Asset, financial and earnings position
Overall statement by the Management Board of METRO AG on the business development and situation of METRO
In financial year 2016/17, global economic growth was much more solid and improved slightly compared to the previous year. Nevertheless, there are uncertainties regarding future development, especially in the political sphere.
Overall, the Management Board can look back on a good year. The transitional year was completed successfully and business was refocused by dividing up the existing METRO GROUP. The IPO of the new METRO on 13 July marked a milestone. Customer orientation is the top priority for the new METRO. METRO’s sustainable business models and digital solutions aim at generating additional value for our customers, which in turn delivers additional value to our shareholders.
Overall, the Management Board is satisfied with the company’s performance. As a result, we will once again propose an attractive dividend to our shareholders.