Expected earnings position: outlook for METRO GROUP and its segments

The outlook is based on the current group structure and adjusted for currency effects. In addition, it is based on the assumption of a continuously complex geopolitical situation.

Expected sales development at METRO GROUP in 2015/16

For financial year 2015/16, METRO GROUP expects to see a slight rise in overall sales, despite the persistently challenging economic environment.

In like-for-like sales, METRO GROUP foresees another slight increase that will follow the reporting period’s rise of 1.5 per cent. The sales lines METRO Cash & Carry and Media-Saturn in particular are expected to contribute to both overall sales and like-for-like sales growth; we expect the Real sales line to improve its performance compared with financial year 2014/15.

Expected earnings development at METRO GROUP in 2015/16

In financial year 2015/16, earnings development will also be shaped by the persistently challenging economic environment.

Nevertheless, METRO GROUP is confident that it can again achieve an earnings increase as a result of the progress it has made and will continue to make in transforming its business models. Aside from operational improvements, METRO GROUP will again closely focus on efficient structures and strict cost management in this context in 2015/16.

For these reasons, we expect EBIT before special items to rise slightly above the €1,511 million achieved in financial year 2014/15, including income from real estate sales. METRO Cash & Carry and Media-Saturn in particular are expected to contribute to this development, while the development of the Real sales line will depend on the successful implementation of the measures that have been initiated.