40 Earnings per share

40.1 Basic earnings per share

 

 

 

2018

2017

From continuing operations

4.20

3.99

From discontinued operations

0.04

0.01

Basic earnings per share

4.24

4.00

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year, excluding ordinary shares purchased by the Company and held as treasury shares.

40.2 Diluted earnings per share

 

 

 

2018

2017

From continuing operations

4.20

3.99

From discontinued operations

0.04

0.01

Diluted earnings per share

4.24

4.00

 

 

 

40.3 Earnings

The calculation of the basic and diluted earnings per share attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the parent is based on the following data:

 

 

 

€ million

2018

2017

Profit/loss (-) from continuing operations attributable to shareholders of UCB SA

792

752

Profit/loss (-) from discontinued operations

8

1

Profit attributable to shareholders of UCB SA

800

753

 

 

 

 

 

 

€ million

2018

2017

Profit/loss (-) from continuing operations attributable to shareholders of UCB SA

792

752

Profit/loss (-) from discontinued operations

8

1

Profit attributable to shareholders of UCB SA

800

753

 

 

 

40.4 Number of shares

 

 

 

In thousands of shares

2018

2017

Weighted average number of ordinary shares for basic earnings per share

188 484

188 281

Weighted average number of ordinary shares for diluted earnings per share

188 484

188 281