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 2015/16 amounted to €1,552 million (2014/15: €+1,846 million). Investing activities led to cash outflow of €4 million (2014/15: €+785 million). Compared with the previous year’s period, this represents a decrease in cash flow before financing activities of €1,083 million to €1,548 million. Cash outflow from financing activities totalled €3,584 million (2014/15: €−597 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

2014/15

2015/16

1

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

Cash flow from operating activities of continuing operations

1,595

1,569

Cash flow from operating activities of discontinued operations

251

−17

Cash flow from operating activities

1,846

1,552

Cash flow from investing activities of continuing operations

−1,187

−224

Cash flow from investing activities of discontinued operations

1,972

220

Cash flow from investing activities

785

−4

Cash flow before financing activities of continuing operations

408

1,345

Cash flow before financing activities of discontined operations

2,223

203

Cash flow before financing activities

2,631

1,548

Cash flow from financing activities of continuing operations

−718

−3,584

Cash flow from financing activities of discontinued operations

121

0

Cash flow from financing activities

−597

−3,584

Total cash flows

2,034

−2,036

Currency effects on cash and cash equivalents

−25

−13

Total change in cash and cash equivalents

2,009

−2,049