7. Earnings share of operating/non-operating companies recognised at equity

The earnings of operating companies recognised at equity that have an operational relation to the ordinary business activities are shown in the income statement in the item. It amounts to €19 million (2019/20: €14 million). Of this, €10 million (2019/20: €6 million) is attributable to the METRO Western Europe (excluding Germany) segment and €7 million (2019/20: €7 million) to the Others segment as well as €3 million (2019/20: €1 million) to the METRO Asia segment.

EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Profit or loss before financial result and (income) taxes. Due to its independence from different forms of financing and tax systems, this key figure is also used for international comparison with other companies, among other things.