV (loan to value)
in € million
Dec. 31, 2021*
Dec. 31, 2022
Change in %
Non-derivative financial liabilities
Foreign exchange rate effects
Cash and cash equivalents**
Adjusted net debt
Fair value of the real estate portfolio
Loans to companies holding immovable property and land
Shares in other real estate companies
Adjusted fair value of the real estate portfolio
Adjusted EBITDA Total
Net Debt/EBITDA multiple
- * Adjusted after closing of Deutsche Wohnen PPA.
- ** Incl. term deposits not classified as cash equivalents.
- *** Average over 5 quarters.
In December 2022, Vonovia repaid a floating rate bond from 2018 in the amount of € 600.0 million as planned.
The financial covenants have been fulfilled as of the reporting date.
LTV Bond Covenants
in € million
Dec. 31, 2021
Dec. 31, 2022
Change in %
ICR bond covenants
LTV bond covenants