Profit or loss for the period and earnings per share

Profit or loss for the period in the short financial year 2013 was €–71 million, €57 million below the previous year’s figure. Net of non-controlling interests, profit or loss for the period attributable to the shareholders of METRO AG amounted to €–71 million (9M 2012: €–19 million).

Profit or loss for the period includes special items totalling €87 million (9M 2012: €179 million). As a result, profit or loss for the period adjusted for these special items stood at €16 million (9M 2012: €165 million).

In the short financial year 2013, METRO GROUP generated earnings per share of €–0.22 (9M 2012: €–0.06). As in the previous year, the calculation for the reporting period was based on a weighted number of 326,787,529 shares. Profit or loss for the period attributable to the shareholders of METRO AG of €–71 million was distributed to METRO AG shareholders according to this number of shares. There was no dilution from so-called potential shares in the short financial year 2013 or in the previous year.

Earnings per share before special items totalled €0.03 (9M 2012: €0.49).

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12M 2012

9M 2012

9M 2013

Absolute

%

1

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

2

After non-controlling interests

Profit or loss for the period1

€ million

115

–14

–71

–57

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

€ million

98

5

0

–5

Profit or loss for the period attributable to shareholders of METRO AG1

€ million

17

–19

–71

–52

Earnings per share (basic = diluted)1, 2

0.05

–0.06

–0.22

–0.16

Earnings per share before special items1, 2

1.93

0.49

0.03

–0.46

–94.3