Profit or loss for the period and earnings per share

Profit for the period in financial year 2013/14 totalled €182 million, an increase of €124 million over the previous year’s result (2012/13: €58 million). Net of non-controlling interests, profit for the period attributable to the shareholders of METRO AG totalled €127 million (2012/13: €–35 million). This represents a significant improvement of €162 million.

Profit for the period included special items totalling €491 million (2012/13: €522 million). As a result, profit for the period adjusted for these special items stood at €673 million (2012/13: €580 million).

In financial year 2013/14, METRO GROUP improved its earnings per share to €0.39 (2012/13): €–0.11). The calculation for the reporting period continued to be based on a weighted number of 326,787,529 shares. Profit for the period attributable to the shareholders of METRO AG of €127 million was distributed according to this number of shares. There was no dilution from so-called potential shares in financial year 2013/14 or in the previous year.

Earnings per share before special items totalled €1.84 (2012/13: €1.47). This result forms the basis for the dividend recommendation.

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9M 2013

12M 2012/13

12M 2013/14

absolute

%

1

After non-controlling interests

Profit or loss for the period

€ million

−71

58

182

124

Profit or loss for the period attributable to non-controlling interests

€ million

0

93

55

−38

−41.2

Profit or loss for the period attributable to shareholders of METRO AG

€ million

−71

−35

127

162

Earnings per share (basic = diluted)1

−0.22

−0.11

0.39

0.50

Earnings per share before special items1

0.03

1.47

1.84

0.37

24.7