Annual Report 2018

Earnings per share (EPS)

Adjusted Earnings per share, which excludes non-recurring items, decreased by -5.7% to €0.91 in FY18 (FY17: €0.97). Earnings per share decreased by -5.3% to €0.85 in FY18 (FY17: €0.90) as a higher operating result was more than offset by the non-reoccurrence of the one time €38 million gain from the remeasurement of the 30% interest in Visilab during 2017.

The weighted average number of shares outstanding was 253,702,033 in FY18 (FY17: 253,285,780). On a fully diluted basis, EPS decreased by -5.1% at €0.85 in FY18 (FY17: €0.90).