October 24, 2016 3:31 PM ET


Company Overview of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Company Overview

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 57 television channels and 31 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...

Carl-Bertelsmann-Strasse 270

Gütersloh,  33311


Founded in 1835

114,710 Employees


49 5241 80 0


49 5241 80 62321

Key Executives for Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer and Member of The Executive Board
Age: 46
Member of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Arvato
Age: 52
Member of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Penguin Random House
Age: 48
Member of the Executive Board, Co-Chief Executive Officer of RTL Group and Chief Executive Officer of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland
Age: 54
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA Key Developments

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, H1 2016 Earnings Call, Aug 31, 2016

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, H1 2016 Earnings Call, Aug 31, 2016

Bertelsmann Reports Earnings Results for the First Half of 2016

Bertelsmann reported earnings results for the first half of 2016. For the period, the company EBITDA reaching €1.1 billion. Group net income rose by about 20% year-on-year to €482 million. Generated Revenue was €8.0 billion.

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA Reports Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2016; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Year 2016

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA reported earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. For the quarter, the company reported consolidated revenues of EUR 3,950 million against EUR 3,917 million a year ago. Operating EBITDA was EUR 500 million against EUR 463 million a year ago. This significant increase was largely fueled by RTL Group's European broadcasting and international TV production businesses, Arvato's services businesses, and Relias' education business. EBIT (Earnings before interest and taxes) was EUR 339 million against EUR 241 million a year ago. Earnings before taxes were EUR 279 million against EUR 188 million a year ago. Group profit was EUR 185 million against EUR 143 million a year ago. The company reaffirmed earnings guidance for the year 2016. For the full year, the company continues to expect an increase in revenues and continued high operating profitability.

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