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.
Selected key figures Q3 2018
|Profit from operating activities (EBIT)||€m
|Return on sales1)||%||5.8||4.5||–||5.7||2.5||–|
|EBIT after asset charge (EAC)||€m
|Consolidated net profit for the period2)||€m
|Free cash flow||€m
|Earnings per share4)||€||1.55||1.03||–33.5||0.53||0.12||–77.4|
|Number of employees5)||519,544||543,612||4.6||–||–||–|
- After deduction of non-controlling interests.
- Prior-period amount as at 31 December, for the calculation see page 7 of the Interim Group Management Report.
- Basic earnings per share.
- Headcount at the end of the third quarter, including trainees; prior-period number as at 31 December.
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