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Alternative non-GAAP performance measures

In accordance with CESR recommendation CESR/05-178b on alternative performance measures, in addition to IFRS financial measures, Piaggio has included other non-IFRS measures in its Report on Operations.

These are presented in order to measure the trend of the Group's operations to a better extent and should not be considered as an alternative to IFRS measures.

In particular the following alternative performance measures have been used:

  • EBITDA: defined as operating income gross of amortisation/depreciation
  • Gross industrial margin defined as the difference between net revenues and the cost to sell;
  • Cost to sell: this includes costs for materials (direct and consumables), accessory purchase costs (transport of incoming material, customs, warehousing), employee costs for direct and indirect manpower and relative expenses, work carried out by third parties, energy costs, depreciation of property, plant, equipment and industrial equipment, maintenance and cleaning costs net of sundry cost recovery recharged to suppliers.
  • Net debt: gross financial debt, minus cash on hand and other cash and cash equivalents, as well as other current financial receivables. These Consolidated Financial Statements include a table indicating the statement of financial position items used to determine the measure.