Economic value (value added)

€ million
2019/20 2020/21 Change in %
Key financial figures for continuing operations



Like-for-like sales trend % -3.9 -0.4 -
Sales trend in local currency % -4.0 0.0 -
Sales (net)
25,632 24,765 -3.4
Adjusted EBITDA
1,158 1,171 1.1
Transformation costs
47
65
39.3
Earnings contributions from real estate transactions
3 60
-
EBITDA
1,113 1,166 4.7
EBIT
257
197 -23.5
EBT (earnings before taxes)
-32
40 -
Profit or loss for the period1
-146
-56 61.8
Earnings per share (basic = diluted) 0.40 -0.15 61.8
Dividend per ordinary share2
0.70 0.00 -100.0
Dividend per preference share2
0.70 0.00 -100.0
Cash flow from operating activities
646
1,237
91.5
Investments
627
764
21.8
Net debt
3,771
3,466 -8.1
Employees (annual average by headcount)
97,639 95,141 -2.6

1 Attributable to METRO shareholders.
2 The dividend per share relates to both continuing and discontinued operations.

Evaluation in relevant sustainability indices and rankings

Index/ranking Rating/score Scale Publication date
Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World/Europe 77
Index member
0 to 100 11/2021
ISS-oekom Corporate Rating C+ Prime Status D– to A+ 04/2020
CDP Climate Change
A- F to A 12/2021
CDP Water Security B F to A 12/2021
CDP Forest
B (palm oil),
B– (soy, paper),
C (cattle)
F to A 12/2021
FTSE4Good Global/Europe Index Index member - 06/2022
MSCI AA CCC to AAA
08/2021
Sustainalytics
Low risk (17.6)
26 out of 198 in
Food Retailer Industry
0 - 40+
05/2022
GEI Bloomberg
Index member
-
01/2022

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 2020/21, 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.