7. Segment reporting

The segment report is presented as an annex to the Condensed Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

The Group’s segment report is prepared in accordance with the provisions of IFRS 8 and requires reporting on the basis of the internal reports to the Executive Board for the purpose of controlling commercial activities. The segment performance indicator used is the internationally customary key figure EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes), which serves to measure the success in each segment and therefore aids internal control. For further information, please refer to the Consolidated Financial Statements as of 31 December 2021.

The accounting and valuation principles applied to internal reporting comply with the principles applied by the Group described in Note 6 “Accounting and valuation principles” in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements as of 31 December 2021.

The HHLA Group still operates in four segments: the Container, Intermodal, Logistics and Real Estate segments. “Holding/Other” still does not constitute an independent operating segment under IFRS 8.

The reconciliation of the segment variable EBIT to consolidated earnings before taxes (EBT) incorporates transactions between the segments and the subgroups for which consolidation is mandatory, along with the proportion of companies accounted for using the equity method, net interest income and the other financial result.

Reconciliation of the segment EBIT with consolidated earnings before taxes (EBT)

in € thousand


1–6 | 2022


1–6 | 2021

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


- 17,430


- 14,960

Earnings before tax (EBT)