Key Financials


  2018 2017
Sales 26,790 25,220
EBITDA 3,365 3,146
Operating profit (EBIT) before impairment 2,233 2,095
Operating profit (EBIT) after impairment 2,177 2,095
Profit before Tax 1,862 1,867
Profit after Tax (continuing operations + non-controlling interests) 1,436 1,812
Profit after Tax (discontinued operations) 1,085 107
Group Profit after Tax 2,521 1,919
Basic Earnings per Share (cent) 302.4 226.8
Basic Earnings per Share (cent) (continuing operations) 172.0 214.0
Cash Earnings per Share (cent) 445.1 355.1
Dividend per Share (cent) 72.0 68.0
Net Debt/EBITDA (times) 2.1 1.8
EBITDA Interest Cover (times) 11.0 10.9
EBIT Interest Cover (times) 7.1 7.2
Dividend Cover (times) (i) 4.2 3.3
 
(i) 2018 Dividend cover based on EPS from continuing operations was 2.4 times.