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GfK SE provides various market research services. The company offers advertising and communication planning solutions, including identifying the right consumer segments, analyzing the market opportunities, evaluating channel performance, optimizing advertising and messaging, and monitoring the effectiveness of advertising and communications; and solutions for optimizing channel mix and categories, such as channel trends, channel strategy, shopper path to purchase, in-store experience, online experience, and mobile and user experience. Its market insights and growth opportunities solutions comprise tracking and analyzing the trends within consumer segments, retail, technology, and products markets; providing market insights; identifying the main customer segments for each trend; and developing strategic plans. The company also offers product design and optimization comprising identifies the gaps in the market, design, and test concepts in line with target audience, as well as optimizes product positioning; and brand value optimization solutions through exploration of areas, such as brand trends, brand potential and positioning, building and maintaining brand value, and brand relationship tracking. In addition, it provides customer experience and loyalty solutions in the areas of customer segmentation, customer experience planning, and customer loyalty and satisfaction; and develops price plans by providing insights in the areas, such as trends and price influences, price planning, and SKU price monitoring and optimization. GfK SE serves automotive, consumer goods, fashion and lifestyle, financial services, health, media and entertainment, public services, retail, technology, and travel and tourism industries in Europe, the Middle East, Turkey, Africa, North America, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific region. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany.

13,332 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/12/14
Founded in 1934

gfk se (GFK) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Member of Managem...
Total Annual Compensation: €1.2M
Chief Operating Officer and Member of Managem...
Total Annual Compensation: €727.0K
Chief Operating Officer of Consumer Choices S...
Total Annual Compensation: €832.0K
Co-Chief Operating Officer of Custom Research
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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

gfk se (GFK) Key Developments

Gfk Group Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Sales Guidance for the Full Year of 2014

GfK Group announced consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported sales of EUR 361.4 million against EUR 357.0 million a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 55.0 million against EUR 54.4 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was EUR 49.9 million against EUR 46.0 million a year ago. Operating income was EUR 40.2 million against EUR 35.5 million a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 92.8 million against EUR 75.3 million a year ago. Earnings per share were EUR 0.43 against EUR 0.37 a year ago. For the nine months, the company reported sales of EUR 1,090.0 million against EUR 1,054.9 million a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 150.9 million against EUR 144.6 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was EUR 126.3 million against EUR 114.74 million a year ago. Operating income was EUR 107.4 million against EUR 93.8 million a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 123.5 million against EUR 132.9 million a year ago. Earnings per share were EUR 1.32 against EUR 1.04 a year ago. The company expects that the modest development of the sales figures in the first nine months of 2014 will not be entirely compensated by stronger growth in the final quarter of the year. Consequently, the management board anticipates organic sales growth ranging from 1.5% to 0%. The target range for the margin is 12% to 12.5%.

GfK SE, Nine Months 2014 Earnings Call, Nov 12, 2014

GfK SE, Nine Months 2014 Earnings Call, Nov 12, 2014

GfK to Appoints Christian Diedrich as Chief Financial Officer

The Supervisory Board of GfK SE has appointed Christian Diedrich, 56, as Chief Financial Officer. His appointment will become effective on October 15, 2014. Christian Diedrich will succeed Pamela Knapp, who requested to end her employment contract with GfK SE before the end of her term for personal reasons. Knapp will hand over to Diedrich in October in order to allow for a seamless transition. Christian Diedrich, age 56, holds degrees in engineering and international management and has worked in the fields of finance and strategy since he joined IBM in 1984. He currently serves as Vice President International Corporate Development at IBM based in Shanghai, China, being responsible for M&A activities of IBM outside of the US. During his various senior roles in finance, strategy and M&A, he worked and lived in Europe, the U.S and Asia. His more recent roles include CFO for IBM Northeast Europe and CFO at IBM Germany.


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