Profit or loss for the period and earnings per share
The profit or loss for the period in financial year 2020/21 was €−45 million, €95 million higher than the profit or loss for the period from continuing operations of the previous year (2019/20: €−140 million).
The profit or loss for the period of the discontinued operations of METRO AG was €612 million in the previous year and included transaction proceeds.
Overall, the profit or loss for the period in financial year 2020/21 is thus significantly lower than the net result for the period of all activities in the previous year.
After deduction of the profit shares attributable to non-controlling interests, the profit or loss for the period attributable to the shareholders of METRO AG is €−56 million (2019/20: €460 million; thereof €−146 million from continuing operations).
On this basis, METRO achieved earnings of €−0.15 per share in financial year 2020/21 (2019/20: €1.27, of which €−0.40 came from continuing operations). The calculation for the reporting period was based on a weighted number of 363,097,253 shares. Profit or loss for the period attributable to shareholders of METRO AG was distributed according to this number of shares. There was no dilution from so-called potential shares in financial year 2020/21 or in the previous year.