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Warsaw Stock Exchange Basic Facts













September 2012


The Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) is one of the most dynamically developing stock exchanges in Europe.
Established Warsaw in 1991 by the Polish government, currently, the WSE is the biggest stock exchange in Central and Eastern Europe.
In 2011, on both equity markets operated by the WSE were registered 201 IPOs which is the highest number in Europe.
The Warsaw Stock Exchange operates four markets: Main market, NewConnect, Catalyst and WSE Energy Market.
On the Main market are traded equities, bonds, pre-emptive rights, rights to shares, investment certificates, structured instruments, ETFs, warrants and derivatives, i.e. futures contracts, options and index participation units.
NewConnect market is an alternative trading system designed for young companies, especially from the sector of new technologies.
Catalyst is a market for debt instruments such as: municipal, corporate and mortgage bonds.
The WSE Energy Market is a transaction platform for energy deals and energy-related futures for all categories of players on the energy market.
The supervision of the Warsaw Stock Exchange market is carried out by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (PFSA).

Warsaw Stock Exchange Fact Sheet for 2011

Domestic companies: market capitalization (at year-end) PLN 446.2 billion
Foreign companies: market capitalization (at year-end) PLN 196.7 billion
Turnover value (cash market) PLN 287.4 billion
Turnover value (derivatives market) PLN 385.2 billion
Turnover value per session (all financial instruments) PLN 2 587.2 million
Number of transactions per session (all financial instruments) 74 100
Number of newly listed companies in 2011 38
Number of all listed companies (at year-end) 426 incl. foreign companies 39
WIG20 index change in 2011 -21.85 %
mWIG40 index change in 2011 -22.51 %
sWIG80 index change in 2011 -30.47 %
WIG-Plus index change in 2011 -40.47 %
WIG index change in 2011 -20.83 %
P/E ratio (at year-end) 9.8
P/BV ratio (at year-end) 0.89


Source: WSE

Article by www.polstock.pl.


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