Overview of group business developments
In financial year 2013/14, METRO GROUP sales, adjusted for portfolio and currency effects, grew by 1.3 per cent. Like-for-like sales also grew, increasing slightly by 0.1 per cent. Significantly negative currency and portfolio effects, especially through the disposal of Real Eastern Europe, led to a 4.0 per cent decline in sales to €63.0 billion.
Group EBIT reached a total of €1,273 million in financial year 2013/14. EBIT before special items totalled €1,727 million.