Earnings per share

Earnings per share in accordance with IAS 33 for the 2016 financial year were €3.66 (previous year: 4.26). For continuing operations, earnings per share amount to €3.67 (previous year: 4.45).

The calculation of the earnings per share in accordance with IAS 33 is shown in the following table. To determine the average number of shares, additions are weighted in proportion to time.

2015
2016
Group share of profit in €m
800.1
706.2
Number of shares in ’000s (weighted average)
187,916
193,023
Earnings per share in €
4.26
3.66
Net income from continuing operations in €m – attributable to the parent entity
835.8
709.4
Earnings per share in € – continuing operations
4.45
3.67
Net income/loss from discontinued operations in €m – attributable to the parent entity
-35.7
-3.2
Earnings per share in € – discontinued operations
-0.19
-0.02