19. Share of results attributable to non-controlling interests
Profits attributable to non-controlling interests amounting to € 26,193 thousand (previous year: € 24,788 thousand) mainly relate to non-controlling shareholders of the CTA Group. This share of earnings increased, mainly because of the year-on-year decline in interest expenses arising from the measurement of the settlement obligation that were attributable to the non-controlling shareholder. This was offset by a lower actual share of earnings attributable to the CTA Group and a lower share of earnings attributable to the Metrans Group due to a reduction in non-controlling interests from 10.0 % to 0 % in the first quarter of the reporting year.