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GfK SE provides various market research services in Germany and internationally. The company offers advertising and communication planning solutions, including identifying the right consumer segments, analyzing the market opportunities, evaluating channel performance, optimizing advertising and messaging, and monitoring the effectiveness of advertising and communications; and brand value optimization solutions through exploration of areas, such as brand trends, brand potential and positioning, building and maintaining brand value, and brand relationship tracking. It also provides solutions for optimizing channel mix and categories, such as channel trends, channel strategy, shopper path to purchase, in-store experience, online experience, activation, and mobile and user experience; and customer experience and loyalty solutions in the areas of customer segmentation, customer experience planning, and customer loyalty and satisfaction. In addition, the company offers market insights and growth opportunities solutions, such as tracking and analyzing the trends within consumer segments, retail, technology, and products markets; providing market insights; and identifying the main customer segments for each trend. Further, it develops price plans by providing insights in the areas, such as trends and price influences, price planning, and SKU price monitoring and optimization; and provides product design and optimization solutions, which include identification of the gaps in the market, design, and test concepts in line with target audience, as well as optimizes product positioning. The company serves automotive, energy, financial services, industrial goods, public services, technology, consumer goods, fashion and lifestyle, health, media and entertainment, retail, and travel and tourism sectors. GfK SE was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany.

13,380 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/9/15
Founded in 1934

gfk se (GFK) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Member of Managem...
Total Annual Compensation: €1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Member of Managem...
Total Annual Compensation: €142.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Member of Managem...
Total Annual Compensation: €748.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Member of The Man...
Total Annual Compensation: €701.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

gfk se (GFK) Key Developments

GfK SE Announces the Payment of Dividend, Payable on May 29, 2015

GfK SE announced the payment of dividend of EUR 0.65 per share. The dividend shall be distributed on May 29, 2015.

GfK Group Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year 2014; Provides Group Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015 and 2016

GfK Group announced consolidated earnings results for the year 2014. For the period, the company reported sales were EUR 1,453 million, down 2.8% year-on- year compared to EUR 1,495 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was EUR 178.8 million, slightly below previous year's value of EUR 190.4 million adjusted for a one-off Swiss pension plan effect of EUR 10.1 million. This positive income level was achieved despite declining sales through continuous improvements in operating performance, which more than offset investments in new products and services as well as the transformation of company. Cash flow from operating activity improved by 20% to EUR 196.9 million. The company's consolidated total income improved to EUR 19.4 million compared to EUR 42.1 million a year ago. This is primarily due to a decrease in goodwill impairment in 2014. A year-on-year increase of EUR 6.5 million in expenses related to tax disputes in Turkey. Tax improvements in France and the USA. Overall tax expenses were reduced by EUR 18 million in 2014. The positive impact of EUR 10.1 million on operating income from the conversion of a pension plan in Switzerland in 2013. The group anticipates a return to modest organic growth in 2015. Adjusted operating income should improve and the margin should rise to somewhere in the range of 12.4% to 12.8%. The capital expenditure investment level will remain on a similar level as in the previous year. A further decline in sales is also possible. It is anticipated that the margin will continue to rise modestly. The group is aiming to outpace the market in 2016 in terms of organic growth. The company is still aiming for a margin of between 14% and 15% for 2016.

GfK SE Presents at HSBC's 13th Pan European Equity Conference, Apr-01-2015

GfK SE Presents at HSBC's 13th Pan European Equity Conference, Apr-01-2015 . Venue: HSBC France Offices, 109 Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France. Speakers: Bernhard Wolf, Global Head of Corporate Communications.


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