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Consolidated Cash Flow Statement


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€ million Note 2014 2013
 
Profit after tax 1,164.8 1,209.1
Depreciation/amortization/impairment losses/reversals of impairments 1,360.9 1,458.4
Changes in inventories 20.9 – 58.4
Changes in trade accounts receivable – 33.0 – 45.0
Changes in trade accounts payable 52.8 128.2
Changes in provisions – 341.6 – 203.0
Changes in other assets and liabilities 471.3 – 260.4
Neutralization of gains/losses on disposal of assets – 9.3 – 27.5
Other non-cash income and expenses 18.7 24.1
Net cash flows from operating activities → 53 2,705.5 2,225.5
 
Payments for investments in intangible assets – 143.3 – 109.6
Payments from the disposal of intangible assets1 2.1 0.3
Payments for investments in property, plant and equipment – 480.9 – 407.0
Payments from the disposal of property, plant and equipment1 14.0 260.0
Payments for investments in financial assets1 – 3,143.3 – 975.2
Payments for the obtainment of control over AZ Electronic Materials S.A. less acquired cash and cash equivalents – 1,419.3
Payments for other acquisitions – 15.1
Payments from the disposal of other financial assets1 3,508.6 372.1
Payments from the divestment of the Discovery and Development Solutions business field 20.9
Net cash flows from investing activities → 54 – 1,641.2 – 874.5
 
Dividend payments to ­Merck KGaA shareholders – 122.8 – 109.9
Dividend payments to non-controlling interests – 3.1 – 3.7
Dividend payments to E. ­Merck KG – 382.7 – 304.5
Payments from new borrowings of financial liabilities from E. ­Merck KG 139.4 128.8
Payments from transactions with no change of control – 351.3 – 0.3
Repayment of bonds – 750.0
Payments from the issuance of bonds 1,482.9
Payments from new borrowings of other current and non-current financial liabilities 322.6 64.6
Repayments of other current and non-current financial debt liabilities – 324.5 – 97.7
Net cash flows from financing activities 760.5 – 1,072.7
 
Changes in cash and cash equivalents 1,824.8 278.3
Changes in cash and cash equivalents due to currency translation 72.9 – 27.2
Cash and cash equivalents as of January 1 980.8 729.7
Cash and cash equivalents as of December 31 2,878.5 980.8
Plus cash and cash equivalents included in assets held for sale
Cash and cash equivalents as of December 31 (consolidated balance sheet) → 35 2,878.5 980.8
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Previous year’s figures have been adjusted, see “Notes to the consolidated cash flow statement”.

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