FY 2018

 

FY 2017

Profit attributable to Solvay share (in € m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying profit for the period

 

a

 

1,092

 

939

Underlying profit from continuing operations

 

b

 

876

 

784

IFRS profit for the period

 

c

 

858

 

1,061

IFRS profit from continuing operations

 

d

 

657

 

824

Number of shares (in 1000 shares)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issued shares at end of year

 

e

 

105,876

 

105,876

Treasury shares at end of year

 

f

 

2,723

 

2,358

Outstanding shares at the end of the year

 

g = e-f

 

103,154

 

103,519

Average outstanding shares (basic calculation)

 

h

 

103,277

 

103,352

Average outstanding shares (diluted calculation)

 

i

 

103,735

 

104,084

Data per share (in €)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying profit for the period (basic)

 

j = a/h

 

10.57

 

9.08

Underlying profit from continuing operations (basic)

 

k = b/h

 

8.48

 

7.59

IFRS profit for the period (basic)

 

l = c/h

 

8.31

 

10.27

IFRS profit from continuing operations (basic)

 

m = d/h

 

6.37

 

7.97

IFRS profit for the period (diluted)

 

p = c/i

 

8.27

 

10.19

IFRS profit from continuing operations (diluted)

 

q = d/i

 

6.34

 

7.92

Underlying earnings per share[1] grew +16% to €10.57, including a €2.09 contribution from discontinued operations. On a continuing basis, underlying earnings per share grew +12% to €8.48, thanks to lower financial charges and the lower tax rate.

[1] Earnings per share basis calculation