Notes to the consolidated statement of
(8) Cash and cash equivalents
Recognized under cash and cash equivalents are liquid funds, sight deposits and other financial assets with an original term of not more than three months. In accordance with IAS 7, also recognized under cash equivalents are shares in money market funds which, due to their first-class credit ratingrating
Assessment of the creditworthiness of a company as published by rating agencies.
and investment in extremely short-term money market securities, undergo only minor value fluctuations and can be readily converted within one day into known amounts of cash. Utilized bank overdrafts are recognized in the statement of financial position as liabilities to banks.
The volume of cash and cash equivalents decreased compared to the previous year, from 1,238 million euros to 1,051 million euros. Of this figure, 873 million euros (previous year: 913 million euros) relate to cash and 178 million euros (previous year: 325 million euros) to cash equivalents. The change is shown in the consolidated statement of cash flowscash flows
Inflows and outflows of cash and cash equivalents divided within the statement of cash flows into cash flows from ordinary activities, from investing and acquisition activities, and from financing activities.