Financial Figures - Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

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Key Financials of the Bertelsmann Group

Key Figures (IFRS)          
in € millions 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Business Development          
Group revenues 17,141 16,675 16,179 16,065 15,368
Operating EBITDA 2,485 2,374 2,311 2,210 2,243
EBITDA margin in percent1) 14.5 14.2 14.3 13.8 14.6
Bertelsmann Value Added (BVA)2) 155 188 283 362 359
Group profit 1.108 572 885 612 612
Investments3) 1,259 1,578 1,312 655 956
           
Consolidated Balance Sheet          
Equity 9,434 8,380 8,761 6,083 6,149
Equity ratio in percent 41.2 38.9 40.9 32.2 33.9
Total assets 22,908 21,560 21,418 18,864 18,149
Net financial debt 2,765 1,689 681 1,218 1,809
Economic debt4) 5,609 6,039 4,216 4,773 4,913
Leverage factor 2.4 2.7 2.0 2.3 2.4
           
Dividends to Bertelsmann shareholders 180 180 180 180 180
Distribution on profit participation certificates 44 44 44 44 44
Employee profit sharing 95 85 101 92 107

Figures adjusted for financial year 2014; figures before 2014 are the most recently reported previous year’s figures.
1) Operating EBITDA as a percentage of revenues.
2) Bertelsmann uses the BVA as a strictly defined key performance indicator to evaluate the profitability of the operating business and the return on investment.
3) Taking into account the financial debt assumed, investments amounted to €1,281 million (2014: €1,601 million).
4) Net financial debt less 50 percent of the par value of the hybrid bonds plus pension provisions, profit participation capital and net present value of operating leases.