14. Earnings per share

Earnings per share are determined by dividing profit or loss for the period attributable to METRO AG shareholders by the weighted number of issued shares. In the calculation of earnings per share, an additional dividend is generally deducted from profit or loss for the period attributable to METRO AG shareholders. There was no dilution in the reporting period or the year before from so-called potential shares.

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2013/14

2014/15

Weighted number of no-par-value shares outstanding

326,787,529

326,787,529

Profit or loss for the period attributable to shareholders of METRO AG (€ million)

127

672

Earnings per share in € (basic = diluted)

0.39

2.06

Earnings per preference share amounted to €2.12 in the financial year (2013/14: €0.45) and thus exceed earnings per share by the amount of the additional dividend for preference shares of €0.06 (2013/14: €0.06).