Cash flow statement1

Cash flow statement1 for the financial year from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016

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Note no.2

2014/15

2015/16

1

The cash flow statement is explained in the notes to the consolidated financial statements in no. 42 – notes to the cash flow statement

2

Deviations from the balance sheet values result from adjusted translation effects and changes in the consolidation group

3

The reported dividend includes dividends to non-controlling interests in the amount of €–24 million (2014/15: €–25 million) whose interests are shown fully as debt capital due to put options

4

The reported dividend includes dividends to non-controlling interests in the amount of €–6 million (2014/15: €–7 million) whose interests are shown fully as debt capital due to put options

EBIT

 

711

1,513

Depreciation/amortisation/impairment losses/reversal of impairment losses of assets excl. financial investments

15

1,465

1,017

Change in provisions for post-employment benefits plans and similar obligations

33, 34

104

11

Change in net working capital

26, 27, 36

−305

−283

Income taxes paid

 

−547

−390

Reclassification of gains (−) / losses (+) from the disposal of fixed assets

 

−214

−145

Other

 

381

−154

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

Acquisition of subsidiaries

 

−251

−112

Investments in property, plant and equipment (excl. finance leases)

21, 22

−986

−902

Other investments

 

−619

−290

Disposals of subsidiaries

31

66

357

Disposal of long-term assets

20, 21, 22, 23

389

578

Gains (+) / losses (−) from the disposal of fixed assets

 

214

145

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

Dividends paid

32

 

 

to METRO AG shareholders

 

−3193

−3513

to other shareholders

 

−454

−384

Redemption of liabilities from put options of non-controlling interests

 

0

−89

Proceeds from long-term financial liabilities

 

3,537

540

Redemption of financial liabilities

 

−3,624

−3,399

Interest paid

 

−334

−316

Interest received

 

59

105

Profit and loss transfers and other financing activities

 

8

−36

Cash outflow for financing of discontinued operations

 

0

0

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

Cash and cash equivalents as of 1 October

 

2,408

4,417

less cash and cash equivalents shown under IFRS 5 assets

 

2

2

Cash and cash equivalents as of 1 October

 

2,406

4,415

Total cash and cash equivalents as of 30 September

 

4,417

2,368

less cash and cash equivalents shown under IFRS 5 assets

 

2

0

Cash and cash equivalents as of 30 September

30

4,415

2,368