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 around 130,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.3 billion in the 2020 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. In 2021, Bertelsmann commemorates the 100th birthday of Reinhard Mohn, the Group's late post-war founder and longtime Chairman and CEO.

Key Figures (IFRS)

in € millionsH1 2021H1 2020
Business Development
Group revenues8,6917,848
Operating EBITDA1,417994
EBITDA margin in percent1)16.312.7
Group profit1,368488
Consolidated Balance Sheet6/30/202112/31/2020
Equity ratio in percent42.036.1
Total assets28,72529,704
Economic debt3)4,4325,207