Balance Sheet Disclosures


31. Cash and Cash Equivalents

Breakdown of Cash and Cash Equivalents
in million €31 Dec. 201731 Dec. 2016
Cash-in-hand and store money426.2373.4
Bank balances226.1241.7
Cheques received1.10.7
Bank overdrafts-1.8-42.0
Funds according to cash flow statement651.6573.8

The cash-in-hand and store money essentially presented cash-in-hand at stores and funds in transit at cash transportation companies. The increase in cash-in-hand was due mainly to the calendar year, although it was also caused by the increase in the number of stores.

The bank balances include both current account balances and demand and time deposits. 

The cash and cash equivalents, less the overdraft facilities presented under liabilities to banks, shown here comprise the cash funds within the meaning of the cash flow statement. The change in cash funds is presented in the cash flow statement (see note 38 "Cash Flow Statement").