Company Overview of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA operates as a media, services, and education company worldwide. The company operates through five segments: RTL Group, Penguin Random House, Gruner + Jahr, Arvato, and Be Printers. The RTL Group segment operates as a European entertainment network. It owns and operates 52 television channels and 29 radio stations; and creates and produces primetime drama, serial drama, entertainment, factual, and comedy programming. The Penguin Random House segment publishes books in print, audio, and e-books in English, German, and Spanish languages. The Gruner + Jahr segment publishes magazines and digital offerings, including Stern, Brigitte, Geo, Capital, Gala, Eltern, P.M., Ess...
Founded in 1835
Key Executives for Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
Chairman of Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Arvato
Member of the Executive Board, Chairman of Random House and Chief Executive Officer of Penguin Random House
Member of Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Co-Chief Executive Officer of RTL Group
Managing Partner of Bertelsmann Asia Investments and Chief Executive of Bertelsmann China Corporate Center
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA Key Developments
Bertelsmann Announces Executive Changes
Jan 26 16
Bertelsmann announced that its Supervisory Board appointed Bernd Hirsch as the company's new Chief Financial Officer. Hirsch is scheduled to take up his new position as CFO of the international media, services and education group on April 1, 2016. He will take over responsibility as CFO from Thomas Rabe, who had taken on the role on a transitional basis in addition to his duties as Chief Executive Officer. At the same time, Hirsch will become a member of the Bertelsmann Group Management Committee. Bernd Hirsch most recently served as CFO at Symrise AG.
Bertelsmann Reportedly Looks For Partner To Acquire Penguin Random
Nov 24 15
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA is looking for a private equity partner to help it buy the rest of Penguin Random House LLC from Pearson plc (LSE:PSON), three sources reported. "The main issue is whether Pearson wants to sell its stake in one deal or whether it wants to sell in phases," the person said. A complete exit in one go by Pearson would be a challenge for Bertelsmann.
Bertelsmann Se & Co. KGaA Announces Earnings Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015
Nov 12 15
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA announced earnings results for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. For the period, the company reported consolidated revenues (continuing operations) was €12,152 million against €11,817 million a year ago. Operating EBITDA was €1,595 million against €1,485 million a year ago. EBIT (Earnings before interest and taxes) was €993 million against €739 million a year ago. Financial loss was €186 million against €233 a year ago. Earnings before taxes from continuing operations was €807 million against €506 million a year ago. Group profit was €573 million against €292 million a year ago.
The company provided earnings guidance for the full year of 2015. For the year, the company continue to expect higher revenues and higher operating EBITDA than last year.
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