Facts & Figures
Key company figures 2015 - Financial Statement
The 2015 Burda portfolio includes some 540 products in Germany and 19 other countries. At the end of the past fiscal year, the consolidated group included a total of 219 independently operating companies, of which 133 were in Germany and 86 outside of it. At the end of the year, 10,297 individuals were employed in the Group. In fiscal year 2015, Burda’s external sales totaled €2.21 billion and were thus below the prior year. A comparison excluding zooplus AG, being no longer included in sales revenues since July 2014, shows 2014 consolidated group sales of €2.21 billion, so that fiscal year 2015 is at the same level as the prior year.In fiscal year 2015, the four business divisions systematically pursued their agreed expansion and conversion plans. Another focus was on the expansion of digital activities. Targeted investments were also made in technologically advanced consumer internet companies, in order to guide their growth as long-term partners.
While the performance of most divisions remained stable, the market in Eastern Europe remained under serious pressure because of weak currencies and unfavorable political policies. The Printing Division was able to find stability by strengthening new businesses (especially printing new school textbooks for Africa).Overall, Burda ended the 2015 fiscal year successfully. The asset and financial situation continued to improve. Because of its extremely solid financial stability, the company has the freedom to successfully continue its digital transformation through attractive investments in its own development projects and in new shareholdings.