6. Earnings share of operating / non-operating companies recognised at equity
The earnings of operating companies recognised at equity that have an operational relation to ordinary business activities are shown in the income statement in the EBIT item earnings share of operating companies recognised at equity. This amounts to €14 million (2016/17: €14 million). Of these, €8 million (2016/17: €9 million) are attributable to the Others segment and €5 million (2016/17: €4 million) to the METRO Wholesale Western Europe (excluding Germany) segment. As in the past, the earnings share of non-operating companies recognised at equity is shown in the net financial result and amounts to €0 million (2016/17: €0 million). The earnings shares of operating and non-operating companies consolidated at equity amounted to €14 million (2016/17: €14 million).