Consolidated Income Statement

Consolidated Income Statement  download icon

in € millionsNotes20162015
Other operating income2613575
Changes in inventories248258
Own costs capitalized3431
Cost of materials(5,769)(5,730)
Royalty and license fees(1,462)(1,513)
Personnel costs3(5,375)(5,430)
Amortization/depreciation, impairment losses and reversals of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment4(632)(616)
Other operating expenses5(2,866)(3,064)
Results from investments accounted for using the equity method122928
Impairment losses and reversals on investments accounted for using the equity method(4)(23)
Results from financial assets6(8)
Results from disposals of investments134124
EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes)1,7991,681
Interest income71320
Interest expenses7(146)(142)
Other financial income81422
Other financial expenses8(125)(130)
Financial result(244)(230)
Earnings before taxes from continuing operations1,5551,451
Income tax expense9(419)(346)
Earnings after taxes from continuing operations1,1361,105
Earnings after taxes from discontinued operations13
Group profit or loss1,1371,108
attributable to:
Bertelsmann shareholders
Earnings from continuing operations685674
Earnings from discontinued operations13
Earnings attributable to Bertelsmann shareholders686677
Non-controlling interests
Earnings from continuing operations451431
Earnings from discontinued operations
Earnings attributable to non-controlling interests451431