[6] Segment reporting

The same principles apply to segment reporting in the interim report as those described in the Group financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015.

To arrive at the figure for the Gases Division as a whole from the figures for the segments within the Gases Division, consolidation adjustments of EUR 42 m (2015: EUR 46 m) were deducted from revenue. Therefore, it is not possible to arrive at the figure for the Gases Division as a whole by merely adding together the segments in the Gases Division.

The reconciliation of segment revenue to Group revenue and of the operating profit of the segments to Group profit before tax is shown in the table below:

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Reconciliation of segment revenue and of the segment result

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January to March

in € million

 

2016

 

2015

Revenue

 

 

 

 

Total segment revenue

 

4,339

 

4,485

Consolidation

 

–77

 

–87

Group revenue

 

4,262

 

4,398

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

 

 

 

Operating profit from segments

 

1,058

 

1,076

Operating profit from Corporate activities

 

–88

 

–69

Restructuring costs (non-recurring item)

 

 

20

Amortisation and depreciation

 

461

 

467

Financial income

 

8

 

11

Financial expenses

 

97

 

109

Consolidation

 

21

 

3

Profit before tax

 

441

 

425