7. Segment Reporting

The Segment Report is presented as an annex to the Notes to the Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements.

The HHLA Group’s segment report is prepared in accordance with the provisions of IFRS 8 Operating Segments. IFRS 8 requires reporting on the basis of the internal reports made to the Executive Board for the purpose of controlling the company’s activities.

The segment performance indicator used is the internationally customary key figure EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes), which serves to measure the performance of each segment and therefore aids the internal control function. For further information, please refer to the Consolidated Financial Statements as of 31 December 2015.

The accounting and valuation principles applied for internal reporting comply with the principles used for the HHLA Group as described in Note 6 “Accounting and Valuation Principles” in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements as of 31 December 2015.

Segment information is reported on the basis of the internal control function, which is consistent with external reporting and is classified in accordance with the activities of the HHLA Group’s business segments. These are organised and managed autonomously in accordance with the type of services being offered.

The HHLA Group still operates in four segments: Container, Intermodal, Logistics and Real Estate.

The Holding/Other division used for segment reporting does not represent an independent business segment as defined by the IFRS standards. However, it has been allocated to the segments within the Port Logistics subgroup in order to provide a complete and clear picture.

The reconciliation of segment assets with Group assets incorporates not only items for which consolidation is mandatory, but also claims arising from current and deferred income taxes, cash and cash equivalents, short-term deposits and financial assets which are not to be assigned to segment assets.

The reconciliation of the segment variable EBIT with consolidated earnings before taxes (EBT) incorporates not only transactions between the segments and the subgroups for which consolidation is mandatory, but also the proportion of companies accounted for using the equity method, net interest income and other financial result.

Reconciliation of the Segment Variable EBIT to Earnings before Tax (EBT)

in € thousand


1–6 | 2016


1–6 | 2015

Segment earnings (EBIT)





Elimination of business relations between the segments and subgroups





Group earnings (EBIT)





Earnings from associates accounted for using the equity method





Net interest income


- 12,946


- 19,225

Other financial result


- 10



Earnings before tax (EBT)