Cash flow statement1 for the financial year from 1 January to 31 December 2012

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€ million

2011

2012

1

The cash flow statement is explained in the notes to the consolidated financial statements in no. 40 „Notes to the cash flow statement

2

Also includes depreciation and amortisation on assets held for sale

3

Adjustment of previous year (see chapter “Notes to the Group accounting principles and methods”)

4

Adjustment of previous year by the “Change in cash and cash equivalents due to first-time consolidation of companies”

5

The previous year’s figure has been adjusted due to the gross statement of additions and disposals relating to the commercial paper programmes

EBIT

2,113

1,391

Depreciation/amortisation/Impairment losses/reversal of impairment losses of assets excl. financial investments2

1,316

1,623

Change in provisions for pensions and other provisions3

–24

144

Change in net working capital3

–174

80

Income taxes paid

–632

–627

Reclassification of gains (-) / losses (+) from the disposal of fixed assets

–197

–232

Other3

–310

–39

Cash flow from operating activities

2,092

2,340

Corporate acquisitions4

–106

4

Investments in tangible assets (excl. finance leases)3

–1,360

–1,304

Other investments

–172

–143

Divestments

2

14

Disposal of fixed assets

367

571

Gains (+) / losses (-) from the disposal of fixed assets

197

232

Cash flow from investing activities

–1,072

–626

Profit distribution

 

 

to METRO AG shareholders

–442

–442

to other shareholders

–158

–97

Raising of borrowings5

8,155

8,899

Redemption of borrowings5

–9,403

–7,534

Interest paid

–683

–650

Interest received

120

147

Profit and loss transfers and other financing activities

–30

–44

Cash flow from financing activities

–2,441

279

Total cash flows

–1,421

1,993

Exchange rate effects on cash and cash equivalents

–23

17

Total change in cash and cash equivalents

–1,444

2,010

Total cash and cash equivalents on 1 January

4,799

3,355

Total cash and cash equivalents on 31 December

3,355

5,365

less cash and cash equivalents held for sale on 31 December

0

–66

Cash and cash equivalents held for sale on 31 December

3,355

5,299