EBIT - EADS uses EBIT pre-goodwill amortization and exceptionals as a key indicator of its economic performance. The term “exceptionals” refers to income or expenses of a non-recurring nature, such as amortization expenses of fair value adjustments relating to the EADS merger and impairment losses. It does not correspond to the definition of extraordinary items under IFRS.
Present structure 2008-2011
Previous structure 2005-2008
As of 1 January 2008, the consolidation of EADS North America was changed by transferring parts from Defence & Security Division to Other Businesses. Nevertheless, the lead of material business elements remains within the respective Divisions. The figures for 2007 are adjusted accordingly.