At a Glance

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 126,000 employees and generated revenues of €18.0 billion in the 2019 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world. Bertelsmann aspires to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.

Key Figures (IFRS)

in € millionsH1 2020H1 2019
Business Development
Group revenues7,8488,612
Operating EBITDA1,0091,292
EBITDA margin in percent1)12.915.0
Group profit488502
Consolidated Balance Sheet6/30/202012/31/2019
Equity ratio in percent34.238.2
Total assets29,73327,317
Economic debt3)6,4646,511