in € million

 

FY 2018

 

FY 2017

 

% yoy

Net sales

 

7

 

23

 

(69)%

Energy Services

 

-

 

-

 

n.m.

Other Corporate & Business Services

 

7

 

23

 

(71)%

EBITDA

 

(218)

 

(244)

 

+11%

EBIT

 

(282)

 

(308)

 

+8.5%

Capex from continuing operations

 

(58)

 

(68)

 

+14%

Research & innovation

 

(58)

 

(55)

 

(5.3)%

Underlying EBITDA costs at €(218) million were lower than in 2017. Productivity programs and low insurance claims covered by the insurance captive of the company, helped to lower fixed costs, which more than offset inflation. The contribution from Energy Services was overall flat versus the prior year.