Liquidity (cash flow statement)

METRO GROUP’s liquidity is calculated on the basis of the cash flow statement. The cash flow statement serves to calculate and display the cash flows that METRO GROUP generated or employed during the financial year from 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.

Cash inflow from operating activities in financial year 2014/15 amounted to €1,846 million (2013/14: €+2,008 million). Investing activities led to a cash inflow of €785 million (2013/14: €–715 million). Compared with the previous year’s period, this represents an increase in cash flow before financing activities of €1,338 million to €2,631 million. Cash outflow from financing activities totalled €597 million (2013/14: €–1,448 million).

For more information, see the cash flow statement in the consolidated financial statements as well as the notes to the consolidated financial statements in no. 42 – notes to the cash flow statement.

Cash flow statement1

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€ million

2013/142

2014/15

1

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

2

Adjustment of previous year due to discontinued activities (see the notes to the consolidated financial statements – notes to the group accounting principles and methods)

Cash flow from operating activities of continuing operations

1,754

1,595

Cash flow from operating activities of discontinued operations

254

251

Cash flow from operating activities

2,008

1,846

Cash flow from investing activities of continuing operations

−593

−1,187

Cash flow from investing activities of discontinued operations

−122

1,972

Cash flow from investing activities

−715

785

Cash flow before financing activities of continuing operations

1,161

408

Cash flow before financing activities of discontinued operations

132

2,223

Cash flow before financing activities

1,293

2,631

Cash flow from financing activities of continuing operations

−1,352

−718

Cash flow from financing activities of discontinued operations

−96

121

Cash flow from financing activities

−1,448

−597

Total cash flows

−155

2,034

Currency effects on cash and cash equivalents

−1

−25

Total change in cash and cash equivalents

−156

2,009