Consolidated cash flow statement1

The cash flow statement serves to identify and display the cash flows that METRO GROUP generated or employed in the financial year from current operating, investing and financing activities. In addition, it shows the changes in cash and cash equivalents between the beginning and end of the financial year.

During the reporting year, total cash flows of €2,340 million (previous year: €2,092 million) were generated from current operating activities. Investing activities led to cash outflows of €626 million (previous year: €1,072 million). This results in a year-on-year increase in cash flow before financing activities of €694 million to €1,714 million in the financial year 2012. Cash flow from financing activities showed inflows of €279 million (previous year: outflows of €2,441 million).

Additional information is included in the notes to the consolidated financial statements in no. 40 “Notes to the cash flow statement”.

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Cash flow1

 

 

 

€ million

2011

2012

1

Abridged version. The complete version is shown in the consolidated financial statements.

2

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

3

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

Cash flow from operating activities2

2,092

2,340

Cash flow from investing activities3

–1,072

–626

Cash flow before financing activities

1,020

1,714

Cash flow from financing activities

–2,441

279

Total cash flows

–1,421

1,993

Currency effects on cash and cash equivalents

–23

17

Change in cash and cash equivalents

–1,444

2,010