|in € millions||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013|
|EBITDA margin in percent1)||15.3||15.2||14.5||14.2||14.3|
|Bertelsmann Value Added (BVA)2)||163||180||180||211||298|
|Consolidated Balance Sheet|
|Equity ratio in percent||38.5||41.6||41.2||38.9||40.9|
|Net financial debt||3,479||2,625||2,765||1,689||681|
|Dividends to Bertelsmann shareholders||180||180||180||180||180|
|Distribution on profit participation certificates||44||44||44||44||44|
|Employee profit sharing||105||105||95||85||101|
|Figures prior to 2016 are the most recently reported previous year’s figures. The previous year’s figures for Bertelsmann Value Added and Investments have been adjusted.
Details are presented in the “Alternative Performance Measures” section in the Combined Management Report.|
The figures shown in the table are, in some cases, so-called Alternative Performance Measures (APM), which are neither defined nor described in IFRS. Details are presented in the “Alternative Performance Measures” section in the Combined Management Report.
Rounding may result in minor variations in the calculation of percentages.