26. Financial Assets

Financial Assets

in € thousand

 

31.12.2017

 

31.12.2016

Securities

 

6,227

 

3,940

Shares in affiliated companies

 

2,660

 

2,655

Other equity investments

 

241

 

241

Other financial assets

 

12,451

 

14,434

 

 

21,579

 

21,270

In the reporting year – as in the previous year – the securities relating to insolvency insurance for phased early retirement entitlements were netted out against the corresponding phased early retirement obligations because they fulfil the conditions for plan assets as per IAS 19 (revised 2011). The securities portfolio recognised as plan assets in the financial year amounted to € 392 thousand (previous year: € 3,116 thousand), see Note 37. Before offsetting, this results in a securities portfolio of € 6,619 thousand (previous year: € 7,056 thousand).

The shares in affiliated companies include shares in Group companies which are of minor importance for giving a true and fair view of the Group’s earnings, net assets and financial position and are therefore not consolidated.

Other financial assets primarily comprise receivables from a graduated rent totalling € 3,910 thousand (previous year: € 4,174 thousand), receivables from relief funds totalling € 2,530 thousand (previous year: € 2,609 thousand), receivables from bank guarantees amounting to € 2,352 thousand (previous year: € 3,498 thousand), and receivables from HPA amounting to € 317 thousand (previous year: € 333 thousand).