EVA (Economic Value Added)

Economic Value Added (EVA) is a financial indicator that can be used to determine the excess operating profit of a company in a given period.

What’s it all about?

  • What are EVA and GWB?

Economic Value Added (EVA) is a financial indicator that can be used to determine the excess operating profit of a company in a given period. To calculate EVA, the profit generated from the deployed capital is compared with the costs associated with the capital deployment. This value-oriented key figure represents the absolute value added that a company has created in a certain period of time. The value takes into account a risk-adjusted interest rate. EVA – or “Geschäftsbeitrag” (GWB) in German – serves as an instrument for evaluating company performance and the sustainability of growth.

 👉 EVA and GWB are listed as key figures in the METRO Annual Report.