[7] Earnings per Share.

Earnings per share are calculated by dividing profit or loss attributable to shareholders of Wincor Nixdorf AG by the weighted average number of shares outstanding.

Due to the business combination agreement with Diebold, Incorporated, North Canton, Ohio, USA (in the following “Diebold, Inc.”) there is a contractual obligation no longer to settle share-based payment programs at maturity in shares but rather in cash. A dilution of earnings per share is therefore ruled out, as none of the current share-based payment programs (see Note [20]) will be settled in shares in the future.

 

 

 

 

2015/2016

2014/2015

Profit attributable to equity holders of Wincor Nixdorf AG (€k)

100,436

6,466

Number of shares outstanding as of October 1 (in thousands)

29,816

29,816

Number of shares outstanding as of September 30 (in thousands)

29,816

29,816

Weighted average number of shares outstanding (in thousands)

29,816

29,816

Diluted earnings per share (€)

3.37

0.22