Vienna Stock Exchange News

Vienna Stock Exchange Award: The Austrian Oscar of the financial community goes to CA Immo

  • 350 guests joined the Vienna Stock Exchange Award at the Palais Niederösterreich
  • CA Immo, AT&S and Flughafen Wien ranked first in the various categories
  • Finance Minister Löger wants to make red-white-red bull strength more accessible to companies

(Vienna) Today, the Vienna Stock Exchange honored Austria’s top companies with an award for the 11th year running. In the presence of numerous representatives from business and politics, the Vienna Stock Exchange and its partners selected winners in four categories. CA Immobilien Anlagen AG is at the top of the podium in the “ATX” category as well as the “Corporate Bonds” category. This makes CA Immo the second company in the history of the Vienna Stock Exchange Award which won awards in two categories in one ceremony. The company scored with the jury with excellent financial reporting and investor relations, management and sustainability and thus won the category. In the category "Small & Mid Cap" AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG was ranked first for the third time. The performance of the listed companies was evaluated by a jury of experts of the Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (ÖVFA). APA-Finance and a team of selected financial journalists awarded Flughafen Wien AG first place for its excellent media work. The jury highlighted the reliable and transparent communication and the outstanding willingness of the management board members to engage in a dialogue with journalists.

"Every year we take great pleasure in honoring particularly outstanding and committed companies. These companies not only make their own products and services visible, they are also Austria’s flagships abroad. We want to thank them with this award," said Christoph Boschan, CEO of Vienna stock exchange, on the sidelines of the event. "The international visibility of Austrian companies is significant. Investment opportunities in Austrian companies are recognized and strongly taken advantage of worldwide – around 80% of our share turnover comes from abroad," adds Boschan.

"Austrian companies should be able to make better use of the Austrian bull strength for themselves," said Finance Minister Hartwig Löger in his speech. "We have already set the first impulses and we also want to create understanding for the structures and developments in the economic and financial world among the Austrians. The listed companies, which have received awards today, are not only driving forces for Austria as a business location, they are also appealing employers and essential for Austria's prosperity," said Finance Minister Löger.

About the Award

The Vienna Stock Exchange Award is a joint initiative of the following players on the Austrian capital market: Aktienforum, APA-Finance, Cercle Investor Relations Austria (C.I.R.A.), Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (ÖVFA) with CFA Society Austria, Association of Austrian Investment Fund Management Companies (VÖIG), Vienna Stock Exchange, Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO) and Zertifikate Forum Austria.

The selection of the winners of the ATX, Small & Mid Cap, Corporate Bond Awards was made by a jury of experts from the Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (ÖVFA). Fritz Mostböck, President of ÖVFA and Head of Group Research of Erste Group Bank AG, explains the criteria according to which companies are evaluated: “For the ATX and Small & Mid Cap Awards financial reporting, investor relations, strategy and corporate governance as well as sustainable orientation and market-related facts such as price performance and liquidity were the main criteria for evaluation. The decisive factors for the Corporate Bond Award are the annual report, information and communication policy with analysts and the existence of a rating". The best media work of listed companies was awarded by a team of selected financial journalists headed by APA-Finance. Criteria included authentic corporate communication, the preparation of press documents, the design of the website and the annual report, and last but not least, personal contact with journalists.

Overview Award Winners 2018

ATX Award

1. Place: CA Immobilien Anlagen AG
2. Place: Raiffeisen Bank International AG
3. Place: OMV AG

Small & Mid Cap Award

1. Place: AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG
2. Place: AMAG Austria Metall AG
3. Place: Polytec Holding AG

Corporate Bond Award

1. Place: CA Immobilien Anlagen AG
2. Place: OMV AG
3. Place: Immofinanz AG

Journalist Award

1. Place: Flughafen Wien AG
2. Place: voestalpine AG
3. Place: Erste Group Bank AG

Video of the award ceremony
Photo gallery


For further information, please contact:

Julia Resch

Julia Resch

T +43 1 531 65-186

Maria Zorn

Maria Zorn

T +43 1 531 65-110

About the Vienna Stock Exchange

The Vienna Stock Exchange is the only securities exchange in Austria. It features a modern infrastructure and supplies market data and relevant information.  It offers Austrian companies maximum visibility, high liquidity and utmost transparency. Investors can rely on the smooth and efficient execution of exchange trades. The Vienna Stock Exchange operates a central market datafeed for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and is well established as an expert for the calculation of indices with a reference to the region. Wiener Börse AG, together with its holding company, CEESEG, cooperates with over ten exchanges in CEE and is globally recognized for this unique know-how.

Exclusion of Liability

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and forecasts that are based on assumptions current made at the time of publication of this press release. We do not assume any liability for these forward-looking statements materializing. Furthermore, we would like to explicitly point out that this press release cannot serve as a basis for investment decisions and may not be construed as a solicitation to buy or a recommendation to invest by Wiener Börse AG. No liability is assumed for the information given in this press release.

Price Information

CA Immobilien Anlagen AG
Raiffeisen Bank Internat. AG
AT&S Austria Tech.&Systemtech.
AMAG Austria Metall AG
Flughafen Wien AG
voestalpine AG
Erste Group Bank AG