12. Earnings per share

The following table shows the earnings per ordinary and preference share including and excluding the dilutive effect from stock options issued and the MEB.

  2009 2008
Numerators in million €    
Net income attributable to Fresenius SE 494 270
less preference on preference shares 1 1
less effect from dilution due to Fresenius Medical Care shares and MEB 1 17
Income available to all classes of shares 492 252
Denominators in number of shares    
Weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding 80,595,319 78,855,197
Weighted-average number of preference shares outstanding 80,595,319 78,855,197
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding of all classes 161,190,638 157,710,394
Potentially dilutive ordinary shares 268,447 592,526
Potentially dilutive preference shares 268,447 592,526
Weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding assuming dilution 80,863,766 79,447,723
Weighted-average number of preference shares outstanding assuming dilution 80,863,766 79,447,723
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding of all classes assuming dilution 161,727,532 158,895,446
     
Basic earnings per ordinary share in € 3.06 1.71
Preference per preference share in € 0.01 0.01
Basic earnings per preference share in € 3.07 1.72
     
Fully diluted earnings per ordinary share in € 3.04 1.58
Preference per preference share in € 0.01 0.01
Fully diluted earnings per preference share in € 3.05 1.59

  2009 2008
Numerators in million €    
Net income attributable to Fresenius SE 494 270
less preference on preference shares 1 1
less effect from dilution due to Fresenius Medical Care shares and MEB 1 17
Income available to all classes of shares 492 252
Denominators in number of shares    
Weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding 80,595,319 78,855,197
Weighted-average number of preference shares outstanding 80,595,319 78,855,197
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding of all classes 161,190,638 157,710,394
Potentially dilutive ordinary shares 268,447 592,526
Potentially dilutive preference shares 268,447 592,526
Weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding assuming dilution 80,863,766 79,447,723
Weighted-average number of preference shares outstanding assuming dilution 80,863,766 79,447,723
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding of all classes assuming dilution 161,727,532 158,895,446
     
Basic earnings per ordinary share in € 3.06 1.71
Preference per preference share in € 0.01 0.01
Basic earnings per preference share in € 3.07 1.72
     
Fully diluted earnings per ordinary share in € 3.04 1.58
Preference per preference share in € 0.01 0.01
Fully diluted earnings per preference share in € 3.05 1.59

The owners of preference shares are entitled to a preference of € 0.01 per bearer preference share per fiscal year.

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