Key Financials of the Bertelsmann Group
|Key Figures (IFRS)|
|in € millions||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011|
|EBITDA margin in percent1)||14.5||14.2||14.3||13.8||14.6|
|Bertelsmann Value Added (BVA)2)||155||188||283||362||359|
|Consolidated Balance Sheet|
|Equity ratio in percent||41.2||38.9||40.9||32.2||33.9|
|Net financial debt||2,765||1,689||681||1,218||1,809|
|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.
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