Excellent earnings & sharing success
In 2013 our consolidated revenue totaled just over €55 billion. Our profit from operating activities (EBIT) was €2,861 million. This positive economic position reflects the trust that our customers place in us as a company that acts responsibly. At the same time, it offers a basis for expanding our commitment to corporate responsibility.
The Group paid taxes as well as additional payments to federal, state and local authorities to help finance infrastructure maintenance and expansion. Please refer to our Annual Report for details on our tax expenses.
Our shareholders also participate in the success of our company. In the reporting year, we paid dividends to our shareholders in the amount of €967 million for the fiscal year 2013. At the Annual General Meeting on May 27, 2014, the Board of Management and Supervisory Board will recommend a dividend of €0.80 per share.