[13] Earnings per share

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Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

in EUR m

 

2015

 

2014

Net income after taxes – attributable to Linde AG shareholders

 

1,149

 

1,102

 

 

 

 

 

Shares in thousand units

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

185,638

 

185,635

Dilution as a result of share option schemes

 

417

 

730

Weighted average number of shares outstanding – diluted

 

186,055

 

186,365

Earnings per share in EUR – undiluted

 

6.19

 

5.94

Earnings per share in EUR – diluted

 

6.18

 

5.91

Included in the figure for diluted earnings per share is the issue of shares relating to the employee share option schemes, to the extent that these have not already been exercised. Options exercised are also included in the calculation of the weighted average number of shares outstanding (fully diluted), on a weighted basis until the date they are exercised.

Further information about the option schemes is given in Note [28].