Key Financials of the Bertelsmann Group
|Key Figures (IFRS)|
|in € millions||2022||2021||2020||2019||2018|
|EBITDA margin in percent1)||15.8||17.3||18.2||16.0||14.6|
|Bertelsmann Value Added (BVA)2)||109||474||355||89||121|
|Consolidated Balance Sheet|
|Equity ratio in percent||45.8||42.8||36.1||38.2||38.8|
|Net financial debt||2,249||959||2,055||3,364||3,932|
|Dividends to Bertelsmann shareholders||220||180||–||180||180|
|Distribution on profit participation certificates||44||44||44||44||44|
|Employee profit sharing||63||89||88||96||116|
1) Operating EBITDA as a percentage of revenues.
2) Bertelsmann uses BVA as a strictly defined key performance indicator to evaluate the profitability of the operating business and return on investment. Bertelsmann Value Added has been calculated excluding the venture capital organization of the Bertelsmann Investments division.
3) Taking into account the financial debt assumed, investments amounted to €1,981 million (2021: €1,961 million).
4) Net financial debt less the short-term liquidable investments in a special fund plus pension provisions, profit participation capital and lease liabilities (up to and including the financial year 2021 less 50 percent of the par value of the hybrid bonds).
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