€ million 2018/191 2019/20 Change in %
Key financial figures for continuing operations
Sales development (like-for-like) % 2.1 –3.9 -
Sales development in local currency % 2.2 –4.0 -
Sales (net) 27,082 25,632 -5.4
Adjusted EBITDA 1,392 1,158 –16.8
Transformation costs 0 47 -
Earnings contributions from real estate transactions 339 3 –99.2
EBITDA 1,731 1,113 –35.7
EBIT 957 257 –73.1
EBT (earnings before taxes) 728 –32 -
Profit or loss for the period2 421 –146 -
Earnings per share (basic = diluted) 1.16 –0.40 -
Dividend per ordinary share 0.70 0.703 -
Dividend per preference share 0.70 0.703 -
Cash flow from operating activities 1,209 646 –46.6
Investments 826 627 –24.1
Net debt 5,419 3,771 –30.4
Employees (annual average by headcount) 101,654 97,639 –3.9

1 Adjustment of previous year due to full retrospective application of IFRS 16 (Leases).
2 Attributable to METRO shareholders.
3 Subject to the resolution of the Annual General Meeting.

Index/ranking Rating/score Scale Publication date
Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World/Europe 81
Index member
0 to 100 11/2020
ISS-oekom Corporate Rating C+ Prime Status D– to A+ 04/2020
CDP Climate Scoring A F to A 12/2020
CDP Water Scoring B F to A 12/2020
CDP Forest Scoring B (palm oil, paper), B– (soy),
C (cattle)
F to A 12/2020
FTSE4Good Global/Europe Index Index member - 06/2020
MSCI Index member - -

Explanation: As part of our stakeholder dialogue, we inform the capital market about our sustainability management activities. This means our sustainability performance is rated by independent third parties.

In financial year 2019/20, METRO was again listed in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe and World.

As the CDP results were only published in December after the non-financial disclosure had been audited, the CDP rating results shown here differ from the status of the non-financial disclosure.