Consolidated Income Statement  download icon

in € millionsH1 2016H1 2015
Other operating income299251
Changes in inventories267183
Own costs capitalized1515
Cost of materials(2,782)(2,723)
Royalty and license fees(647)(666)
Personnel costs(2,669)(2,663)
Amortization/depreciation, impairment losses and reversals of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment(309)(293)
Other operating expenses(1,410)(1,501)
Results from investments accounted for using the equity method164
Results from financial assets36
Results from disposals of investments5617
EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes)805670
Interest income69
Interest expenses(78)(66)
Other financial income166
Other financial expenses(61)(68)
Financial result(117)(119)
Earnings before taxes from continuing operations688551
Income tax expense(206)(156)
Earnings after taxes from continuing operations482395
Earnings after taxes from discontinued operations3
Group profit or loss482398
attributable to:
Bertelsmann shareholders
Earnings from continuing operations288214
Earnings from discontinued operations3
Earnings attributable to Bertelsmann shareholders288217
Non-controlling interests
Earnings from continuing operations194181
Earnings from discontinued operations
Earnings attributable to non-controlling interests194181