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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 May Raise Stake In Penguin Random House

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA may raise its stake in Penguin Random House LLC. "We are open to increasing our stake in Penguin Random House, provided the financial terms are fair," Bertelsmann Chief Executive Thomas Rabe said. Bertelsmann and Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) combined their book-publishing businesses in 2013. Also, Pearson plans to sell 47% stake in Penguin Random House. Bertelsmann holds 53% of Penguin Random House.

Bertelsmann Se & Co. Kgaa Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA announced consolidated earnings results for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. Consolidated revenues were €12.0 billion compared to €12.2 billion a year ago. Adjusted for portfolio-related and exchange-rate effects, this reflects a 0.6% increase. Operating EBITDA as of September 30, 2016 was up by €38 million, to €1.63 billion. The TV, music and services businesses contributed significantly to this increase. Due to the positive operating performance and lower special items, Group net income also increased considerably, by €79 million or 13.8%, to €652 million. EBIT was €1,094 million compared to €993 million a year ago. Earnings before taxes from continuing operations were €918 million compared to €807 million a year ago.

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

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

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