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Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
€ millions See Note 2016 20151
Net income   2,882.0 2,779.6
Income tax expense 10 1,096.8 1,090.4
Net interest expense 9 117.0 245.6
EBIT   4,095.8 4,115.6
Interest paid     -136.1 -204.6
Interest received     24.2 31.1
Income tax paid   10, 26 -1,047.3 -1,015.3
Dividends received     45.1 48.0
Depreciation, amortization, impairment and reversal of impairment losses 6, 11, 12, 13 1,961.6 1,885.8
Income from at-equity accounted and other investments, incl. impairment and reversal of impairment losses 8, 14 -70.2 -62.2
Gains/losses from the disposal of assets, companies and business operations   -15.3 -16.9
Changes in        
    inventories   19 -326.5 -59.5
    trade accounts receivable   20 -631.7 -447.2
    trade accounts payable   30 748.1 400.0
    employee benefits and other provisions 24 384.8 213.4
    other assets and liabilities   -94.4 27.4
Cash flow arising from operating activities   4,938.1 4,915.6
Cash flow from the disposal of property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets 11, 12 53.0 35.7
Capital expenditure on property, plant and equipment, and software 11, 12 -2,592.5 -2,178.8
Capital expenditure on intangible assets from development projects and miscellaneous 11 -115.7 -85.8
Cash flow from the disposal of companies and business operations 5 4.6 13.8
Acquisition of companies and business operations 5 -516.2 -1,256.9
Cash flow arising from investing activities   -3,166.8 -3,472.0
        
Cash flow before financing activities (free cash flow)     1,771.3 1,443.6
Changes in short-term debt     -496.1 -774.1
Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt     659.7 549.2
Principal repayments on long-term debt     -503.6 -2,133.4
Successive purchases   -109.7 -27.3
Dividends paid   -750.0 -650.0
Dividends paid to and cash changes from equity transactions with non-controlling interests   -55.6 -62.5
Cash and cash equivalents arising from first consolidation of subsidiaries   0.6 0.5
Cash flow arising from financing activities   -1,254.7 -3,097.6
        
Change in cash and cash equivalents     516.6 -1,654.0
Cash and cash equivalents as at January 1     1,621.5 3,243.8
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     -31.1 31.7
Cash and cash equivalents as at December 31   21 2,107.0 1,621.5

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