Group key figures
Selected Key Figures
|Profit from operating activities (EBIT)||€m||720||873||21.3|
|Return on sales1)||%||4.9||6.3||–|
|EBIT after asset charge (EAC)||€m||332||490||47.6|
|Consolidated net profit for the period2)||€m
|Free cash flow||€m
|Earnings per share4)||€||0.41||0.53||29.3|
|Number of employees5)||497,745||494,849||–0.6|
- After deduction of non-controlling interests.
- Prior-period amount as at 31 December, for the calculation see the Interim Report as at 31 March 2016.
- Basic earnings per share.
- Headcount at the end of the first quarter, including trainees; prior-period amount as at 31 December.