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November 24, 2015 7:30 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 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...

Carl-Bertelsmann-Strasse 270

Gütersloh,  33311


Founded in 1835

119,019 Employees


49 5241 80 0


49 5241 80 62321

Key Executives for Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Chairman of Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 50
Member of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Arvato
Age: 50
Member of the Executive Board, Chairman of Random House and Chief Executive Officer of Penguin Random House
Age: 47
Member of Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Co-Chief Executive Officer of RTL Group
Age: 53
Managing Partner of Bertelsmann Asia Investments and Chief Executive of Bertelsmann China Corporate Center
Age: 42
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA Key Developments

Bertelsmann Se & Co. KGaA Announces Earnings Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015

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.

Bertelsmann Reportedly Eyeing HotChalk

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA may acquire HotChalk, Inc. People close to the matter said that Bertelsmann is close to acquiring a minority stake in HotChalk. According to the news report, sources sought anonymity. It further added that a spokesman for HotChalk declined to comment, while Bertelsmann did not respond to a request for comment.

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Aug 31, 2015

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Aug 31, 2015

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