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Cash Flow Statement

in € million H1 2018 H1 2017
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Current Investments (at beginning of period) 1,853 1,548
Current Investments (at beginning of period) 954 944
Cash & Cash Equivalents (at beginning of period) 899 604
Operating Activities    
EBITDA 1,029 689
Change in Working  Capital -504 -293
Income Tax -43 -37
Other 21 -30
Cash provided by Operating Activities (Operating cash flow) 503 329
Investing Activities    
Capital Expenditures -319 -250
Payments regarding drawing rights -17 -3
Acquisitions -2 -47
Disposal of Subsidiaries, Businesses & Associates 30 -12
Disposal of Other Non-current Assets 1 9
Change in Fixed-term Deposits -52 65
Interest Received 9 7
Dividend and capital (re)payments -21 -45
Other 7 8
Cash used in Investing Activities -364 -268
Dividend -139 -135
Interest Paid -25 -39
Repurchase of shares -137 -146
Proceeds from re-issued treasury shares 58 57
Change in Commercial Paper   0
Proceeds from / repayments of corporate bonds   0
Other Cash from/ used in Financing Activities 33 -10
Cash from / used in Financing Activities -210 -273
Exchange Differences -15 -23
Cash and Cash Equivalents (end of period) 813 369
Current Investment (end of period) 1,006 869
Cash and Cash Equivalents & Current Investments (end of period) 1,819 1,238