October 24, 2014 3:00 AM ET


Company Overview of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Company Overview

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA is engaged in the production, servicing, and marketing of media worldwide. The company operates through five divisions: RTL Group, Penguin Random House, Gruner+Jahr, Arvato, and Be Printers. The RTL Group division operates as a European entertainment network. This division owns and operates 55 television channels and 27 radio stations; and is involved in content production business. The Penguin Random House division publishes books in print, audio, and e-books in English, German, and Spanish languages. The Gruner+Jahr division publishes various magazines, including Stern, Brigitte, Geo, Capital, Gala, Eltern, P.M., Essen & Trinken, and National Geographic. The Arvat...

Carl-Bertelsmann-Strasse 270

Gutersloh,  33311


Founded in 1835

111,761 Employees


49 5241 80 0


49 5241 80 62321

Key Executives for Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Chairman of Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 49
Chief Financial Officer and Member of Executive Board
Age: 45
Member of the Executive Board
Age: 46
Member of Executive Board
Age: 52
Member of Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Arvato AG
Age: 50
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA Key Developments

Bertelsmann Is Reportedly Planning To Lift Stake In Penguin Random House

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA intends to increase its stake in Penguin Random House LLC as early as 2015, according to people familiar with the matter. Bertelsmann plans to buy part or all of the 47% held by Pearson plc (LSE:PSON), the people said, asking not to be named discussing private deliberations. While Bertelsmann and Pearson aren’t in talks, Pearson is willing to sell and can do so starting October 2015 under a shareholder agreement, the people said. Representatives for Bertelsmann and Pearson declined to comment on any future changes in ownership for Penguin Random House, reported Bloomberg.

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Q2 2014 Earnings Call, Aug 29, 2014

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Q2 2014 Earnings Call, Aug 29, 2014

Bertelsmann Announces Earnings Results for the Six Months to June 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for Full Year 2014

Bertelsmann announced earnings results for the six months to June 2014. In the six months to June, the group's bottom-line fell by 39% to €254 million ($335 million), but largely because the previous year's figures had been boosted by windfall gains. Underlying or operating profit edged 0.4% higher to €1.015 billion and sales were up 6.7% at €7.846 billion. The company announced that it has downgraded forecasts for full-year 2014.

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