Consolidated Income Statement  download icon

in € millionsNotes20152014 (adjusted)
Other operating income2575551
Changes in inventories258277
Own costs capitalized3120
Cost of materials(5,730)(5,937)
Royalty and license fees(1,513)(1,257)
Personnel costs3(5,430)(5,099)
Amortization/depreciation, impairment losses and reversals of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment4(616)(793)
Other operating expenses5(3,064)(3,176)
Results from investments accounted for using the equity method62845
Impairment losses and reversals on investments accounted for using the equity method(23)4
Results from financial assets6(6)
Results from disposals of investments24(155)
EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes)1,6811,149
Interest income82023
Interest expenses8(142)(109)
Other financial income92255
Other financial expenses9(130)(264)
Financial result(230)(295)
Earnings before taxes from continuing operations1,451854
Income tax expense10(346)(286)
Earnings after taxes from continuing operations1,105568
Earnings after taxes from discontinued operations34
Group profit or loss1,108572
attributable to:
Bertelsmann shareholders
Earnings from continuing operations674158
Earnings from discontinued operations34
Earnings attributable to Bertelsmann shareholders677162
Non-controlling interests 
Earnings from continuing operations431410
Earnings from discontinued operations
Earnings attributable to non-controlling interests431410