Martin Ziegenbalg, Head of IR, reviews topics we have heard on our recent roadshows and conferences.
August 7, 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 7 August 2018.
Selected key figures Q2 2018
|Profit from operating activities (EBIT)||€m
|Return on sales1)||%||5.8||5.5||–||5.7||5.0||–|
|EBIT after asset charge (EAC)||€m
|Consolidated net profit for the period2)||€m
|Free cash flow||€m
|Earnings per share4)||€||1.02||0.91||–10.8||0.50||0.42||–16.0|
|Number of employees5)||519,544||532,859||2.6||–||–||–|
- After deduction of non-controlling interests.
- Prior-period amount as at 31 December, for the calculation see page 6 of the Interim Group Management Report.
- Basic earnings per share.
- Headcount at the end of the first half of the year, including trainees; prior-period number as at 31 December.