Revenue for the period from April 1 to December 31, 2013, in the amount of EUR 8,384.1 million decreased by 3.1% compared to the same period of the preceding year (EUR 8,652.5 million). EBIT reached EUR 573.0 million for the same period compared to EUR 607.2 million for the first nine months of the business year 2012/13. EBIT equaled EUR 172.5 million for the third quarter of 2013/14, compared to EUR 171.8 million for the third quarter of 2012/13. After consideration of the financial result and taxes, profit for the period amounted to EUR 351.6 million compared to EUR 369.5 million for the first three quarters of the preceding year.
Diluted and basic (undiluted) earnings per share are calculated as follows: