Q3 Reporting

November 6, 2018 – Conference Call

Dr Frank Appel (CEO) and Melanie Kreis (CFO) presented and explained the Group financial results for the reporting period during a conference call on November 6, 2018.

Q3 2018 results wrap-up

Martin Ziegenbalg (Head of Investor Relations) presents Q3 2018 results in a brief video.

Martin Ziegenbalg, Head of IR

Selected key figures Q3 2018

    9M 2017
9M 2018
+/–% Q3 2017
Q3 2018
+/–%
Revenue
€m
44,335 44,624 0.7 14,639 14,849 1.4
Profit from operating activities (EBIT) €m
2,560 2,028 –20.8 834 376 –54.9
Return on sales1) % 5.8 4.5 5.7 2.5
EBIT after asset charge (EAC) €m
1,379 207 −85.0 447 –245 <–100
Consolidated net profit for the period2) €m
1,876 1,262 −32.7 641 146 –77.2
Free cash flow €m
457 –248 <–100 502 143 –71.5
Net debt3) €m
1,938 13,518 >100
Earnings per share4) 1.55 1.03 –33.5 0.53 0.12 –77.4
Number of employees5)   519,544 543,612 4.6
1)
EBIT/revenue.
2)
After deduction of non-controlling interests.
3)
Prior-period amount as at 31 December, for the calculation see page 7 of the Interim Group Management Report.
4)
Basic earnings per share.
5)
Headcount at the end of the third quarter, including trainees; prior-period number as at 31 December.

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