Financial Figures - Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

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Key Financials of the Bertelsmann Group

Key Figures (IFRS)          
in € millions 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Business Development          
Group revenues 16,950 17,141 16,675 16,179 16,065
Operating EBITDA 2,568 2,485 2,374 2,311 2,210
EBITDA margin in percent1) 15.1 14.5 14.2 14.3 13.8
Bertelsmann Value Added (BVA)2) 147 155 188 283 362
Group profit 1,137 1,108 572 885 612
Investments3) 1,240 1,259 1,578 1,312 655
           
Consolidated Balance Sheet          
Equity 9,895 9,434 8,380 8,761 6,083
Equity ratio in percent 41.6 41.2 38.9 40.9 32.2
Total assets 23,794 22,908 21,560 21,418 18,864
Net financial debt 2,625 2,765 1,689 681 1,218
Economic debt4) 5,913 5,609 6,039 4,216 4,773
Leverage factor 2.5 2.4 2.7 2.0 2.3
           
Dividends to Bertelsmann shareholders 180 180 180 180 180
Distribution on profit participation certificates 44 44 44 44 44
Employee profit sharing 105 95 85 101 92

Figures until 2015 are the most recently reported previous year’s figures. Rounding may result in minor variations in the calculation of percentages.
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 €1,244 million (2015: €1,281 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.