Annual Report 2017

12. Earnings per Share

Earnings per share is calculated by dividing the result for the year attributable to equity holders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year.

in thousands of EUR (unless stated otherwise)

2017

2016

Result for the year attributable to equity holders of the parent

227,929

231,360

Average number of outstanding ordinary shares

253,285,780

252,623,738

Diluted average number of outstanding ordinary shares

254,311,910

254,367,168

Earnings per share, basic (in EUR per share)

0.90

0.92

Earnings per share, diluted (in EUR per share)

0.90

0.91