19. Share of Results Attributable to Non-Controlling Interests

Profits due to non-controlling interests in the amount of € 24,788 thousand (previous year: € 32,032 thousand) primarily relate to non-controlling interests in the CTA Group. This share of earnings decreased year on year, mainly because of the interest expenses arising from the measurement of the settlement obligation that were attributable to the non-controlling shareholder (previous year: interest income). A higher actual share of earnings attributable to the CTA Group had the opposite effect.