24. Other financial and non-financial assets

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30/9/2014

30/9/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remaining term

 

Remaining term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

€ million

Total

up to 1 year

over 1 year

Total

up to 1 year

over 1 year

1

Adjustment of previous year’s figures (see notes to the group accounting principles and methods)

Receivables due from suppliers

1,668

1,6491

19

1,674

1,653

22

Miscellaneous financial assets

669

649

19

1,280

1,230

51

Other financial assets

2,337

2,298

39

2,954

2,882

72

Other tax receivables

464

464

0

358

358

0

Prepaid expenses and deferred charges

376

150

226

351

136

216

Miscellaneous non-financial assets

75

68

7

63

59

5

Other non-financial assets

915

681

234

773

553

220

Other financial and non-financial assets

3,252

2,981

272

3,727

3,435

292

Receivables due from suppliers comprise both invoiced and deferred income for subsequent supplier compensation (for example, bonuses and advertising subsidies) and creditors with debit balances.

Miscellaneous non-financial assets primarily include receivables from other financial transactions in the amount of €479 million (30/9/2014: €59 million), receivables from METRO Unterstützungskasse e. V. amounting to €221 million (30/9/2014: €208 million), receivables due from the Galeria Kaufhof group in the amount of €193 million (in particular receivables from profit and loss transfer agreements in financial year 2014/15), receivables from credit card transactions in the amount of €101 million (30/9/2014: €104 million), receivables and other non-financial assets in the real estate area amounting to €43 million (30/9/2014: €52 million), receivables from claims events in the amount of €28 million (30/9/2014: €4 million) and financing provisions amounting to €25 million (30/9/2014: €22 million). The deviation from the previous year relates to receivables from other financial transactions at €415 million and includes the transfer of cash and cash equivalents of MIAG Commanditaire Vennootschap to short-term money market funds.

Other tax receivables include entitlements to sales tax refunds totalling €153 million (30/9/2014: €263 million), not yet clearable input tax in the amount of €190 million (30/9/2014: €187 million) and other entitlements to tax refunds totalling €15 million (30/9/2014: €14 million).

Prepaid expenses and deferred charges include deferred rental, leasing and interest prepayments as well as miscellaneous deferments.

Miscellaneous non-financial assets particularly include interest receivables related to tax receivables and prepayments made on inventories.