Statement of cash flows
|Summary statement of cash flows (€ million)|
|Cash flow from operating activities|
|Cash flow from investing activities|
|Cash flow from financing activities|
|Net change in cash and cash equivalents|
|Cash and cash equivalents as of Jun 30/Dec 31|
- The significant increase in cash flow from operating activities was mainly due to the improved development of profits. Working capital effects in particular had a partially compensating effect.
- Cash outflow from investing activities declined, driven primarily by lower payments for net capital expenditures. In contrast, higher payments for company shares (SIGNON Deutschland GmbH at DB Netze Track) had a dampening effect.
- Cash inflow from financing activities fell mainly due to a lower net inflow of funds from senior bonds (– 1.332 Mio. €) (€ –1,332 million) and a higher cash outflow from the repayment of leasing liabilities (€ –83 million). This was counteracted by the omission of the dividend payment to the Federal Government (€ +650 million) and an increase in net inflows from the taking on and repayment of financial loans (€ +632 million).
- On balance, DB Group was, as of June 30, 2021, virtually unchanged in cash and cash equivalents compared to the end of the previous year.